Year-round adventure – from reindeer and snowmobiling, to trekking and camping
Lapland comprises the far north of all three Scandinavian countries – Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Nature and wilderness are the primary features of this generally cold and remote part of Scandinavia. While it may be sparsely populated and remote, there is plenty of adventure to be had!
During a harsh winter, a Lapland snowmobile safari might be a little cold, but is an incredibly unique way of seeing this part of the world. Winter is also your best opportunity for viewing the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights. Feel the sting of the cold, and never feel more alive, as you fly along the snow during the day, and witness a true natural wonder at night!
Lapland is also a summer paradise for outdoorsmen. Hikers, campers, hunters, and fishermen will find trails and huts that are open to the public and completely free. Car camping, or a 4×4 excursion, are both excellent ways to get away from hectic city life. Some cities across Finland, Norway, and Sweden host other summer activities that include film festivals, a classical music festival, and more. During the winter though, skiing is a main attraction. You’ll have several different ski areas to choose from in Finland, that you can enjoy before or after your time on a snowmobile in Lapland. There are also snowshoeing treks and Santa Claus excursions to enjoy.
Other Need-to-Know Information about Lapland
The Lapland area is one of the most remote places in the entire world, but this quiet wilderness is full of natural beauty. As it lies above the arctic circle, you will experience the unique seasons that belong to that area – no sun for days in the dead of winter, and sunlight at midnight during the summer. As we mentioned, this area is mainly known for its outdoor recreation options, especially skiing during the winter. During the summer there are plenty of opportunities for trekking, hunting, and fishing, but beware of the hordes of mosquitos! Lapland is also home to the Sami, an indigenous population that survives by herding reindeer.
You likely know the capitals of these countries – Helsinki, Stockholm, and Oslo – but may not have heard of the small towns and cities of Lapland. There are a number of ski destinations in Finland, including Luosto, which also has the only open amethyst mine in Europe and is a ski and safari resort. That alone makes it a great location for a snowmobile safari Lapland. Tromso is a common arrival point in Norway, and from there you could make your way to Nordkapp – the 300m tall cliff that rises from the Arctic Ocean, the Lofoten islands, or other destinations. Kiruna is the largest city in Swedish Lapland and Jukkasjarvi is a tiny town that boasts an “ice hotel!” You can arrive in Lapland by train, bus, or car to begin your Lapland snowmobile safari, or other two- or four-wheeled adventure. Be aware though, train service does not extend much beyond the larger cities, and car travel can be dangerous in these remote areas, especially during the hazardous conditions of an arctic winter.
Planet Ride should be your only choice for outdoor adventure in Lapland
If you are looking to snowmobile in Lapland, rent a motorcycle, or hire a camping car, Planet Ride will certainly satisfy your thirst for adventure! Examples of what you can expect on a Lapland snowmobile safari are a 4 to 8 day trip, where you’ll spend nearly all of those days on your sled, and ride for 2 to 6 hours each day. Maybe you’d prefer a 35 day camping car expedition, or several days traveling by motorcycle. Planet Ride offers those adventures as well. We provide only the highest quality equipment, and after each hard day of riding, you’ll spend the night in a cottage, guesthouse, lodge, or even a Kota – a traditional dwelling used by the Sami people. Of course, if you’re car camping or in a motorhome, you can spend the night wherever you please!
Additional Benefits of riding with Planet Ride
No matter which adventure you decide to choose, whether that’s to snowmobile in Lapland during winter or cruise the rugged terrain by motorcycle in summer, Planet Ride will provide you a unique experience, and the possibilities are practically endless. We will help you find the itinerary and even the vehicle that perfectly fit your needs. You can also choose many of the other aspects of your adventure holiday, including your group, and your local guide. Then, you’ll head off for an absolutely unforgettable trip! Our specialist partners will help you discover the beauty, culture, and richness of the lands you explore, while also offering any technical assistance you may need. Choose a route and get your adrenaline pumping in this beautiful arctic wilderness!
You can rely on Planet Ride to be your trusted Third Party through the entire trip process, from booking online to riding through the pristine countryside of Lapland. We have a Quality Charter signed by us and all of our travel partners to guarantee it! We offer the best value for the money, security of payment, and vehicle insurance. You can also read traveller ratings and reviews to judge for yourself!
For all your adventure holiday needs, look no further than Planet Ride!