10 bucket list winter adventures
Here's a bucket list filled with 10 arctic lifestyle-experiences you don't want to miss when visiting Heart of Lapland.2
In Heart of Lapland, you can engage in tailored winter experiences, with dog sledding being one of the classics. Brace the cold and head out on a dog sled adventure through a snow-clad landscape in the twilight on a winter day.
Heart of Lapland is an adventurous place, but also a place to just be. Feel the warmth of a fire under a starry sky, surrounded by trees bending under the weight of the snow. Listen… complete silence.
Try a more unconventional winter activity and cruise the frozen sea on the Icebreaker Polar Explorer. Combine your tour with snowmobiling or dog sledding on the thick ice. We dare you to swim in the pool of water behind the boat!
Cross off your bucketlist item Aurora Borealis, the northern lights. They are frequently dancing across the sky in Heart of Lapland and continue to amaze every single time. Step outside, a little ways from light pollution and gaze towards the sky. The first time is spiritual — we promise.
Experience the arctic lifestyle by embracing the local culture, staying in
small-scale accommodations and spending time outside taking part in wonderful activities.
Here's what we recommend you to discover in Heart of Lapland.
Like frozen cotton candy and being pinched in the cheeks. Like a fairytale world and a warm friendly hug. Come along on a thrilling adventure among snow-clad trees, feel the surrounding serenity and listen to the silence. A winter wonderland, inevitable to love. Welcome to winter. Welcome to Heart of Lapland – 5 municipalities. 3 cultures. 1 heart. KALIX – PAJALA – ÖVERKALIX – ÖVERTORNEÅ - HAPARANDATONIO2
During the wintertime Jack Frost turns the undulating, forested landscape of eastern Swedish Lapland into a soft, white featherbed. Feel a sense of warmth, despite sub-zero temperatures. Yes, it’s as if all of winter is opening its arms in a welcoming embrace, at a time when snow makes it simple and fun to travel to places hard to reach in the summer. The lavish wild national rivers, Kalix River and Torne River, have frozen over, offering ample expanses for play and adventure. Revel in the sensation of gliding forward across the white, frozen water via skis, snowmobile or dog team. The sense that the water suddenly is firm ground beneath you. Try driving a car across Djupträsket to Boheden; hike across the ice to neighbouring Finland. Or come along on a voyage of discovery in the archipelago along excellent snowmobile trails on the sea ice outside Kalix and HaparandaTornio. Winter…2