100 percent winter!
The first snowflakes already fall in October and with the frosty temperatures begins a season full of quiet, beauty, and surprises. Welcome to Lapland – welcome to real winter!
The huskies’ favorite time
The huskies love this time of year, when the snow covers everything like a blanket and weighs heavily on the branches of the trees, when the marshes, lakes, and rivers are frozen, and when an incredible starry sky stretches out above our heads. At last, they can play in the snow and run for miles as a team through the expansive landscape.
After the training period in the fall, our dogs are mad keen to be harnessed up for a dog sled tour. They all want to be first and bark or howl to say “me, me, me!” But the moment they set off, the team quietens down. The snow muffles everything. The soft panting of the dogs and the crunching of the runners on the cold snow are the only sounds to be heard. Standing on the sled, we dash – or rather glide almost weightlessly – through the landscape. The silent winter, the scenery, the dogs – it’s precisely this combination that fascinates us.
Dark? As if!
It’s always dark in the north in the winter, isn’t it? No! Thanks to our location, we have some light every day throughout the whole of the winter. And, from December 21, the days become much longer. By the end of April, the conditions for dog sled tours are ideal. But not only for tours!
Dog sleds, skis, snowshoes…
Because the lakes and rivers are frozen in the winter, we can go by dog sled or on skis to remote places and impressive spots. For short distances, hiking with snowshoes is fun. And, of course, it’s worth fishing for something tasty during the cold months, too. Once you try ice fishing, you’ll soon be hooked.
The Northern Lights and moonscapes
At night, we often witness an amazing sight: the Northern Lights. The swirling veils of light dance noiselessly over the heavens. With a bit of luck, you can look at and photograph them for many minutes, sometimes even for a few hours. If the moon is shining brightly, you can see far into the landscape in the middle of the night, because the white snow reflects the light – and so we often stand outside marveling at the monochrome wonderland.
Winter in Lapland is probably the most intense season for us. It’s certainly more varied than many people think. Winter is like a little world of its own, full of awe-inspiring surprises…