Dogsleds, Sámi Culture, and Snowshoeing

Trip Level

Our trip is scheduled for February and March, when there should still be plenty of snow on the ground for our activities (it usually lasts until late May!), and yet the days are getting longer and warmer. This trip involves a wide range of activities, including snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, and hiking in a variety of conditions. Other activities include ice fishing, sleigh rides by reindeer, and a traditional Finnish sauna. Daytime temperatures in Rovaniemi in March average 25°F, with nighttime temperatures average 13°F. Snow is always a possibility in Lapland at this time of year! We suggest you bring thermal undergarments, hiking boots that can accommodate cold conditions, gloves, socks, and hiking poles. A full packing list will be sent to you with your confirmation packet. It may be necessary to alter the schedule based on weather conditions, but we will do our best to do all activities as described in this itinerary. To get the most out of this trip, we recommend you make a special effort to be in good physical condition. Daily brisk walking and/or regular hiking (or using a stair-climbing machine at your gym) are excellent preparatory exercises.

Weather

Daytime temperatures vary widely in Lapland and are expected to be between 25-50 degrees Fahrenheit. Trip members need to remain flexible in consideration of inclement weather that may require changes, such as substituting different hiking routes or canceling hikes. Water activities such as our boating excursion are also dependent on sea forecasts.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

References

We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.