As the summer draws to a close and sharp, cold winter nights around the corner it’s the perfect time to plan your next winter break. There are lots of different types of winter breaks available across Europe, to some of the world’s most beautiful winter destinations.
Northern Sweden is the ideal destination for a winter getaway. You can have your very own Lapland adventure and take in the stunning scenery. There are few holiday destinations which are as far removed from everyday life. Try your hand at dog-sledding or visit a forest to help feed the reindeer.
With breath-taking scenery and landscapes to explore and plenty of snow activities on offer if you are feeling adventurous Lapland has something for everyone. Why not take a three day winter trip with Inntravel.
On the first day of your trip, you can get stuck straight in with the snow activities. Hop on board a sledge pulled by eager huskies, before sliding through the crisp, untouched snow. With a helpful guide on hand to teach you the art of ‘mushing’ and how to control the dogs there could be no better introduction to Lapland.
After your introduction to dog-sledding you get the chance to head out with your new four legged friends on an unforgettable trip through the deep forests and frozen lakes. After a fun-filled day, enjoy a nice relaxing night chilling out by the fire.
The charming Kangos Guesthouse situated on the banks of the River Lainio will be your home for two nights. Delicious, locally sourced dishes will be waiting for you and the cosy renovated wooden cottages are the perfect place to relax after a day exploring. The shared lounge and dining room with traditional stove are certainly inviting after a day spent outdoors in the snow. A sauna and outdoor hot tub down by the river are the icing on the cake! Unwind in the hot tub and take in the beautiful scenery and reflect on your first day in this magical landscape.
On the second day leave the dog-sledges behind and climb aboard a high speed snow mobile which will whisk you through the gorgeous snowy landscape to meet a heard of majestic reindeer. The tour guide will tell you everything you need to know about these wonderful creatures, and there will also be an opportunity to feed and interact with the reindeer. Gather around an open fire and enjoy a warm cup of coffee before heading back to your hotel.
If you have never tried a winter holiday before then maybe winter 2013 is the year to start. Why not turn a gloomy winter into an adventure!