Is there anywhere better to head this time of year than the home of Santa himself? Saariselkä in Lapland might be difficult to pronounce, but this village in northern Finland is worth the stumbling tongues. Saariselkä borders the mountainous Urho Kekkonen National Park, which offers incredible snow-capped sights all around you.
Try traditional local dishes like Inarijärvi lake fish and smoked reindeer (don’t think too much about Rudolph) and head to Pirkon Pirtti to eat surrounded by their cosy wooden interiors. Husky-sledding takes the top position of things to do here (and it’s definitely an experience to write home about afterwards — hold on tight!) but you can also toboggan down ice slides, float with icebergs, and sleep in igloos while in Saariselkä.
- Top Cold-Weather Winter Travel Destinations Cold weather travel is a delight that often gets overlooked. Well at Seeker we love cozying up by the fireplace in a snowtopped cottage, exploring the gorgeous pearly views of icy tundra, and walking through an impeccably decorated Manhattan pretending we are starring in a holiday film. We have selected some of the most dreamy and wintery destinations to enjoy some chilly times in the most comfortable way.
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