Depending on the location, winter in Finland starts in November and can last up to five months, with temperatures ranging from a balmy zero to a breathtaking minus 35.
Winter sports in Finland is in the blood, no surprise in a country where winter can last more than half a year. Whether you are a beginner or a winter sports enthusiast, there is no better place to go.
The Finnish landscape is so perfect for winter sports that it is sometimes hard to believe. From the frozen waterfalls to the frozen lakes, whether you want to climb on the ice or dive under it, it’s here in equal measure. The gentle hills and vast plains of the country are ideal for lovers of alpine skiing or, if you prefer a little more power, the snowmobiles. Not to mention the countless areas where you can set up your snow kite and take advantage of a strong wind. Sledding trips with dogs or reindeer are also possible, as is walking on ‘snow’ shoes. For anglers there is the possibility to go ice fishing.