Comfort for the Active
Kittilä is the gateway to a relaxing log cabin holiday replete with activities. Situated a good fifty-minute drive from Kittilä Airport, Äkäslompolo offers multiple opportunities for active and no less relaxing holidays. Seven hills provide ample choice for long snowshoe tours with breathtaking views of nature’s infinite expanse thrown in the mix. The sled dogs relish every opportunity to set off on excursions, and snowmobile fans can look forward to extensive tracks. And, featuring 330 km (206 miles) of cross-country trails, this winter sports resort offers a slice of paradise to cross-country skiers as well.
Kittilä is also a good point to start travel to the North Cape, or to the multifaceted island world of Lofoten and Vesterålen where steep mountains plunge into the sea and clear waters paired with white-sand beaches have something Caribbean-esque about them. Norway’s coastline can be explored in a rental car or, even better, on a cruise with the “Hurtigruten”, the Norwegian cargo/post ship. The atmosphere on board is warm and welcoming. Relaxed travel and exciting excursions are guaranteed. A multifaceted holiday is also to be had in Finnish Lapland itself where extensive forests await to be explored. Whether searching for mushrooms, berries or animals, the unhurried will be rewarded with unforgettable memories. The indigenous Sami people have fascinating traditions and stories to tell – and with a bit of luck, visitors may get to hear a “joik”, which is a traditional form of song of the Sami people.
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