I'm an 18yo student and I intend to travel to Warsaw with a 23 hour layover at Finland. Will my Schengen Visa(tourist) be enough for me to step out of the airport and look around in the city?
I just got Finland's guidebook and it says in several places that northern lights are best visible at Lapland around April.
Reading few of the comment online and here in this forum, I come to understand April is not the best time.
Usually, tips on the printed guide are spot on but in this case, it got me a bit confused.
I will be happy if someone could help me better understand: is April the best time to view northern lights in Lapland? Hows the beginning of May in this matter?
Anyone have a rough idea of how much 3 meals a day plus water/juice would be in Finland? Will use supermarkets for breakfast & lunch but will probably eat out for dinner every other day. However, it won't even be a midrange restaurant, it'll be at a cafe-type place.
A ballpark figure would do, 30€? More, less?
I am planning to spend some time this summer doing some research on forests.
I am particularly interested in ancient/heritage forests/woodland.
Finland, being a country with a lot of forest, is nr 1 on my list!
It would be great to hear from anyone who has spent time in forests in Finland,
preferably in ancient woodland!
Where did you go?
Where did you stay etc?
Peoplz – my last holidays lead me tot he stunning north of Finland, to Leppäjärvi in Enontekiö (Finnish Lapland). We spent a wonderful time full of nature, hunting northern lights, hiking, visited a reindeer herd, swam in ice holes and participated to a Husky Safari. I’ve illustrated my experiences in a short YouTube Video which I’d like to share with you:
Many people think of Rovaniemi or Levi when they think of the finnish part of Lapland. We were…
My wife and I are keen to visit the Lakelands in end August / beginning of September.
However with all the information available, we've got not idea where to begin or end.
We're looking for outdoor activities and relaxation, and we depend entirely on public transport.
Budget is around € 150-180 per day.
Introduction Tour operators:
Check out www.visitrovaniemi.fi/see-do/activities. You can also change here into 8 different languages. Here close to all tour operators are listed with a number of activities and price tags that will make your brain cook, never mind the Arctic Circle.
Many of the offers are similar to each other. I would suggest making a priority list of your plans and if one operator is booked out get in touch with another one offering a similar experience. For example: 1. Huskies…
Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis spotting
I think that these tours are often a bit too enthusiastic advertised and it doesn’t matter whether the company is big or small. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Most people obviously don’t do their homework and arrive in Rovaniemi to book an Aurora Borealis viewing on the evening they arrive. This won’t happen more often than you think.
Generally spoken the northern lights are more often and stronger seen further north, think of the latitude where…
It’s actually a good idea to come down to Kemi for a day or two. The little town is beautiful with some old and colourful wooden buildings and there are plenty of things to see with inexpensive accommodation possibilities for budget travelers.
Apart from the main attractions known for years (the Icebreaker Sampo and the Snow Hotel Lumilinna, see below, there are now 2 tourist operators, Lapland Safaris (see below) and Sea Lapland organising many trips from Husky tours to Reindeer visits, from…