One year ago I had an amazing experience in Lapland, now I want to share with you some tips. I hope you wear your warmer coat and … let’s go ! Top 8 must do I recommend you to do for a one week roadtrip to the Artic Circle.
My first recommendation is to head to the city of Kiruna and take some time to visit the city, the mine and its history. It will also be really interesting to go to the get to the city hall and discover how they plan to move the entire city because of the mine expansion. Head North with me !
# 2 Sledge dog & Snowmobile
It seems like you can do this everywhere while heading North (in Canada, Finland or Norway) but it’s definitely THE activity to experience: Sledge dog (enjoy the silence of the nature) and maybe try to drive a snowmobile. Snow it !
#3 The Ice Hotel
If you chose to visit Kiruna take some time and go visit the world renowned Ice Hotel and Ice bar. You can stay in one of the room or in a chalet. Did you know that you can get married in the Ice Church? The North can be really surprising and full of discoveries.
After wandering in the snow what could be better than to take a break at a traditional Sami farm, pet and feed a reindeer that will follow with a gathering around a campfire. Listen to stories and take the chance to meet the people that made the country. My first meeting with reindeer was magical.
#5 Abisko National Park
77km² of nature, wild life and mostly snow (of course). Challenge yourself by sleeping in the middle of a national park : catch northern lights, climb on the mountain and hike in the wild. Welcome to the North Pole.
#6 Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis
What’s the Number 1 reason to go to Lapland? It’s to have the chance to catch a glimpse of a aurora borealis. Seeing them dancing in the sky is magical. Catch the Northern Lights.
#7 Fjords in Norway
Another road trip inspiration for you to organise is to see the famous Fjords in Norway (Bergen, Trolltunga, Narvik….). Norway really hides some treasures and the fjords are definitely is a must do if you are a nature lover. See the lake that never froze and, maybe, you will see a wale !
#8 Visit the city of Narvik
Ultimately the last thing I recommend to do which is near Abisko is to visit Narvik (easy to go by bus). After all the excitement take a walk in the city. (Do you want to know more ? You can also read my article on Norway).
Here we go, at last I hope I gave you some inspirations and desire to go there !