Activities around a year
WINTER ACTIVITIES IN UTSJOKI 2017-2018
THE NORTHERNS LIGHTS HAVE ALWAYS FASCINATED ARCTIC PEOPLE
The flaming aurora borealis may sometimes entertain us with their playful dance long into the night, while at other times, this mystical natural phenomenon may disappear in the blink of an eye. Before being scientifically explained, this beautiful natural phenomenon induced many mystical beliefs. The Sámi people, in particular, had many beliefs about the Northern Lights. During our Northern lights exploration, we strive to find an ideal place for seeing the aurora borealis. We are also flexible about the departure times for these trips. When the weather and Northern lights forecast is favorable, we will search a good, open space to see them. We also host several different kinds of Northern lights explorations. We offer the opportunity to take a trip out to the nearby terrain with snowshoes or to the fell with a snowmobile sleigh. During every Northern lights exploration, we explain what the aurora borealis meant for the Sámi people in the old days.
Utsjoki is a travel destination where only your imagination sets the limits. The vast wilderness areas provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy a variety of nature-related activities. If needed, we can rent you regular cross-country skis, forest skis or snowshoes. You can also rent mountain bikes or kayaks through our partners.