Perch ice fishing is a fun and rewarding form of winter fishing

Ahvenen pilkintää

Thanks to the long-lasting cold weather, the ice fishing season has started practically all over Finland. One of the most popular forms of fishing in the winter is the perch ice fishing, which is not only quite easy but also a rewarding way to go fishing. In this blog post, we’ll take a little closer look to this popular winter activity.

Cross-country skiing is a great hobby for both body and mind

Cross-country skiing trail in Finland

A thick and permanent layer of snow should arrive to Ranua in the very next few days. So, as the new winter season will be soon starting, it’s a good time to write a little about cross-country skiing and how I’ve experienced this great winter sport as a hobby.

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2021 award

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice 2021 -palkinto

Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos earned another great achievement again this fall as our business received the TripAdvisor Travelers ’Choice 2021 Award thanks to good customer reviews.

Snowshoeing is an easily accessible winter activity

Snowshoeing in Finnish Lapland

The onset of winter also means the resumption of many winter hobbies. In this blog post, we take a look at snowshoeing, which is a very approachable winter activity for practically all ages and levels of fitness.

Driving snowmobiles is one of the favorite winter activities in Lapland

A snowmobile in a beautiful winter scenery in Finnish Lapland

Snowmobiling has been one of the most popular winter activities in Finland for decades. The fast-paced snowmobile has lasted well for a long time and has been one of the favorite winter time vehicles from one generation to the next. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at snowmobiling and the varied routes found in Ranua.

Siberian huskies and husky sledding safaris are the highlights of many Lapland holidays

Husky sledding safari in Finnish Lapland

Lapland Winter Holidays have become known for many fast-paced outdoor activities, to which various animals are also very closely related. In addition to the reindeer, Lapland is also well known of its Siberian huskies (more commonly known as a mere husky), which are the absolute favorite animals of many of the youngest members of the family. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at this great dog breed as well as popular husky sledding safaris in Lapland.

The best Aurora alert and space weather services for Lapland holidays

Revontulet ja tykkyluimamaisema Lapissa

Seeing and photographing the aurora borealis have been popular Lapland holiday activities for ages. Nowadays there are multiple aurora forecasting services, in turn, which make it much easier to actually see the northern lights. In this blog post, we present a few services that specialize in space weather as well as northern lights forecasting.

Christmas opening events in Finland 2021 – Helsinki, Rovaniemi and Ranua

Christmas opening event in the Arctic circle of Rovaniemi

November is almost the end of its first week and Christmas is already fast approaching. The month before December has traditionally been a time of various Christmas opening events in Finland. In this blog post, we tell you more about the Christmas opening events in Helsinki, Rovaniemi and Ranua.

Winter clothes and layering ABC for the Finnish winter

Layering plays an important in terms of clothing for the Finnish winter

The Finnish summer is often playfully described as short and light snow, but what about the winter itself? Although the Finnish winter is not comparable to that of Siberia, for example, in any case we can talk about challenging and sometimes harsh conditions, which also set their own requirements for clothing. In this blog post, we present the principles of layering, which plays an important role.

Christmas in Finland – presenting traditions and food

Santa claus and children in Christmas morning in Finland

For many Finns, Christmas is still one of the most important holiday of the year. Families usually get together and settle to enjoy common traditions together. In this blog post, I will tell you a little more about Finnish traditions, their history, food and how I usually spend this holiday myself.

Polar night – one of the many faces of the Finnish winter

Polar night in Finnish Lapland

Although we are only living the beginning of October, winter is already approaching Finland at a rapid pace. One of the most well-known natural phenomena in Lapland’s winter is the polar night, which could be considered the opposite of our summer’s nightless night. In this blog post, we present the facts related to “kaamos” in a little more detail.

More than 10 things that you might not have known about Finland

Travel restrictions in Finland

Even though Finland has been chosen as the happiest country in the world four times in a row and featured in many major international medias during the last couple of years and for many different reasons, there are still multiple frequently asked questions that people from abroad are asking us. In this blog post, we will answer more than ten of these.