ICE KARTING: Go-karting on ice? Yep, pretty sure the Fins know how to have a lot more fun than the average. This new sport gives reckless driving a whole new name. These specially designed karts are built on studded tires and more powerful engines than their land-based counterparts, and the icy track...more
REINDEER SLEDDING: Much like its canine counterpart, reindeer sledding has historic roots in the transportation needs of frozen locales. In northern Lapland, this is the oldest form of transportation and an ancient part of the native Sami culture. Less demanding than mushing, reindeer...more
Although the spot is more remote than other viewing locations, anyone who has seen the lights from the Paatsjoki Bridge in Nelllim, Finland says it is a spot like no other. From the bridge, which is located near the Finnish-Russian border, the chances of viewing success have been reported at an...more
Swimming is probably one of the last activities that come to mind for most people when they think of Helsinki, but "Hietsu" beach is a great (and popular) place to take a dip. That is, in the summer months.