Strap on some skis
Imagine whooshing down a steep incline or weaving through a pretty, snow-swept forest – skiing is as much a source of adrenaline as it is a way to soak in the sights.
In Lapland, skiing is woven into the heart and soul of the people, and you’re going to discover that it’s a simple task getting stuck in, no matter what your experience level.
Ski slopes across Lapland are categorised in an easily remembered colour-coded system. Blue runs are the easiest, welcoming beginners, while Red runs are a step up in terms of challenge and skills. Black runs are for experienced skiiers, although luckily, even in Lapland these courses and resorts aren’t as demanding as those found in places like The Alps, so expect softer slopes and finer scenery.
Skiing clubs and resorts are located across Lapland, from Rovaniemi to Yllas, which is the longest skiing slope in the region, at three kilometres in length. Salla and Ruka are also popular skiing resorts where both experts and beginners test their mettle.