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Husky-sledding, aurora-watching and basic skiing.

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By Traveller September 22, 2017
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Husky-sledding, aurora-watching and basic skiing.

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By FOOK Traveller September 22, 2017

I am from Asia, not familiar with very cold climate. But I wish to do husky-sledding, aurora-watching and some basic beginners' skiing. Can I do these at one location? If yes, kindly suggest. Thank you so much

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You should go to north of Finland, Rovaniemi at wintertime. Check this website http://huskypoint.fi
Local September 22, 2017
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Thank you, Sini
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FOOK Traveller September 22, 2017
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Thank you
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FOOK Traveller September 25, 2017
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Dear Food,

The things that you are asking can only be done in the north part of Finland that is called the Lappland. The hardest thing is "aurora-watching" because it depends totally on the Weather and the Sun's activity.

You can find some agencies that offers husky-sledding here in the north but they of course need enough snow (and we hadn't have so much snow during recent here in Helsinki). Both Cross-Country and Downhill Skiing can be done almost anywhere.

Best regards,

Jouko Väärälä
Local September 25, 2017
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Thank you Jouko
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FOOK Traveller September 25, 2017
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Please check www.thehelsinkibook.com when you come over as well. Welcome!. BR Marc Aulén
Local September 24, 2017
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In Northern Finland. Saariselkä is good for tourists. Auroras aren't always visible and the photographic auroras only occur sometimes
Local September 22, 2017
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Thank you Lilja
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FOOK Traveller September 22, 2017
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Yes, in Northern Finland, Saariselkä is best
Local September 22, 2017
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Yes, you should head up North. You can check some cheap connections to Rovaniemi from this company called Norwegian. They have cheap flights from Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL) airport to Rovaniemi.
https://www.norwegian.com/uk
The best time to make your travel would be from december to march.
Local September 22, 2017
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Thank you, Tiina
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FOOK Traveller September 22, 2017
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Lapland is the place for you. Skiing is possible nearly everywhere in Finland but Lapland offers the best enviroment for that. Where to go in Lapland for skiing depends on whether you're willing to try downhillskiing or cross-country skiing (or maybe both). Levi is maybe the best ski center if you prefer downhill (in my opinion, I think the biggest one is Ruka), cross-country you can do basicly everywhere.
Aurora can be seen throughout Lapland, of course it's matter of luck and depends on how long you are staying, but if you're spending at least, let's say, a week or few there, I'm sure you're going to encounter them.
Huskies you can meet also pretty much everywhere in the Lapland.
Here are a few places that would match your interests: Levi, Ylläs, Ruka (all are skicenters), and here is webpage that might help: http://www.onlyinlapland.com/where-to-go/ .
Remember that there are also plenty of other activities in Lapland/Finland to do in the wintertime such as skating, snowmobile riding, swimming (requires endurance for cold but definately worth trying), ice fishing, reindeers and many more. All of them can be done guided so you don't have to be a pro or even familiar with it at all.
Local September 22, 2017
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Thank you, Tuomas
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FOOK Traveller September 22, 2017
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Hi Fook!

Those things you can do better in the north. Sure you can skii here in south too, but it's not said that we have every year so much snow.

BR; Timo
Local September 22, 2017
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Thank you, Timo
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FOOK Traveller September 22, 2017
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