Your Tips On...Lapland
Wanderlust Travel Magazine|March/April 2021
From protecting your face and fingers against the icy Arctic chill to the best places to spot the aurora borealis, here are your top tips for visiting Europe’s fabulous far north...

Ride in the dark

Aurora Sky Station

“Visit the Aurora Sky Station at Abisko, Sweden. Take the chairlift to see the stars and have a gourmet dinner at the top station. Then look for the northern lights.”

Alison Hawkins

Arctic eating

Nabo Restaurant

“At amazing Nabo, in Rovaniemi, Finland, they use local ingredients to create modern, fine-dining dishes. There is a reasonably priced plant-based set menu, including many delicacies from Lapland.”

Annapurna Mellor

Swedish strolling

Padjelanta Trail

“Try Sweden’s Padjelantaleden, a well-marked 140km wilderness trail through Padjelanta National Park, with huts and camps en route. You can take a helicopter flight to the trail’s mid-point to halve the length if that sounds too tough.”

Peter Crawley

Snow screen

Remember protection

“Wear waterproof sunscreen. Even though it’s cold it’s easy for your face to burn as the sun reflects up from the snow.”

Tracy Astwood

Finger thoughts

Glove advice

“Wear two pairs of gloves – the first pair being fingerless and the second (outer) pair made of fur-lined waterproof fabric.”

Pat Reed

Dog days

Husky sledding

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