With summer slowly coming to an end, you may think we’re jumping the gun a little bit here, with the trees still being green and barely beginning to turn, we can’t help but get a little bit excited about the prospect of snow! If you are a fan of anything skiing, you will understand the unpalpable feeling you get when heading up into the snow filled mountains, the smell of snow on ski equipment, the sound of snow falling, the magical almost fairy-dust like effect it has when the moisture in the air freezes, creating twinkling lights and small rainbows. So, now we feel we have sold this love to non-skiing types, we think that to get you in the skiing/snow mood, we should introduce you to some activities you can enjoy when being out in the Arctic Circle during the winter and of course, snowy months.
Snowmobiling is an activity developed for wintertime. A Snowmobile, otherwise known as a motor sled, motor sledge, snow scooter, skimobile, Skidoo, or snow machine, it’s a motorised vehicle designed for winter travel and snow recreation. It is designed to be operated on snow and ice and does not require a trail or road. Most are driven on open terrain or trails through trees. Many of these tours vary around the arctic circle and are obviously dependant on quantity and quality of snow. You may find yourself on iced over lakes or fjords, large glaciers, or stunning forests. It really is a magical and an adrenaline filled way of taking in your surrounding area. An activity for the proper adventurer.
Heading back to skiing, this is also possible, but like snowmobiling, its very dependent on snow fall. Skiing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing are exceptional in all the countries throughout the arctic circle and are always based out of some of the most remote and dramatic landscapes in the world. These activities are perfect for the more active guest and here at The Luxury Arctic Travel Company, we can tailor make any trip you are looking to go on. So, if you are looking for any activity in a private or even wilder location, we can help. Alaska is a huge hot spot for Heli skiing and other helicopter tours.
Reindeer are also a huge part of life with most being wild and free throughout the Arctic Circle and herding these animals is a way of life. These animals are docile and friendly at many lodges we would recommend you stay at, the cultural experiences are incredible, learning more about the Sami people and their traditional way of life.
Husky sledding is also another fabulous activity to enjoy. Kennel visits and interaction is a huge highlight on any trip to the arctic circle – if you’re lucky, they may even have a litter of puppies at the kennels when you’re there. The sheer excitement of the dogs when their working the sled, out in the wilderness is completely infectious and the relationship between handler and dogs is incredibly moving and inspiring. This activity is a wonderfully eco-friendly way of exploring the wilderness.
If you are interested in any bespoke, private activities on your trip to any of the countries in the Arctic Circle, then please do not hesitate to contact us so we can start planning your adventure!