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Sunday Herald Sun - Escape - - DESTINATION FINLAND -

Head north to Meltaus and the ex­quis­ite adults-only Ho­tel Beana Laponia. This work­ing husky farm breeds 18 Alaskan huskies for racing and a high­light of a visit here is the husky sa­faris which run from two hours to two days (in­clud­ing an overnight stay in a ba­sic wilder­ness cabin) and take guests around this win­ter won­der­land in a sled.

Vis­i­tors are also in­vited to learn and drive the sled and feed and ex­er­cise the dogs.

Other ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude ski­ing, snow shoe­ing and a visit to a nearby rein­deer farm that breeds 50 rein­deers and guests can feed them lichen, be­fore learn­ing how to drive a rein­deer sleigh. BEANALAPONIA.FI

THE WRITER WAS A GUEST OF 50 DE­GREES NORTH (AU.FIFTYDEGREESNORTH.COM) AND FINNAIR (FINNAIR.COM)

HEAD TO HELSINKI

GET­TING THERE

Fly in style via Sin­ga­pore or Hong Kong to Helsinki in Finnair busi­ness class aboard an Air­bus A350 XWB. Boast­ing fully flat-bed seats and Fin­land’s fa­mous Marimekko-de­sign bed­ding and ac­ces­sories, th­ese Nordic-styled cab­ins come re­plete with North­ern Lights mood light­ing.

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