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
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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.