Taking a snowshoeing break at a wilderness hut in Finland. Photo credit: VisitFinland.
If you can walk, you can snowshoe in the mountains, it’s that simple.
We love snowshoeing in the mountains everywhere because of the pure peace and quiet and connection you can feel with nature.
Finland is a perfect snowshoeing destination because of its deep snow-covered winter wonderland landscape of forests, lakes, untouched nature and the Northern Lights.
Feel the Finnish Winter. Video courtesy of VisitFinland.
VisitFinland recommends the best time for snowshoeing in Finland is the spring, between February and April. Here are some of the Best Places To Snowshoe in Finland:
- Dark forests at night: Snowshoeing at night in the dark forest can be a magical and unforgettable wilderness experience. Besides your flashlights or torches, the snow, moonlight and the Northern Lights may light the way as you float across the deep snow in your snowshoes.
- The Wild Taiga region: In Eastern Finland, the boreal forests of the Wild Taiga region in Kainuu are popular for snowshoe treks. If you hike up the ridges, you can take in stunning mountain views of the forests, lakes and wintery landscape. Along the way, be cozy and take time out for hot chocolate at a local wilderness hut.
- On Helsinki’s Doorstep: Take a train from the Helsinki railway station and you can reach a national park and be snowshoeing in a half-hour’s time.
Keeping afloat on snow. Photo credit: VisitFinland.
Good clean fun on snowshoes. Photo credit: VisitFinland.
Taking in a mountain view. Photo credit: VisitFinland.