Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Wild Life Of Lapland

The flora and fauna of Lapland is truly diverse and it has a remarkably wonderful wild life. One can truly witness nature’s bounty in Lapland. Did you know that of the 30 or more national parks in Finland, seven are in Lapland itself? 

Amongst the National parks, Lemmenjoki National Park, Urho Kekkonen National Park and Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park are the largest in Finland. These national parks provide the ideal spot for hikers as it offers large areas of wilderness and the national parks like Lemmenjoki also promise gold-digging for the excitement seekers. The Ranua Wildlife Park in Lapland is home to a wide variety of wild animals and is open throughout the year for visitors.

The vast expanse is dotted with pine trees and birches and Lapland’s most beautiful flower, the mountain avens. The forests pulsate with a rich birdlife and exotic berries are found in plenty here. Berry picking could be a fun activity for the entire family.

Canoeing, fishing, hiking are some of the activities that you can indulge in while you are on your holiday here. Hiking through the wilderness following bear trails is a memory that you will cherish for a long time to come. If you are lucky enough you may spot one of the grizzlies too. And walking through the spectacular scenery will definitely rejuvenate you. You have the option of staying in huts in the wild or you could carry your own tent. 

Another unique activity in Lapland during the winter season is to go on a sleigh ride led by dogs or reindeer. It is a wonderful experience to go dashing through the snow on a sled led by the huskies. Or you could opt for a snowmobile to set your pulses racing. The reindeer parks educate you on these creatures and give you various tips on how to domesticate them too. You could also try a hand at feeding the reindeers.