If you're looking to explore Lapland's spellbinding, otherworldly wilderness at a more sedate pace, then our 'polar days' holiday in Ylläs
is for you. Offered on selected dates in December and featuring a snowshoe hike under the stars and a guided walk in the nearby National Park, it's all about appreciating the special atmosphere of early winter. This mystical period is known as kaamos
(‘polar nights’), and is a time when the sun slumbers beneath the horizon, day merges with night, creating a unique light, and the skies are tinged all shades of pink, purple and blue. On clear nights, there is often no need for a torch, as the virgin snow is illuminated by the moon, and you may be lucky enough to witness the Northern Lights.