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Preparing your trip to Lapland: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Rovaniemi - Aurora Borealis 1. The region is characterized by rather harsh and snowy winters, so fans of skiing and exploring the snow-covered woods have to prepare thoroughly. However, summer in Lapland is quite pleasant; the temperature often warms up to +20C, and in July it can reach +30C.
2. Major cities of the region are interconnected by rail and bus service, but it’s not worthy to rely on public transportation. Those who come to Lapland as a big company and expect to travel around the region are recommended to rent a car.
3. Drivers should take into account several important features of local roads. There are many dangerous routes in Lapland, some of them can be closed in winter. You can move on snow-covered roads only if you have chains; inexperienced drivers have to refrain from long trips.
4. In addition to typical tourist souvenirs, travelers should pay attention to clothes and shoes of local production. Stores feature attractive prices on shoes, mittens, hats and other winter accessories, which is sure to warm you up on a cold day.
5. Gourmets shouldn’t deny themselves a pleasure to taste game; local restaurants serve excellent partridges, venison and wild boar meat. Virtually all national restaurants except some major dining places in the capital differ with attractive prices. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Common national souvenirs are northern berries that can be bought in numerous specialty stores. Naturally, it isn’t very difficult to carry fresh berries to another country; it will be a great alternative to jams.
7. High tourist season is on the eve of New Year; at this time Lapland holds a large number of interesting festivals and fairs. Fans of event tourism won’t find a better time to have a trip.
Lapland is a recognized center of winter recreation, but those who prefer to devote considerable time to excursions would enjoy the region. It’s worth to start discovering sights with … Open
8. Travelers who go for a trip with children can safely reckon on all kinds of discounts and privileges. Virtually all cultural and entertainment establishments in the region offer discounted tickets for young visitors.
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Finland: travelling advices

6. Locals do not take to expressing emotions openly. Thus, during conversations it is recommended to avoid high tones, violent gesticulation and physical contact with the converser.
7. In Finland it is considered indecent to ask a person about his salary, other incomes, and questions of a personal nature.
8. The safest and most profitable means of traveling within the cities of the country is a bicycle. There are bicycle rental points everywhere.
9. When traveling in Finland by car, you should keep your headlights on at any time of the day. The use of winter tires during the winter season is mandatory. It is strictly forbidden to talk on the phone while driving. Violation of this law is punishable by a fine. … Open
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Trains with this feature will have a bicycle label. Tourists get a bike ticket for their reservation. It is possible to purchase this bike ticket in a mobile app right before departure or use the traditional counter. International trains in Switzerland will also offer this service but the price may differ. Tourists who plan to travel with their bikes a lot may be interested in purchasing an annual bike pass with 25 reservations worth CHF 50. Read this

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Travelling to Lapland - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Lapland. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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