Aki Käräjäoja began working with sled dogs after he finished studying, and fell in love with them. He founded Routa Travel, one of our suppliers, as a way to be around the dogs and live the life he wanted. Here’s his best time to visit Finland:
"The dog sledding season starts in December and ends in early April, but for this and other winter activities, February and March are the best times as there’s more daylight. If you come at the end of December it has its own mystical feel as it’s dark all the time, which can be really great – but I prefer the sunshine."
The summer solstice
Known as juhannus, midsummer is celebrated on the Saturday between June 20th-26th. Toast the midnight sun Finnish-style, with lakeside bonfires, cooking, drinking and saunas.