We chose Finland for our honeymoon destination which a lot of people found unusual or weird. Although my husband and I hate cold and do not enjoy any winter sports at all, we chose Finland to catch the Northern lights. Moreover, our wedding was in late autumn and to go somewhere further from Singapore, such as Europe or U.S. all were getting cold. We thought if it’s going to be cold in any where we go, let’s just go somewhere really cold that we would not normally choose to go. There you go, that’s why we decided to go Saariselka, Finland.
Sarriselka is a small town in Lapland. Lapland is the name of northern part of Finland which is closer to Arctic Circle. I’ll write the series of posts about Saariselka and Helsinki, and this post is about what I recommend people to do who plan to go to Saariselka.
What to do in Saariselka, Finland – The Longest Toboggan Ride in Finland
We heard about that Saariselka has the longest Toboggan ride in Finland, however, we could not find the exact location of this hill. We walked around a bit and it turned out it was not so far away from the Saariselka town.
It took about 40 min to walk up the hill (yes.. it’s uphill but it’s worthwhile!) and took less than 4 mins to come down. Scenery is so beautiful while we were walking up and it took longer time not because we were physically tired, but because it was so beautiful and we could not stop taking so many photos and video on the way up.
It’s a ‘Must-do’ in Saariselka! I loved the Toboggan ride so much!!! I think it was better than the husky rides. It was so good that we took again. Initially, I didn’t know how to steer the sleigh well but the second time, the speed was so fast that I had to break it pretty much all the time.
Detailed information is in this video and you can see how it is like to be on the sleigh in the longest (1.2km) toboggan ride in Finland.