Experience the art of Arctic floating

Experience the art of Arctic floating

Floating in an icy lake sounds extreme if not outright painful, but for intrepid adventurers snugly wrapped up in a custom-made ice rescue suit, the experience is either relaxing or fun.

Depending on the bather, some like to dive right in, while others prefer taking their time to enjoy the weightless feeling.

“Many guests have to really push themselves to take the plunge in the middle of nowhere, but those who dare can experience an unforgettable connection with nature,” says Lotta Lonka, sales manager of events company Safartica.

Floating tours are organised daily in Rovaniemi and weekly in Ylläs, both popular destinations in Lapland. This winter’s novelty is “night floating,” offering lucky participants the chance to admire the magical Northern Lights, undoubtedly one of nature’s grandest shows.


Text and photo by Laura Iisalo

This article is published in the January 2017 issue of Blue Wings.