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Winter in Europe

LIVE THE REAL WINTER STUFF 

Winter conjures up images of snow-capped mountains, ski slopes and icy skating rings and yet, there is a wide variety of awesome things to do when nature puts on its downy white gown.  
Fancy a revitalizing experience in the Arctic? Meet Lapland, just north of the Arctic Circle. It is bound to be an experience you will treasure for a life time. Snowmobile rides and dog sledding tours have an intense charm factor. There is a good possibility you get to see the northern lights.  Even unforgettable is an understatement. And for optimal relaxation, head to the Jacuzzi and sauna!

Insurances

Have a safe and carefree trip: travel fully insured with our Protections travel insurance! Our Protections insurance policies offer various formulas in order to offer you the widest possible cover (with even a fly-on-time, natural catastrophes and epidemics) for both single journeys or for the entire year.  We guarantee you the best protection at the best price. 

Tailored travel

The online tours are just a few examples of possible travel itineraries. Each one can be tailored to suit your specific needs. If you want to book a specific destination or combine it with a mini-tour then we will gladly make you a tailor-made offer. For a personalised day-by-day program please contact our destination experts

Would you like to travel in a group; with your entire family, friends or colleagues? (min. 10 people required). Put our know-how to the test and send us your details and wishes. We will gladly turn the blueprints of your trip into a detailed quote and a lasting memory for you to cherish. Contact our Connections' Group Service by e-mail at groups@connections.be or by telephone on +32 (0)2 550 01 65. We would love to hear from you.

Travel Documents

  • For Belgian citizens* (babies and children as well) a valid Belgian ID suffices. 
  • Travellers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or persons travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously report this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy (s) or Consulate (ate) to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents. 

Health

To verify the latest updates on health requirements, please surf to www.itg.be.

Medical interventions and costs can soon become outrageous abroad. Reflect before leaving and subscribe a decent travel insurance. Our protections All-in Premier insurance was especially designed specifically for travel to the U.S.A. and provides ample cover for all major calamities (fly-on-time and natural disasters included)!

Time Zones

Norway and Sweden: Central European Time (CET), or GMT +1 (GMT +2 in summer)
Finland: Eastern European Time (EET), or GMT +2 (GMT +3 in summer)

Iceland: Central European Time (CET), or GMT -1h during winter season - GMT -2h during summer)

Daylight Saving Time is observed between the last Sunday of March and last Sunday of October.

Currency

Currency

Swedish Krona (SEK), 1 EUR = 10,15 SEK (01/10/21)
Finland: Euro
Icelandic kronur  (ISK), 1000 ISK = 6.7EUR  & 1 EUR = 149.97 ISK (15/10/2021)

Payment Methods
  • Credit cards are widely accepted. Cash Euros are current and widely accepted.

Climate

The Lapland region has a subarctic to continental climate characterized by mild summers and cold, snowy winters. During the peak travel season, December to February, the region experiences an average temperature range of about - 16 °C (3 °F) to 3 °C (37 °F) depending on location, with occasional lows of about - 30 °C (-22 °F) or colder with wind chill. Thankfully, the dry, crisp air has a moderating effect on the temperatures.

The amount and duration of snowfall also varies by location, but the average number of days with snow is around 175 – 225 days per year between mid-October and mid-May. The long-lasting snow cover makes Lapland an ideal place for leisure activities like dog-sledding, skiing, snowmobiling, etc. 

In the summertime, temperatures are usually 10 - 15 °C (50 - 60 °F) and rainfall is moderate. With an abundance of rivers and lakes in Lapland, boating and fishing are especially popular summer activities, as is hiking.

Average max. temperatures (°C):
Destination J F M A M J J A S O N D
Rovaniemi -9 -8 -3 03 10 17 19 16 10 03 -3 -7

Highlights

  • The Northern Lights
  • The Sámi people, reindeer and huskies
  • Svanstein and Rovaniemi, the gateway to the North

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