Lappi Warnings and Dangers

  • Beware of Reindeer
    Beware of Reindeer
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  • The road belongs to us
    The road belongs to us
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  • Reindeer crossing
    Reindeer crossing
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Lappi Warnings and Dangers

  • Reindeer don't care about traffic rules

    Driving in Lapland is easy - at least in non-winter times! There is not much traffic, so you have the road to yourself!But beware - even with or without traffic signs you will always have to be ready to step on your brakes because of reindeer (and moose) stepping out of the woods! And if you think they will just cross the street, you are wrong!...

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  • It's cold!

    It's cold and it's dark and if the snow gets in it's wet !You are in danger of freezing & small children cannot be warm enough... in your ruck sack it is a good idea to have some nice dry socks for kiddies at the end of the day because it doesn't matter what lengths you go to.... they are knee deep in snow, rolling in snow, swimming in...

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  • Swamps

    Lapland if full of water and there are many swamps around. When you hiking around and hanging around in the forest be careful where you step. Most treks are marked and safe for hiking.

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  • On the road

    You must be careful when driving the roads of Lapland. There are plenty of Reindeers around and they are not as shy as the moos, they are much more often like to spend their time by the roads.

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  • Watch out for elks...

    You should be really alert when driving the roads in Lapland, for an elk may just run from either side of the street and into your car. It is said elks have bad sight, so they may just be as well standing on the street without noticing you coming towards it.If you see an elk in the progress of crossing the street in front of you (let's say from...

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  • Take warm clothes even in summer

    Despite of 16 or more hours of sunshine in summer it can get really cold in Lapland. We have experienced two nights with frost in August.

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  • Watch your speeding

    As you know Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer lives in Lapland and of course thousands of his species. Suddenly they appear on roadside and cross the road without watching to the right and left. Be always aware of this - it happend several times to me!

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  • Off road never without a compass

    Even if you think you're THE orientation miracle alive, never step aside the marked tracks without a compass and a map!There are many reasons why you should not do so. One for sure is the vastness of the countryside, it just goes on and on... and since you are new to the place many spots, hills etc. do look alike. And one of the best reasons I can...

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  • Mosquitoe warning

    Because there aren't any real dangers in Lapland, I have to warn you about mosquitoes that can be a real nightmare in some summers. Look out for mosquitoes especially after the rain! Luckily, you can buy efficient protectors against mosquitoes in almost every shop.

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