5 Most Instagrammable winter activities in Rovaniemi
We all love pictures, to have memories, but to also share them on Instagram and social media. Winter is full of beautiful things here in Rovaniemi, Lapland. We wanted to list the five most picturesque activities to do in winter.
Huskies are made to arctic scenery and to be with people too. Playful huskies might steal your heart, and so your society’s when the pictures are posted. The speed of these dogs makes the photographing a little challenging, so stay patient. The classical composition is taking photographs from husky-sledding when the dogs are running the sleigh. Faces always tell stories, not to mention the eyes, so taking a portrait of the husky is a good idea. Already ready to go? Husky-sledding tours you can find here.
Reindeer are truly arctic animals. Most of them live part of the year wild roaming the wilderness. Fur of the reindeer is the warmest of animals we have here, amongst other fun facts of these beautiful creatures. On a Reindeer farm visit, you will hear stories and facts about reindeer.
Taking pictures of reindeer is a bit easier than huskies since reindeer moves a bit slower. Reindeer sleigh ride sure catches an eye, but so does picture of a reindeer with white arctic background. Find your adventure here.
Note: When photographing animals, always respect them and their movements.
Probably you’ve seen magical Northern Lights on social media. Without a doubt, that’s something you want to witness and capture. There are challenges when photographing in the night-time. A camera with manual setting options is preferable. You will also need a tripod.
Few tips for night photography:
– Use a wide-angle lens.
– Open up your aperture to the maximum to get the most light in.
– ISO should be somewhere between 1000-4000 and exposure time depending on how fast lens you have, 2,5-30 seconds.
– Focus on the stars, to get sharp pictures.
– Join a photography tour, where a professional helps you to take a beautiful picture!
Exploring the nature with snowshoes is endless fun in winter! In a walking distance of the center of Rovaniemi, there’s pure arctic nature with untouched snow waiting for curious adventurers. White sceneries are looking clean and lovely; adding people to your picture helps to scale the scenery and huge snowy trees. Find a snow-shoeing tour here.
Lastly, loved by locals also, riding with snowmobiles is not only lots of fun but also a fun way to discover places quite a fast pace. You can also try out eSleds to discover the nature silently. Taking pictures while driving is too dangerous, but if you take a picture of a snowmobile and a driver, it might even look that it’s moving. Book your snowmobile adventure here.
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