Roaring engines and spinning wheels spewing flakes of ice and snow. Even from a safe spectators’ spot, the legendary Arctic Lapland Rally is an adrenaline-pumping experience.
This winter rally classic has been taking place for more than five decades and is now in its 55th year. It sees hundreds of drivers and their trusty cars race round Rovaniemi in Northern Finland, a town better known as the idyllic home of Santa. But Rudolph and co will only be seeing the rear lights of these fearless rally drivers.
Throughout three action-packed snow-filled days, 11 competition classes will battle it out for points and glory. Former participants of this prestigious rally include Formula 1 legends such as Mika Häkkinen and Kimi Räikkönen. They are just two of the many who have testing their skills on Lapland’s slippery surfaces.
So wrap up warm, fill your thermos flask with steaming hot coffee and choose your perfect spot along the icy tracks.