Formula 1 and Rally world champions like Kimi Räikkönen, Mika Häkkinen and Juha Kankkunen have all honed their skills in the extreme driving conditions of Finland.
In the white wilderness of Finnish Lapland, several companies offer winter driving experiences in various motor vehicles. Rides are fast, but expert personnel make sure safety is never compromised. Driving courses are often most fun in groups, but many programs are available for singles, too.
Juha Kankkunen Driving Academy , www.rukakuusamo.com/rally-driving-on-ice/ in Ruka/Kuusamo area near Arctic Circle in Eastern Finland
Four times World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen and his team of expert instructors will show you the knacks of winter driving on all levels. Dare you sit in a rally car with Juha himself driving at 125 miles/hour?
More information on the area www.ruka.fi/winter_eng/accommodation/
Action Park , Saariselka, in North Eastern Lapland www.saariselka.fi/content/
Action Park in ski and holiday resort Saariselkä offers winter driving programs such as rally driving on snow and ice, as well as the guaranteed laughs of karting on curvy and hilly snow tracks. www.rukakuusamo.com/rally-driving-on-ice/
Accommodation in Saariselkä www.saariselka.fi/content/holiday-services/accommodation
Arctic Motor Park , in Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland by the Arctic Circle www.visitrovaniemi.fi/In-English
Located next to Santa Claus Village, Arctic Motor Park offers fun driving experiences in cars, karts, crawlers and snowmobiles on five different tracks. The company also runs Snow Rally Rings in nearby Vanttausjärvi. www.snowrallyrings.com/en/index.html