Those familiar with the Finnish Lapland might assume it to be a barren, icy landscape, and be surprised to hear that there are several areas rampant with multicolored forests, accessible by hot air balloon. Not only will visitors soar above the burned orange and fiery red of the Lapland forests, but they'll get a bird's eye view of the wildlife, like reindeer, bears, several kinds of bird and plenty more. Due to its arctic location, foliage occurs much earlier in the fall, so hot air balloon travelers should book early. And when you're grounded, be sure to explore the Finnish Lapland's culture, which is deeply rooted in its tradition.
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