A trip to the capital of Lapland will not be complete without a walk through some key spots. The town itself is urbanized, but it is surrounded by scenic natural parks. Just 15 minutes away from the city center, you will find the starting point of the Ounasvaara winter walking trail. This is a versatile walking route that allows you to take in amazing sights of the snowy forests and winter landscapes. The city itself is located at the intersection of two major rivers, and in the winter, these waters freeze over. The ice typically gets hard enough to carry the weight of a person. There are many spots that are safe to walk on, but you should get a guide first. You should then head to the Arctic Garden, which is just next to the museum Arktikum. The garden is one of the best places to watch the famous Northern Lights. To enjoy your walks around this city, you should travel to the region in winter and, preferably, a few days before Christmas.