Safari, so goody

* Porsche driving experience * Ice driving in Arctic Finland * Porsche-run course...

Safari, so goody

Oh yes, a snowmobile safari. Half an hour after arriving, we're in the changing room of Lapland Safaris ( being issued with the thickest, most insulated boiler suit I've ever seen, and huge protective boots with what appears to be a family of chinchillas inside each to keep our feet warm.

A balaclava, crash helmet and huge mitts complete the transformation from frozen tourist to Arctic explorer.

We spend the next hour or so hooning through forests and across frozen, snow-covered wastelands, all having an absolute hoot and all offering silent praise to the god of heated handgrips.

We end up at a log cabin, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. It's a restaurant. Step inside and there are our civilian clothes, which have been brought there for us to change into.

We strip out of the super-heated boiler suits and take in our surroundings there are a load of trestle tables, a help-yourself buffet up one wall, and in the middle of the room a huge open fire onto which staff regularly throw logs. Now that's proper central heating.

We tuck into a meal of elk sausages, slow-cooked moose, and various salads. After more food than we can eat and a couple of beers, it's on to the bus and back to the hotel for some much-needed slumber. It's been quite a trip already.