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Rally driving on ice, Lapland
Kuusamo, Finnish Lapland, Finland|www.juhakankkunen.com|
Learning how to control a supercar at high speeds and how to drift a hairpin bend with perfect control – in the snow – is one of Lapland’s more hair-raising and unique experiences.
Four-time World Rally Champion, Juha Kankkunen and his team will teach you expert handling, braking techniques, rally driving skills and 4WD drifting techniques are you race around an ice-covered racing circuit. You learn driving basics in a 4WD Volkswagen Golf, but as your level advances, you’ll move to a Subaru Impreza WRX STI, Audi RS4, Porsche Carrera 4 and Lamborghini Gallardo.
Programmes are tailored to anyone, from beginners to advanced – all you need is courage.
Getting there & doing it
The track is located next to the Ruka ski resort (Finland’s largest ski resort). There are regular buses from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo, as well as flights from Helsinki into Kuusamo airport. The driving academy will collect you from your arrival point.
It’s usually a full-day course, but shorter (and cheaper) 2 or 3-hour sessions are also possible depending on the day and availability.
There are several ski hotels & lodges nearby, so staying the night before and after is easy to arrange.
When to do it
Courses are only available in winter months and by arrangement. Enter your requested dates on their booking form.
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