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Snowshoes were invented, as skis were, to help people’s daily life outdoors during the winter. Nowadays both of these inventions are used as popular forms of exercise and the equipment has evolved a lot since it was first invented.

Local guides are familiar with the Ylläs region and its fells and valleys. If you take part in a guided tour you can hear stories about the Ylläs region, its surrounding nature and villages. You can put your trust in the skills and professionality of the guide and explore the untouched nature safely under his guidance.

It is very easy and lots of fun to try snowshoeing by yourself. There are several companies in the Ylläs region which hire out snowshoes. You can hire them for just a few hours or even for the whole week. Different shoes sizes are available, the bindings are adjustable and will fit in different kind of shoes. Remember to choose warm and waterproof boots and dress in layers to respond to different conditions.