The McLaren Arctic Experience Is All Fast Cars, Snowmobiles, and
No wrapping required on this gift for adrenaline junkies.
Rather than dodge the snow and cold in January, why not grab winter by the throat for three days in Finland? Consider it the craziest of escapes: a stay at Javri Lodge in Inari (the home of the former president of Finland), snowmobiling through the tundra (200 miles north of the Article Circle), taking the reins on your own pack of sled dogs, and following the thunder of hundreds of horses—sort of.
This year British car manufacturer McLaren has chosen Northern Finland as base camp for its inaugural Pure McLaren Arctic Experience (January 18–February 6). The three-day program caters to McLaren lovers and thrill seekers who are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure (the kind of friends in your circle who are talking—not joking—about saving money for a trip to space). Guests will have access to a fleet of 570S supercars at the McLaren Ice Driving Center; the dedicated winter driving testing facility has more than 62 miles of almost permanently frozen roads, lakes, and hillside trails, making it one of the most spectacular places in the world to actually have fun driving on ice and snow.
If piloting a 562 horsepower supercar through unfamiliar terrain isn't something you do on the daily, not to worry. (And if it is—how?!) The program comes with guidance from McLaren’s professional coaches (the brand has more than 50 years of racing experience), so no matter what your previous driving experience may be, you get to learn new skills and perfect existing ones—sliding, drifting, and flicking your way through the frozen landscape.
Packages start at $13,000. Visit cars.mclaren.com to reserve your space.
This article was originally published on cntraveler.com.