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How to cure ‘Nomophobia’!

Allan Cooper

Friday, 09 August 2019

 12 Antti Pietikainen

Nomophobia is the fear of being without or being unable to use one's mobile phone. If you find yourself constantly attached to your phone, forever scrolling your social media feeds, or have an irrational fear of your battery level dropping below 20% - you’re in need of a detox!

The way best way to do this, we feel, is by heading to a pristine environment, somewhere with little reception and enough to keep your mind firmly away from your work emails! With that in mind, here are our top 3 ideas for your break away from your phone:

1) For rustic and remote – Torassieppi, Finnish Lapland

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Torassieppi refers to the tiny location in the heart of stunning Finnish Lapland, where you will find the picture-perfect Torassieppi Reindeer Farm and Winter Village. Owned by the Pietikainen family who also run the delightful Harriniva Hotels, the cosy cottage accommodation here sits on the banks of Lake Torasjärvi and the edge of the Pallas Ylläs National Park – both of which, are renowned spots for seeing the elusive Northern Lights.

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Better yet, Torassieppi Reindeer Farm only has Wifi available in the main restaurant freeing you to focus on more restorative pursuits, such as horse-drawn sleigh rides to hunt down the Northern Lights, spending a night beneath the stars in an Aurora Dome, husky sledding, and snowshoeing through unspoiled Lapland tundra!

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2) Getaway from it all to a place with more reindeer than people – Utsjoki, Finnish Lapland

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Utsjoki is a remote wilderness synonymous with the image of Lapland. As the most northerly municipality in Finland, the region is sparsely populated with only 0.25 inhabitants per square kilometre. Beyond this is a rugged and wild wilderness which spends six months of the year under the cover of snow. The variation of idyllic woodlands, snowy fells, and sweeping skies make for a truly magical destination in which to witness the Northern Lights.

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On our Top of Finland tour, you’ll experience snowshoeing, three dedicated Northern Lights hunt, a reindeer safari and a wonderful insight into the local culture!

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3) For an island escape – Senja, Northern Norway

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Sitting right in the heart of the Aurora Zone at a latitude of 69.41 degrees, Senja is Norway's second-largest island, located far above the Arctic Circle. This part of the world is known not only for its Northern Lights potential but also for being one of the region's most idyllic spots with a beautiful and rich natural landscape. Here, you can enjoy sea and land-based Arctic activities by day and keep watch for the Northern Lights at night, all against a backdrop of fairy-tale-like fjords and idyllic fishing villages.

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On our Island Auroras tour, you’ll experience guided sightseeing, two visits to the Northern Lights Lighthouse, a wildlife boat safari, a snowshoe hike for the Northern Lights, a visit to the outdoor hot tub and sauna, and a Hurtigruten ship transfer to Tromsø! With all that in store, you won’t even consider using your phone – other than to take some beautiful pictures!

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Photography by Anders Hansen and Reiner Shaufler.

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