Wouldn’t it be amazing, just for one day, to let go and really push a car to its limit?
Well, Unmissable have good news for you. You can. On a frozen lake in Finland, 40 miles out from the Arctic Circle.
Wow. If we felt such a rush of excitement from watching this video, the real thing is going to be mind-blowing. Juha Kankkunen is a four-time Finnish Formula One Champion with his very own extreme driving school. Yep, a Formula One champion with his own driving school. Could this be any more Unmissable?
Very Roger Moore/James Bond-esque. Perhaps the coolest man on the planet? “Bond, Juha Bond.”
“Finland is the perfect place to have the ultimate ice driving experience.” – Juha Kankkunen.
The school is open for driving enthusiasts and thrill seekers to test their driving skills on one of the harshest terrains in the world. People use ice and snow as an excuse to bunk off work all the time in England – you won’t need to after this. You’ll be taught to drive at speeds and do things in a car you never thought were possible.
To become a rally driver you need the correct set of wheels. You can pick from a brand new Audi or Volkswagen rally car, each fitted with Kankkunen’s custom-made snow tyres. Once you’re in the car, prep yourself for the same apprehension you felt before taking your driving test – only this time, you won’t have someone to stop you if you drive into a wall.
The experience is between £1,000 – 1,400 per person, but you’ll certainly get your money’s worth. You get a full day of training with professional rally instructors, full damage insurance (for those happy accidents), and a drive from Juha himself at speeds and precision you’ll probably never get to experience in a car again.
Hearing the raw power of a rally car engine is enough to make the hairs grow an inch on the back of your neck – feeling it dance and slalom around hairpin bends with total precision will make you laugh with fear. Driving a car built only for its power and performance in icy conditions is something you’ll never be able to experience on any urban road around the world.
Where? Forty-miles outside the Arctic Circle, Finland.
When? Tailored itinerary to best suit your requirements.
How much? £1000 – £1400 per person.
I can’t miss this: Absolutely Unmissable approved. It’s so Unmissable approved we’re literally sitting here putting our hats and gloves on preparing for the ice (even those of us who don’t drive). It’s an incredible outlet for speed and adrenaline in a controlled, snowy environment. What more could a speed-junky ask for?