Travel Blogs from Luosto, Finland

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Luosto Fun Day 2, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Luosto Fun Day 2

A travel blog entry by dujr

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Snow, Snowshoeing and Northern Lights!, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Snow, Snowshoeing and Northern Lights!

A travel blog entry by samlocke3

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We arrived in Luosto and checked into our room at the Aurora Chalet. Wow. A fine hotel with a lovely cosy atmosphere and we even had a private sauna in our room!! Another exciting feature was as we checked in, we were given an 'Aurora Alarm' which informs ...

Snowmobiles, Cross-Country Skiing and more Lights!, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Snowmobiles, Cross-Country Skiing and more Lights!

A travel blog entry by samlocke3

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Fueled up from a scrumptious breakfast, our next days adventure in this snowy playground was a snowmobile safari! After learning the controls we were off and away driving in pairs to discover more of this beautiful area. We skimmed across frozen marsh, ...

Husky Ride, Snowshoe climbing + Toboggans, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Husky Ride, Snowshoe climbing + Toboggans

A travel blog entry by samlocke3

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After a hearty breakfast we went to the Dog Sled Centre to meet our team of huskies! After a brief tutorial in how to 'control' the sled and stop it was time to set off. As we approached the huskies they began barking and howling in excitement as they ...

Bye Lapland, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Bye Lapland

A travel blog entry by samlocke3

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... . It was a few more goes (and bails!) down the toboggan run and final fool around sinking in the snow, before bidding farewell to our chalet and Luosto. Sad to be leaving we had a heap of memories to take with us of this truly magical winter wonderland. ...

Luosto Fun Day 1, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Luosto Fun Day 1

A travel blog entry by dujr

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Luosto through Rovaniemi, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Luosto through Rovaniemi

A travel blog entry by dujr

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Better than Disneyland, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Better than Disneyland

A travel blog entry by ellenwillow

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Today I got to drive a sled being pulled by a team of huskies through a snow covered forest, & it was a breathtaking experience. They are so keen to run, I had to keep putting the brakes on so we didn't overtake the slow sleds in front of us. The ...

It's magical!, Luosto, Finland travel blog

It's magical!

A travel blog entry by ellenwillow

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After 24 long hours of planes & airports, I finally arrived in Lapland at 9am. I was expecting darkness, but it's more like twilight...for 8 hours. The snow covered trees & ice covered lakes we passed on the way from Rovaneimi to Lusoto were such ...

Skiing in a Winter Wonderland, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Skiing in a Winter Wonderland

A travel blog entry by ellenwillow

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... running & limited runs open, but I did get to watch the Finnish Alpine Ski Team train while riding the express lift. Finland doesn't have high mountains, so Pyha is one of the major resorts along with Levi. There weren't many people skiing ...

Dear Santa, can I have a Snowmobile for Christmas?, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Dear Santa, can I have a Snowmobile for Christmas?

A travel blog entry by ellenwillow

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... be similar. Then it was time to put the helmet back on & start up the snowmobile again. Juha, my guide, took me around Luosto to visit frozen lakes & the activity centre. On one of the lakes they cut blocks of ice in December to build a giatn Ice ...

Last day :(, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Last day :(

A travel blog entry by redhalo

... Helskini we weren't even sure where the runway was until about 10-20m before we landed because of the fog but life (and flights) went on.  But noooo, not at Heathrow!  Back home and already missing Finland - busy scheming when to go back again! ...

Stars and Dogs, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Stars and Dogs

A travel blog entry by tizwoz

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... below 0 and falling, 9pm and we are taking a stroll around a frozen lake. There you have it- the excitement of an evening in Finland! At the end of our 40 minute walk there is a wooden hut with burning log fire in which to warm up after a short foray ...

Reindeer! :D, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Reindeer! :D

A travel blog entry by redhalo

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Watched 2 snowploughs at work this morning and had fun doing Attenborough-style commentaries.  Afterwards we went out tobogganing (the hotel has free to use sleds which is nice) which was great fun even if we were shown up by the local ...

World Cup Final Night, Luosto, Finland travel blog

World Cup Final Night

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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Now Norway is back on 'normal' European time, ie one hour ahead of the UK and not the two hours that Finland is. Some of us chose to and others didn’t, change their watches to reflect Norwegian time, as we were only there for a day. Our phones, ...

Evening surprise, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Evening surprise

A travel blog entry by redhalo

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Went for a walk around Luosto this morning which was very pleasant even though it was STILL snowing.  Saw (and heard) two ravens as well as lots of cross country skiers.  Watching them is making me really look forward to tomorrow - it looks so ...

The last 24 hours., Luosto, Finland travel blog

The last 24 hours.

A travel blog entry by tizwoz

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The night before we had been taken by snowmobile pulled sleigh at minus 24 degrees to a snow restaurant. This was a huge igloo with tables and chairs made of ice- don't ask if it was cold! There was a fire in the middle but you couldnt feel the heat ...

Husky sledding and aurora again!, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Husky sledding and aurora again!

A travel blog entry by redhalo

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Had a lie-in this morning which was very welcome but not nearly long enough!  Went husky sledding today which was great fun.  I got to drive and mum sat in the sled.  Had to keep braking all the time as the dogs wanted to overtake the team ...

Snowmobile safari and fab Lights showing, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Snowmobile safari and fab Lights showing

A travel blog entry by redhalo

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... of the trees go a gorgeous apricot colour.  We had a brief chat about some housekeeping rules and good aurora spotting sites around Luosto before going for a wander around the lake (the ice is apparently 50cm thick! 5cm can support a person, 15cm a ...

Snowshoe hike and Lights again, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Snowshoe hike and Lights again

A travel blog entry by redhalo

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Had a lovey snowshoe hike this morning.  Saw two woodpeckers and the tracks of hares and squirrels (me and mum were pleased as we'd already guessed what the hare tracks were earlier).  We mainly got to walk on compressed snow tracks but got to ...

Looking down then looking up, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Looking down then looking up

A travel blog entry by tizwoz

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It was probably the most uncomfortable ride so far as we were sat at the back of the sleigh which got more of the bumps. We had expected it to be pulled by a reindeer, but as I have eaten most of them we had to make do with a snowmobile. This took 6 of ...

Last day in Lapland, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Last day in Lapland

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... about 50km from our hotel. The drive to Suvanto was pleasant, taking us through somewhat different countryside than the drive down to Luosto, in that there were some hills around. Indeed, the area is a skiing centre, with short downhill runs available but ...

snow shoe shuffle, Luosto, Finland travel blog

snow shoe shuffle

A travel blog entry by tizwoz

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Todays activity led by the gorgeous Ansti, was a hike through the woods and up the hill on snow shoes. Despite the fact that it was 15 degrees below zero we were soon very hot during the hike uphill and starting to open side vents in the snow suits. One ...

Cross country skiing, Luosto, Finland travel blog

Cross country skiing

A travel blog entry by redhalo

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Spent all day cross country skiing (out at 10:00, back at 16:00!!).  Absolutely LOVED it.  In the morning we had an instructor who taught us the basics but it was a bit tedious as there was such a large group of us.  It was much better for ...

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