Travel Blogs from Saariselkä, Finland

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Hitchhiker's log, part 2, Saariselkä, Finland travel blog

Hitchhiker's log, part 2

A travel blog entry by renard

Ok, from Ivalo it was a little bit harder, even though it is much larger than Inari. Still, I managed to get a ride from the 152nd car in the 65th minute, from a very quiet Finnish guy who was only going as far as Sariselkä, some 40 kilometers south of ...

Hitchhiker's log, part 3, A tiny bit south from Saariselkä, Finland travel blog

Hitchhiker's log, part 3

A travel blog entry by renard

After the 48th minute, the 13th car decided to stop and some funny guys gave me a ride, but they were only going 4 kilometers south... This feels like walking in a mire, a lot of time to cover a short ...

Glass Igloo, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Glass Igloo

A travel blog entry by davidcarder

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We are in Lapland! The arctic circle! We  moved into our two glass igloos. Kelly gets Will and I 've got Tom. Will disappeared into the frozen forrest . He took his sled into the river. Luckily it was frozen. Tom made his first snowman - NED. There ...

Husky sledging in the arctic, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Husky sledging in the arctic

A travel blog entry by davidcarder

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... that  Kelly is driving the sledge in front with Tom. You will notice Will with his appropriate husky hat on my sledge.  Turn the volume down as the huskies are rather noisy. This was a huge highlight whilst visiting Lapland (Northern ...

Don't throw stones in glass igloos, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Don't throw stones in glass igloos

A travel blog entry by adamandlara55

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Up early to make the most of Rovaniemi before our afternoon bus to Kakslauttanen. Well pre-10am up here and it's a ghost town!! Can't say I blame them... Minus 9 degrees and I would probably prefer to stay in bed too. Lots and lots of walking plus a ...

Terrible Travellers, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Terrible Travellers

A travel blog entry by adamandlara55

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A bit of a walk around the property, some breakfast and then onto the bus to Saariselka. Hotel booked and now we're on the hunt for some activities. Dog sledding.... Snowmobiling... Tobogganing....something!! By now you've probably gathered that we are ...

Sneeuwscooter bij nacht, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Sneeuwscooter bij nacht

A travel blog entry by erwin_monique

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   We zijn vanochtend heel rustig van start gegaan. Ik had slecht geslapen, omdat ik helemaal niets op die blaar kon hebben, dus ook geen lakens.    Bij het ontbijt ben ik maar meteen blaarpleisters gaan halen en dat verzachtte het ...

North of the Arctic Circle, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

North of the Arctic Circle

A travel blog entry by sinfronteras

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... it?!"  We got to the airport and as we checked in, the young woman asks, “are you Jorge?”  Wow, in Finland and they know how to pronounce my name!  Quite unlike the US where I very often get, “George?”  [Have ...

Lapland, Saariselka Lapland, Finland travel blog

Lapland

A travel blog entry by catndeano

Lapland for Christmas! We hope you all have a very merry Christmas, where ever you are. We'll also put in a good word for you with Santa when we see him! Best wishes Cat n ...

White Silence on Snowshoes... ahum..., Saariselka, Finland travel blog

White Silence on Snowshoes... ahum...

A travel blog entry by erwin_monique

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Vanochtend de volgende excursie, sneeuwschoen wandeling in het Nationaal Park in Saariselka.      Om half tien werden we met de bus opgehaald om naar het startpunt van de wandeling gebracht te worden. Eerst krijgen we de sneeuwschoenen en ...

Stoer op de sneeuw scooter, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Stoer op de sneeuw scooter

A travel blog entry by erwin_monique

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Heerlijk zo'n vakantie... Lekker rustig aandoen... Rustig ontbijten... Stille wereld om je heen in de vroege ochtendschemer...  We hebben onze koude weer garderobe uitgeprobeerd... Met andere woorden... Onze thermokleding en skibroek... We waren ...

Kullapesu, Tankavaara, Finland travel blog

Kullapesu

A travel blog entry by veikok

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Ööbisime ja hommikul pesime ...

"I not speak English, so we dance!".

A travel blog entry by starfish

... his friend joined us for a few games of pool, and between the two of them explained that they were on a tour of Finland by snowmobile.  During the winter, snowmobile trails are marked out, often following main roads, making it possible for the guys ...

Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners, Saariselkä, Finland travel blog

Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners

A travel blog entry by starfish

We've looked at the tourist information and decided on some of the trips that we'd like to do in addition to skiing.  We all want to try snowmobiling and to make a trip at night to look for the aurora.  We'd also quite like to see huskies or ...

Mush!, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Mush!

A travel blog entry by starfish

I dress in several layers of clothes.  Thermal long johns and a long-sleeved thermal top, and a pair of thin socks.  Then a pair of tracksuit bottoms, a t-shirt and a fleece sweater, and thick socks.  Then salopettes and a ski-jacket, ...

Reindeers and Auroras and Snowshoes, Oh My!, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Reindeers and Auroras and Snowshoes, Oh My!

A travel blog entry by sinfronteras

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We're back in Saariselka where we begin our Lapland adventure, view out the window is nice, but the hotel isn’t quite up to the standards of our first one. It’s comfortable enough, though. Here’s what’s happened since the last ...

Sneeuwschoen wandelingen rond Kiilopää, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Sneeuwschoen wandelingen rond Kiilopää

A travel blog entry by erwin_monique

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We beginnen de dag rustig. We hoeven pas in de avond echt in actie te komen.  Rond een uur of twaalf besluiten we de Kiilopää op te gaan de tocht is ongeveer 4 kilometer heen en terug. Ons was verzekerd dat het prima te doen is zonder ...

Van Ivalo naar Saariselkä naar Kiilopää, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Van Ivalo naar Saariselkä naar Kiilopää

A travel blog entry by erwin_monique

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Chroniques d'un exilé : Chasseur d'aurores..., Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Chroniques d'un exilé : Chasseur d'aurores...

A travel blog entry by arnaudemery

Hello, De retour pour vous donner quelques nouvelles du grand nord. Je suis bien arrivé au fin fond de la Laponie finlandaise et peut être que ça vous surprendra, mais il fait froid ! très froid ! Pour vous donner un petit avant gout glacé de ce à ...

Terug naar Nederland..., Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Terug naar Nederland...

A travel blog entry by erwin_monique

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Om kwart voor acht zouden we worden opgehaald me de bus dus om kwart over zeven konden we beginnen met het ontbijt. Wel wat vroeg, maar goed... dan zijn we ook weer een beetje bij tijds in Nederland.  Het ging eigenlijk allemaal heel vlot. We reden ...

Op pad met Alaska Husky's, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Op pad met Alaska Husky's

A travel blog entry by erwin_monique

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De vakantie zit er bijna op, maar we hebben nog 1 spectaculaire excursie op het programma staan: De Husky Safari! Om 10 uur werden we opgehaald om weer richting Saariselkä te rijden om de anderen van de groep op te halen. Twee andere Nederlanders vanuit ...

Kaksauttanen, Saariselka, Kaksauttanen, Saariselka,, Finland travel blog

Kaksauttanen, Saariselka

A travel blog entry by scurle

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What an experience. A lovely quiet wedding; beautiful picture postcard scenery; deep snow so cold that it forms perfect stars. Apparently, this only happens after about -12 degree's? And of course, madmen in the middle of the night looking at the aurora ...

Arrival in Lapland, Saariselkä, Finland travel blog

Arrival in Lapland

A travel blog entry by starfish

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No amount of snow that we've had in the UK could prepare us for the conditions on arrival in Finnish Lapland in early February.  Apart from a brief break in the cloud cover as we flew over Oslo, we'd seen nothing of the conditions on the ground ...

Op de latten en de ontmoeting met de rendieren, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Op de latten en de ontmoeting met de rendieren

A travel blog entry by erwin_monique

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  Vandaag bijtijds ontbeten, want om half tien begon onze cross country ski les. Het hotel had speciaal voor valentijnsdag broodjes klaar gezet in de vorm van hartjes.   Bij het verhuurzaakje kregen we eerst schoenen aangemeten en vervolgens ...

Saariselkä, a brief guide, Saariselkä, Finland travel blog

Saariselkä, a brief guide

A travel blog entry by starfish

... 34km of floodlit trails.  Looking at the map for a wider view, these trails link to national trails, criss-crossing Finland, and even crossing the borders into Norway and Sweden.  It also seems that crossing into Russia is seriously discouraged, ...

Panimo Cabins, Saariselkä, Finland travel blog

Panimo Cabins

A travel blog entry by starfish

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Reading the information in the welcome pack makes it sound like we've really struck it lucky in the accommodation stakes.  The rules of the cabin include: if you wish to use the sauna, you must turn off the central heating first; and that we must ...

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