Travel Blogs from Saariselka, 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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... be for our first viewing but I guess that's the nature of the lights. Plus our view of the stars was second to none! Sank into sleep and thinking of heading to Saariselka tomorrow to see if we can do anything fun there yet! Please let it ...

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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...  Zoals gezegd stonden we rond half zes klaar met twee andere Nederlanders om opgehaald te worden en we reden weer naar Saariselka. De groep was erg groot. De Nederlanders van de sneeuwschoenwandeling waren er ook weer bij, dus ik hield mij hart ...

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 ...

Husky Dog Farm & snowmobile Safari, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Husky Dog Farm & snowmobile Safari

A travel blog entry by garytan

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Day 4:Husky Dog Farm & Snowmobile Safari (B/L/D) A day of fun and adventure awaits you! Short instructions of driving techniques and safety rules about the snowmobile will be given. Then follow your guide into snow caked forest trails; enjoy the ...

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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... over 1 stonden we wederom weer klaar om richting verzamelpunt te gaan en om half twee stapten we in het busje richting Saariselka waar we de balaclava en helmen kregen. We liepen met z'n allen richting de opstelplaats van de sneeuwscooters en kregen onze ...

Aurora Hunting Safari, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Aurora Hunting Safari

A travel blog entry by garytan

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Day 5:Aurora Hunting Safari (B/D) Today is free at leisure to explore the magic of Finnish Lapland or join optional tour. Tonight after dinner, there is a real arctic experience in store for you! The Aurora Borealis or commonly known as the Northern ...

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

After our dog-sled adventure, we decided to brave the nightlife of Saariselk'' again, this time to see a band playing in one of the bars.  The only Finnish band that I know is Lordi, winners of the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest, so I had no idea what ...

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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... had reindeer stew for lunch, though.  Sorta like having fish when visiting Sea World. We left Kakslauttanen yesterday and came back to Saariselka.  It was supposed to be clear but the whole day was rather cloudy.  We made the best of it and ...

Sneeuwschoen wandelingen rond Kiilopää, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Sneeuwschoen wandelingen rond Kiilopää

A travel blog entry by erwin_monique

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... ; Bij terugkomst is Erwin nog even in de sauna gegaan en zijn we daarna ons bed in gekropen.  Morgenochtend gaan we naar Saariselka om daar een sneeuwschoen wandeling te maken door het Nationaal Park en in de middag gaan we de rooksauna ...

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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... goed... dan zijn we ook weer een beetje bij tijds in Nederland.  Het ging eigenlijk allemaal heel vlot. We reden naar Saariselk'' om de andere Nederlanders op te halen en de kleding terug te brengen en vervolgens gingen we door naar Ivalo, naar het ...

Glass Igloo at Kakslauttanen, Kakslauttanen  , Finland travel blog

Glass Igloo at Kakslauttanen

A travel blog entry by garytan

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Day 6:Visit Santa’s Resort & overnight in Glass Igloo (B/L/D) Visit Santa’s resort – Santa’s real home where Santa lives with his wife and receives their visitors. Elves serve hot drinks and gingerbread during your visit. Near ...

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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... met wat sneeuw.  Onze tijd bij de Husky Farm kwam ten einde en we werden weer terug gebracht met de bus naar Saariselk'' en vervolgens naar Kiilopää.  Wat een mooie dag was dit, zeg... echt schitterend en een prachtige ervaring.  We ...

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

Kaksauttanen, Saariselka

A travel blog entry by scurle

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... ; 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 borealis! ...

Arrival in Lapland, Saariselkä, Finland travel blog

Arrival in Lapland

A travel blog entry by starfish

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... Alexe question the wisdom of our choice in holiday destination. Just after 2am local time we arrived in our destination.  Saariselk'' lies about 250km north of the Arctic Circle, in the heart of Finnish Lapland.  After dropping off people ...

Arrive at Saariselka, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Arrive at Saariselka

A travel blog entry by garytan

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Original Plan:Day 2:Helsinki – Ivalo – Saariselka (L/D) HEL/IVL AY465 1110/1250Upon arrival, meet the guide and transfer to hotel in Saariselka winter resort for check-in. Located in Northern Lapland, Saariselka offers memorable experiences in ...

Mar 22, 2014, Saariselka, Finland travel blog

Mar 22, 2014

A travel blog entry by huylan

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Hotel Kakslauttanen, Saariselkä, Finland travel blog

Hotel Kakslauttanen

A travel blog entry by get_tours

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Location: Saariselka, Finland Type:  Arctic Resort A night in one of the glass igloos is an unforgettable experience, as they’re the perfect, (and warm!) way to admire the stunning northern lights in Finland.  Each igloo accommodates two ...

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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... een gebied mag leven. Overigens wonen er in lapland meer rendieren dan mensen.   Rond tien uur gingen we weer richting Saariselk'' en Kiilopää. We zijn beide bij thuiskomst weer in de sauna gedoken voor we naar bed gingen.   Morgen alweer de ...

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