Lapland Hotel Hetta
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Today is the date of departure for the ones who just booked the Finland adventure.
The rest of us will ride our buses early tomorrow morning from Muonio via the Finnish Markka to the famous Lyngen Lodge at Lyngen fjord in Norway. After a night's stay in the lodge we will move on to Troms÷, one of the best locations in the world to catch the Aurora Borealis. Troms÷ and its surroundings are fortunate to be ...
The Aurora forecast for the Muonio area for this night looks again very promising, weather channels predict almost no clouds south of Muonio but really, really icy temperatures! Since our Aurora spot is in one of those large slightly bowl shaped plains we will be in a freezing cold air lake which could mean that the temperature drops well below 40 deg C! Well, as long as we witness a cool display ...
We planed to catch the Northern Lights this
night some where near the location were we had been yesterday ... but
we did our planing for the night without the Aurora ... despite the forecast, all of a
sudden while loading our buses the magic got ignited ... ui, ui ,ui ...
we never packed our belongings more quickly ... you never know how long the Northern Lights will do the dancing. Sometimes for hours, sometimes fainting away and the coming back again ...
... of us has a slight mishap, as one foot breaks through the ice into the stream, but we get him all dried out by the fire before carrying on.
After returning to the husky farm, we have the chance to hold some of the puppies, and learn about their life in this cold climate. They are well cared for, and many live to about 18 years or more.
Later in the day several of us go to a shop near the border with Sweden. More amazing ...
... I had on 2 thermal vests , three pairs of socks , 2 jumpers and one snow suit and I was still cold , with Nick beside me , Dad behind me and the driver in front of us and I was going to stay on here for an hour! I was chilled to the bone by the time I got of the sleigh and I scampered back to the lodge. The next day we were going to do the reindeer safari and there was no interference. It ...