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... On the other hand, we were wearing our insulating overalls, massive boots, gloves and balaclavas - so perhaps the dogs were just laughing at the comical picture.
It was warmer this morning that the last few days, which is good news given that we won't have any electricity for the next 2 days. We received brief but thorough safety instructions before being shown how to drive our sleds. The word "drive" is used loosely here, as the only control the driver has over the sled ...
... above a Sami cultural center. The Sami are the indigenous people of Lapland. It was interesting. Kiruna is a mining town. It has the largest underground iron-ore mine in the world, apparently. It's really weird and sci-fi like because the town is being moved as a result of the mine's expansion. This level of planning is freaky to see in real life. We are moving on today to Narvik, Norway. Ok. Not so fast. We have been sitting in a ...
... I head and I'm struggling to stay awake and so have just about decided its time to hotel in the town of Kiruna.
I look for lodgings in my satnav and sure enough it takes me to a few hotels etc but at 120 Euro for a little single room they can forget it and I decide to continue.
However I on leaving the town I noticed a wonderful old station that looked like it was still in use until very recently and one of the old buildings had been converted into ...
Our first trip of the 'big year' was to Swedish Lapland, to celebrate Anya's 30th birthday. We started the trip in Stockholm, Sweden's capital of 2 million people (you will get used to my love of statistics when it comes to places-I have a thing for population size, elevations distances). It's a city I've been to many times before and always had a fondness for. More because of the Swedes attitude towards partying than their love of flat packed wardrobes, meatballs and Roxette. ...
... to Abba Museum which was great (unfortunately the Stockholm Card is not accepted in it). Saw Gamla Stan (old town) and did some shopping in new town.
Signing off now as need to get some dinner before another early night.
11th December 2013.
Ice Hotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden (Ice Room).
Here we are at Ice Hotel. Had a great time today - the flight was great and ...