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... from California, Ben and Stephanie. Åsa, our guide, arrived shortly after. She has an inviting personality and an infectious laugh - I can already sense that we are going to get along well. She has a passion for her dogs, works in the local mine when she is not taking tourists out for dog sledding trips and cooks delicious food.
She told us lots of entertaining stories over dinner regarding previous trips, things her dogs do and what we can expect over the ...
... road ended and a right muddy and bumpy, slippery old dirt road began!!!
At first I thought no ways can this be for long but a quick look at the map and sure enough it was all the way to the town of Kongas which was still 50 miles away!!
I had two choices, either head over this 50 mile slippery road or return to Inari and take the main E75 road which would be about 230 miles!!
Of course I decided to take the muddy and slippery 50 ...
... of a pile of others and the driver insisted on taking the cases out himself so had to wait on my case. Then when eventually got my case and in to the terminal there was a queue a mile long (if not longer). Thankfully when I eventually made it half way to the bag drop a member of staff anounced that anyone flying to Belfast to go straight to bag drop and not queue up - needless to say I did not need to ...
... a clear sky so I call for ACTION and we dress up and rush outside to catch about an hour of the lights. It was still half cloudy but we certainly saw some good activity, before the clouds came back again. The next day we went on a snowmobile tour to Ice Hotel. Luckily, there were only two of us on this tour (27 the day before and 20 the day after). We were able to drive one snowmobile each in a grogerous warm day. We drove through a fairy tale like forest, saw ...
... probably lured to the much warmer brick and mortar building on the premises, which houses the toilets, showers, changing rooms and the breakfast lounge. We were able to explore the lobby, all the suites, the ice bar, and then I noticed the beautiful ice church. Considering it was the last day of our honeymoon, it was quite unfortunate to find out we could have held our wedding ceremony there instead!