Hotel Kiannon Kuohut
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Leading up to wwoofing at the husky farm, we had so many unknowns and lots of questions that we had unanswered, but were excited to finally see where we would be calling home for the next few weeks. After a great three days in Helsinki seeing the sights, going to a hockey game and eating a gluten free burger at McDonald's (for Caroline), we were on our way to the Kainuu region (just underneath Lapland).
We were a little nervous arriving and didn’t really ...
... the exhibition on the Northern lights, telling us what creates it and the many theories the Sami people believe it to be. Saw plenty of spectacular pictures showing the many colours which are created, seems fantastic but feel it would be slightly erie to see in person. Afterwards we strolled into town finding some local markets. Enjoyed a loverly piece of ...
... Got Talent haha. When we landed -smoothly this time- we all had a conversation about last week’s landing in Kuusamo ;O)
The Aurora Borealis made one last appearance to wave us off, on the right hand side of the plane. I'm surprised we didn't tilt due to the scramble to get within view of a right hand window. Those who missed the chance to experience it while we were at Basecamp were very happy bunnies :D
... license! :Op
The reindeer, we were told, could be quite temperamental. You cannot predict whether they will run speedily around the tracks, or saunter at a snail's pace. The plan was to set the first person away, and when they complete the loop, the herdsman will attempt to slow down and grab the reindeer with the use of food, at which point we were expected to quickly jump on the sleigh while the other got off and handed the reins ...
... was slightly nervy, and things were a bit unsteady, but once Sandy found her rhythm, it was all good. Bit bumpy, but that is par for the course. Every so often, the guide kept stopping to check everyone was ok, and to wait for everyone behind to catch up. Sandy was a speed demon though –at one point we were travelling at ??kph-, so we generally had someone in our sights at all times. Although, there was a moment when we hit a crossroads and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility