Travel Blogs from Kittilä
Today we didn't do much. Had a leisurely start to the day and then went for a walk in the snow. It was a lot warmer today, only about -10 and lightly snowing.
We had to return our hired trousers etc by 4pm so when we walked back from there it was just in jeans ...
... provides beautiful colors for our hike, and we return to the hotel at dusk.
A few times per week the hotel fires up the traditional “smoke sauna” for the guests. Today is one of those days, and so the guide arranges to serve drinks to those who want to experience a true Finnish sauna. Some are even promising to plunge into the freezing lake, and I hope to get some photos to share ...
... colouring her new Princess and the Popstar colouring book, Kirky is drinking red wine with a new investment banker buddy from Singapore and Mum is blogging. Life is good here in Lapland.
Update - rest of the day was brilliant. Kids went tobogganing after lunch with their mates, and then a few families got together and built a snowman. I had brought a carrot from Helsinki to use as his nose, plus an old scarf, so he really looked the part.
By the evening we were ...
... at the time), snow shoes on and over the lake the trip starts. About 10 kms away is a mountain called Pyhäkero, 711 meters high. Actually I meant the lower hill visible across the lake at first, but we'll see. If I have some energy left after climbing this then I can continue.
The sky is full of unfriendly cloud and wind beats the snow against my face. I can imagine being on a polar expedition.
On the other side of the lake I bounce with a rain-deer fence. A place would ...
... the last green strips, only a small light green worm-like thing flutters above horizon.
Only now I notice that toes and fingers are frozen from cold. The equipment goes into the car. Short second act is performed but through light clouds is not so powerful anymore. One and half hour show and coming here has already paid off.
Driving back, I see a green swirling ribbon above. The car stays in the middle of the road and I get some more frames.
Other places to stay in Kittilä
Valtatie 49, Kittilä | 3 star hotelfrom $100