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Original Plan: for 02 Feb 201411:10 HEL to IVL (Ivalo) 12:50 AY465 S - - W T F S (1h 40m duration)
Actual: Arrived at Helsinki at about 08:30. Scheduled arrival time was 04:30
to catch flight AY559 which was suppose to depart at 07:30
The plane had to wait for us and departed at about 09:30
Arrived at Ivalo Airport after a stop over at Kittila.
Took some photographs and was rushed of to our next ...
Today we changed accommodation and we moved from our cosy glass igloos to our traditional log cabin complete with a private sauna and sledges. We ventured to a remote husky farm. We kitted up in warm waterproof overalls and boots. We were expecting to be a passenger on a sledge but we quickly realised, whilst being given a driving lesson, that were we going to drive it. We drove for 1.5 hours ...
... On our way back, within seconds the sky cleared and we stopped in a parking area hoping for northern lights. We brought out our tripods and cameras and took a few test shots just in case. After about 30 minutes out in the cold we gave up. We were back in our warm hotel room by 2:30am and went right to bed.
Today we may rent a car and try to make it to the Inari Native Film Festival . . . and look for those elusive northern lights again.
Til next ...
... that tough guy into destroying him.
Nonetheless, it was a lovely and well spent afternoon!
When we eventually returned to the cabin, it was time to pack up our belongings and bid the cottage farewell.
We took a night flight bound for Helsinki and to civilization we returned!
For those who are thinking of visiting Ivalo, a good 4 days 3 nights would be more ...
... you must must wear the face mask to protect your nose and mouth or they'll seriously freeze! And sunglasses are recommended too, as proven by Edward who was squinting and having snow blasted in his eyes the entire time.
At the mid-point, we stopped at the Lavvu (traditional tent of the ...