Travel Blogs from Saariselka
... 8217;s Resort. The Igloo village offers a unique Finnish experience. A chance to stay in a glass igloo – built using a special thermal glass that provides a spectacular view of the night sky – stars, planets, meteorites and a second chance to see one of nature’s most beautiful creations, the Northern Lights!
Stayed at the ice igloo. See pictures.
Serene slipped on the way to the reception ...
... br> Later, all the other riders were guided across the loop slowly. It got easier later as the ice became more and more compact.
After the snow mobile adventure, we when for the husky dog sledge ride. Each sledge is pulled by 6 dogs. Serene sat on the sledge while I became the driver. The driver must be able to control the sledge so that it does not topple over, and to be able to slow the dogs down when going down hill and help them when going up hill. It was a ...
... on. He comes back and says that the ski patrol would come get me . . . in half an hour. Tempting as that sounded I decided to take a cab down. Within a few minutes one showed up and I was on my way down. The whole ordeal cost over $20. Live and learn.
On the 22nd we took a cab a few miles down to the Kakslauttanen Resort and moved into our glass igloo. Next to having a glass ceiling that covered most of the igloo, the second best part ...
... and is spread throughout the land like a beautifully iced cake. The snow sticks to the trees like the mock-frocked Christmas trees of south Texas. Such beauty.
We checked-in to the hotel and immediately went out for a nice, brisk walk and lunch. I had a beautiful goat cheese-stuffed chicken breast. The sauces that accompany many of the meals (so far) seem very complimentary to the meal. Sauces always ...
This evening we were going on a snowmobile safari! Our last chance to see the lights. We layered up, and went to the bar for a drink before dinner. Tonight we had vegetable soup as an entree, fish and vegetables in a mushroom sauce for our main, and a berry compote for dessert.
We walked outside to check the temperature while we waited for our transfer - minus 22! No wonder we were cold!
We all piled into the van which took us ...
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- Room service
- Free parking