Lapland Hotel Akashotelli
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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 ...
... pair wool socks
Thick pair wool socks
Our thick jackets
Our nice warm dungarees that we rented
Merino scarf and beanie or balaclava
Then when we go on the safari they also give us jumpsuits which go on top of all that so we really do look like the Michelin man, plus big boots and mittens and then a balaclava (or two) and a crash helmet with visor.
... was a lovely roaring fire and we had hot berry juice and cooked sausages over the fire. That warmed us up and then we went back outside to meet the dogs. Our guide introduced us to a wolf-dog who was quite friendly and she took him out of the pen so we could pat him. His coat was very thick and he was very big! He is like a mentor to the team he lives with, they look up to him like a father-figure. We then went to see a couple of ...
... David knows from the Sauna Club), came in to cook salmon traditional way, loimulohi. He took a couple of large wooden boards and covered them in tin foil, to which he then used wooden pegs to ‘nail’ an entire side of salmon to the board before being seasoned. The fire was built high and the salmon boards laid vertically with the fish facing the heat. It would take about an hour to ...
... very optimistic about this omen for the future.
The tin melting and deciphering had taken longer than we expected and it was 11:30pm. We intended to be down in the village, by the lake, where they were releasing Chinese Lanterns instead of the usual firework display. Maria and David took the ‘Sport’ kicksledge, the same one we had used earlier in the day. There was a difference now though. We were on a steeper hill and David had an open can of beer in his ...