Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna
Travel Blogs from Saariselka
Helsinki --> Ivalo
We're on our way to Lapland!
Got up early this morning (Paul at 5 and me at 6) and we just had to go outside for breakfast. A brisk walk across the street at 7:30am still in the darkness. We had a wonderful breakfast buffet, Finnish style. Some very hearty and tasty breads; an earthy oatmeal with local honey …
... her left hand. Apparently she was not the only one. The hotel arranged a taxi for us and 4 of us (to injured females with their husbands) was taken by the taxi to the Ivalo Hospital. It was then already about 17:00 and the X-ray operator has already gone home. After waiting for a while, the patients were examined and was requested to return the following day for the X-ray. We all decided that it could be a waste of time and ...
... bumpy ride. It seems that the dogs just love to run and they are all very friendly.
On the way back to the farm, Serene took over as driver. When entering the farm compound, the guide help Serene to make a left turn, but she lost her balance and fell to the right and bumped her head on the ground. All the while I was enjoying myself sitting on the sledge.
The staff was worried and had her examined by an ambulance paramedic staff. We finally decided that everything ...
... it was toasty warm despite the very cold temps outside. We got into a pattern of sauna before drinks before dinner before bedtime. It was great waking up in the middle of the night and looking up to sometimes see bright stars and other times when it was cloudy to just view the beautiful snow-covered trees. On the second night we awoke at about 3am and Paul decided to walk out and see if he could detect any northern lights. He came back quite excited and we ...
... starting point for our safari. We were suited up with all the gear to keep us warm, as well as the layers we were already wearing - 4 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of trousers, 3 long-sleeve tops, my big jacket, overalls over all of that, snow boots, balaclava, slow gloves, mittens and a helmet!
We had a quick demo of how to drive the snowmobiles and then we were off in convoy. We were the last ones in line, and I could tell that John really wanted to let ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking