Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna
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Helsinki --> Ivalo
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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 ...
... tea and coffee while we ate our sausage and listened to what it was like to live in Ivalo and chase the lights for a living.
On our way back we stopped a few more times to gaze at the lights. We made it back in one piece, toes and all, got out of our gear and headed back to Kakslauttanen.
After being outside in the freezing cold for 4 hours, we all went straight to the bar for a nightcap and to try and warm ourselves up! When we had just ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking