Lapland Hotel Sirkantahti
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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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 ...
Another "early start" as we had to be at PerheSafarit for another snowmobile safari. This time we do we are doing the 60km / 3 hour trip to Swanshore, a Private property with a Laplander hut where we will have soup for lunch.
There were 8 people on 6 snowmobiles plus two guides. We took a different route to the one we did on Wednesday and it was not so cold today, only about -20 in Levi meaning -30 out in the wilderness instead of -30 and ...
... Chang had ice spraying all over his feet operating the brake so they got quite cold too and his hands were cold holding on for dear life to the sled but it was a wonderful experience. Just the swish of the sled on the ice. The dogs had stopped barking and were just running, sometimes snapping at the snow as they went past. They are purebred Siberian Huskies and actually not as big as you might think but wiry and strong. They do ...
... By now the sun is long gone and the light is very blue. It is snowing a little, not heavy, just lightly and it is a lot warmer than the last few days. Only about -17 now. We dontīt even need our faces covered any more, amazing how much difference it makes from -30 to -17. The next few days are forecast to be warmer so we will probably shed a layer and not cover our faces.
We adjourned to a pub ...
... that it does get better so maybe another evening we may be lucky and witness it again.
There were lots of Russians down there, they seem to travel in large groups. Eventually the swirling clouds faded away and as by now we were starting to get cold feet and hands, we left and walked back to the cottage. The temperature was about -30 in Levi centre so it could have been 5-10 degrees colder at the lake. Brrrrrrr.