Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna,Rovaniemi
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Yes, he does live here. I met him today! Yesterday, we drove from Oulu. It only took a few hours, and was pretty easy going. We had a bit of rain, but it cleared by the time we arrived. We are staying in cabins at the foot of some ski runs & ski jumps, just a few ks out of town. Finland has been very flat until now. We visited the Arktikum which had exhibitions of Lapland and the Sami people, as well as the science ...
Another 6.30am wake up. Another long road trip to 5 kms south of the Arctic Circle at a town called Rovaniemi. It is the gateway to Lapland.
We were only one and a half hours into our journey yet about half of our bus company is asleep. One of our ladies who presents very well and was adorned with a fine neck of pearls this morning regally reclined her seat for a rest. It was not long before a gentle ...
... shop keeper and learned that Bombardier is the Rovaniemi's biggest employer. Mercedes and Porsche also have large test facilities here. It's all because of the quality and dependability of the snow here.
All goes as planned and I fly back to Helsinki, arriving at my hotel at 6:30 p.m. I got a bit lost and a woman who I asked directions from actually walked me the final three turns because she thought it was too tricky to describe. So nice! She was ...
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juices, scrambled and boiled eggs, frankfurts, meatballs, pasties, pastries, cereals, two types of homemade yoghurt, berries, nine varieties of bread and a multitude of spreads, pickled herring, salad, cheeses and hams, apple cake, chocolate donuts and caramel popcorn - that's what awaited us for breakfast this morning. The Finns sure know how to roll out the welcome mat! I've never seen such a huge spread. It's almost worth going back ...
... but nowhere near as colorful as yesterday. Rovaniemi claims to be the capital of Lapland and, while it is the largest city in the area, it has only a small Sami population and is on the fringe of the traditional area. It is better known for being the home Santa Claus due mainly to a very successful promotional effort. People come from all over Europe, especially at Christmas time, just as we go to Disneyland. We didn't ...