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... an extensive trail system right behind my cabin. The temperature high today has slipped to minus 18 degrees. I'll be fine as long as I keep moving. The track-set trail weaves between snow laden pines and climbs to a high point overlooking the surrounding forested landscape.
It still surprises me at how early the sun sets but it does paint this white world with a stunning golden light.
Cup of noodles was the centrepiece ...
... I was glad that I wasn't sitting in the front.
waiting for ages afterwards. The toddler in our group was getting
really cold so we had to wait until our guide had organised for
someone to pick them up and take them back to town.
helmet and balaclava outside. My balaclava must have gotten a bit
damp from my breath because the part that goes over your nose and
mouth was frozen ...
... a lot of ‘stuffed this and that’s!’. One stuffed this or was it that, was an Elk. I knew that they are big animals but they are very big. Also I was able to clarify that the Elk and the Moose are one and the same, give or take a tweak of genetic differences due to separation post the ice-age. Here is an URL taken from a Swedish site that goes into detail
... me I couldn't do it via email. So after the phone call, I then had to spell out my email address ever so slowly so that they could email the tickets!! The sleeper compartment cost 60,58 Euro ($79.49 on my Visa card).
The express 274 went through to Helsinki, so we had to change at Tampere at 5.48. There was just a few minutes wait, then we were on the express 904 to Turku and then on to Turku Satama (the port). Just a short walk to the ferry.
The 2nd day, we set off at 445am in the morning to catch the 530am bus from the Ivalo Bus Terminal for Rovaniemi. The 530am slot is only available exclusively on Saturdays, which is ideal for us because the ride is 4 hours long. We wanted to get to the Santa Claus Village as early as possible so that we can spend the entire day at the village.
But as it turned ...