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Hotel Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7.00-10.00, But they actual begin to have things to it from 04:45 onwards. So we did not miss out breakfast.
06:15 Walk to bus stop
06:45 Departure from Rovaniemi, Aallonkatu bus stop.
09:00 Sampo Cruise
13:15 SnowCastle Tour
14:30 Depart Kemi
18:30 Had dinner at Xiang Long again
... and there was a bit of consternation when we were presented with a Skoda Octavia estate but we were assured that it was better for us, with more luggage capacity and in this, we have no complaints, it has taken everything, including quite a lot of booze as we intend having aperitifs and even nightcaps in our rooms, to save paying the astronomical prices in hotel bars (common or garden wine with dinner costs €40 ...
... want to count on it having toilets on board. Got as far as the bus station office - only to realise it was open! I didn't exactly yahoo across that great big area of tarmac - but I think they all must have guessed something by my demeanor! There was a rush on the cafe and the loos. That's where I got the bus timetable - from that office - so I've copied it and included both directions in my photos. It's really hard to get info about this ...
... t driving!
I was able to check my luggage in for my evening flight early so I could get a Taksi to Santa's Village. It is more Disneyland than Lapland, & very touristy (almost tacky), but Santa's Post Office is really cool. They have letters which have been sent from Children around the world as it is Santa's offical address. Any letters sent from there have the special Santa postmark.
Santa's Office, on the ...
... people in the bar and the bartender looked at us like we were crazy….they showed up about 20 minutes later. We went outside on the deck and talked. I had a pear cider. It was really good, although sweet. We then sang karaoke…..very badly…at least we sang in a group, not solo, or I wouldn’t have done it. We sang off and on for about 2.5 hours. There weren’t many people out, maybe a max of 20 people in the bar at a time. We got two Finnish ladies to sing ...