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After leaving Kuopio we had a 520 klm drive to Rovaniemi.
Along the way we stopped at the picturesque university town of Oulu, situated on the Bothnian Bay. We then followed the shoreline as far as Kemi before heading inland to Rovaniemi.
On arriving at Rovaniemi we booked into our hotel and went looking for somewhere for dinner, …
A whole day to enjoy the capital of Finnish Lapland. For hundreds of years it was famous for exporting furs and salmon to the world's rich and poweful. Unfortunately, the town was totally destroyed during World War II. The new town was designed by Alvar Aalto in the shape of reindeer antlers.
2nd day in Rovaniemi started off with a local …
... taking advantage of the free coffee, Ben was also getting additional help on replacing the damaged brake pads. We were so grateful to these guys and thanked them repeatedly... We did have a pit stop during the day which was to Santa's official site on the Arctic circle. Although being august, we met up with the big fella who was as cheery as ever, impressed with our travels. We also saw his official post office where already there were a tone of letters from all ...
It's a very pretty part of the world so it would be hard to get this wrong, but after the beauty of our Helsinki experience, so far the Santa experience is feeling a little like a theme park. The girls, of course, are happy with this. The first thing we did when we arrived at Santa Village yesterday was go visit Santa, whose room was conveniently located through a door just next to the reception. Santa himself looked the part, but I don't think ...
... the 4 points. When the winds awoke they could not get out and pleaded with the shaman to free them. He did so on the condition that they would only blow one at a time and in their own season and from here on in life flourished in Lapland. Our time in the tent ended with him drawing points on our head with charcoal so when the time of our death came, we would return to Lapland as reindeer! The points on our head being where our antlers were to grow from!
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking