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... hour on the train. We were called in by the crew, saying that we would be taken back to the last stop and then transferred by bus. But, the train has just now started to move. The wrong direction, but hey, it feels like progress after all this. It's experiences like this that bring people together. Hahahajajajajajajah. I gotta say, Hawaii would be a lot more temperate right now. And pleasant, of course. Who talked me into taking this ...
... on this town of Kiruna I found out that the reason the station has been moved is due to the fact that the mines want to start mining the area. Apparently its not only the station that is moving but the whole town is to be knocked down and rebuilt a few miles away.
Tomorrow's plan is to head for Norway and get to the town of Svolvaer and board the ferry to Bergen. This cruise takes 3 days and so I should have plenty time to relax an get some happy sleep.
... it is working (hopefully is and that I get some photos from it). At least I can get more photos of the Ice Hotel as I have a couple more memory cards with me.
I will sign off now so I can get more photos of the hotel before getting ready to sleep in my ice room.
12th December 2013.
Ice Hotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden (Kaamos / Warm Room).
Survived the night in the Ice Room and ...
... ve ever experienced and a surprisingly good night sleep. There was just the one mad dash across the snow to the warm toilets at dawn, and then the welcoming sight of our hostess bringing us warm lingonberry as a wake up.
It was an early start as we had a date with some dogs that morning, sledding through the forest with eight huskies under our sole control. You've never heard noise like it while the excited pups were getting ready to go ...
... lake; the temperature in the lake is around 0 degrees! You need to add your own fire to the wood stove which is pretty cool. C manages to stay in the ice hole for up to 15 seconds, which is very impressive. After a sauna we were relaxed and ready to walk back to our cabin. The owner told us it is 1 km away. After walking more than 1 km in the dark on a dangerous road C refuses to walk any further and forces me to go back to the camp, find the staff and get ...