Lapland Hotel Sirkantahti
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The holiday came to an end and although Manchester Airport had to close for one day while we were away due to snow, Kittila Airport stayed open the whole week even though we had had a metre of snow!! We boarded the plane in Kittila Airport and took off on an ice rink once again. Manchester, UK here we come!!
The end of a holiday of a lifetime. We were sad to leave the country of 'Lakes and Forests', but one day I know we will return for another Finnish ...
... direction, while helping ourselves to reindeer steak, reindeer sausage, roasted vegetables, jacket potatoes, mashed potatoes and garlic potatoes. It was quite a feast. Next came the pudding…pancakes with blueberries, my favourite. The meal was finished off with a nice cup of tea or coffee. It was a great night with a great atmosphere, what a great way to end the holiday.
Now it was time to ...
... not have doors fitted because the hotel is constantly sinking under the weight of the snow and if there was doors fitted the doors would not open and close due to the door frames moving. We were shown where we picked up our thermal sleeping bags and pillows from. There was a warm area in the permanent part of the hotel where we could go at any time for a cup of tea and a warm if it got too cold for us in the night. Before bed we frequented the very nice Ice Bar ...
Having been dropped off at our hotel after our magical night in the thermal glass igloo, we got kitted up and went back into Levi souvenir shopping. Thursday was a day of rest; we had no activities planned at all. We explored the ski slopes (from the bottom) took a load of photographs of the place, frequented more coffee shops and of course the Pannukakkutalo Pancake House for more pancakes. We also found a nice little cake and pastry shop that we just had to try called the Café and ...
... Unfortunately her mate in front was a really slow reindeer and Rudi's head was practically resting on the heads of the people on the sleigh in front of us. On occasion Rudi tried to overtake the sleigh in front, but luckily there was not enough room for her to squeeze by.
The trek was a 7km trek through the forests and over the frozen lakes of Levi. It was such a magical experience to drive our own sleigh, on our own, just us and the reindeer ...