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 ...
... temperature outside had dropped to -20 degrees Celsius. We did not sleep a wink all night. At 4.30am we both got up and went for a warm and a cup of tea, then braved it back to our room. We both got up again at 6.30am and stayed in the warm area until 8am when we headed back to our room for our wakeup call with hot berry juice from the staff. The hot berry juice was a welcomed reminder that morning was now here and the ordeal was over. We packed up our bedding, returned ...
... hot chocolates and cakes. All in all a very relaxing day.
Tea time arrived and today we had tea in the Restaurant Ammila. This was a very lovely traditional Finnish Restaurant. Apparently Ammila means 'Grandma's Place' in Finnish. It was very homely and cosy. We had the buffet tea, but I cannot help but think I would have enjoyed something off the menu more. However, the pudding was delicious, I had two helpings!! We stayed here after our tea for some more cocktails before ...
... 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 ...