Travel Blogs from Inari
... is a devil and to make matters worse the whole place is
soon hidden in a mass of mist.
Riding along now becomes a real nightmare. The road has a very thin
scattering of snow and in all this mist and falling snow its almost impossible
to see the road. Unlike most other roads in Norway this one for some reason does
not have snow poles.
With this road much of the time hugging cliff edges I have to take extreme
care and much of the time I find myself doing no more ...
Original Plan: for 02 Feb 201411:10 HEL to IVL (Ivalo) 12:50 AY465 S - - W T F S (1h 40m duration)
Actual: Arrived at Helsinki at about 08:30. Scheduled arrival time was 04:30
to catch flight AY559 which was suppose to depart at 07:30
The plane had to wait for us and departed at about 09:30
Arrived at Ivalo Airport after a stop over at Kittila.
Took some photographs and was rushed of to our next ...
... tea and coffee while we ate our sausage and listened to what it was like to live in Ivalo and chase the lights for a living.
On our way back we stopped a few more times to gaze at the lights. We made it back in one piece, toes and all, got out of our gear and headed back to Kakslauttanen.
After being outside in the freezing cold for 4 hours, we all went straight to the bar for a nightcap and to try and warm ourselves up! When we had just ...
... was the first to see a glow in the sky – the Northern Lights!! It was quite faint but could not be confused with a cloud as it was a perfectly cloudless night. Terry gave a couple of piercing whistles and a few minutes later a few of the other hotel guests came down to the lake having heard the alarm! It is hard to describe but it was beautiful and amazing, it changed so much, getting stronger, brighter, moving between west and east ...
... detouring. But I had to go there to catch a local bus up to Inari. Inari is well into the Arctic Circle & hopefully I'll get my first sightings of the Aurora. The bus trip took 6hrs, with probably only 2.5hrs of good light. As it's a local bus there were no stops for tourist areas. We drove past Santa's Village very quickly. It looked picturesque, pretty, cosy....& definetely not for me. With kids it'd be okay though, too bad I didn't have ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking