Lapland - Ice hotel, dog sledging &Northern lights

Trip Start Feb 16, 2008
Trip End Ongoing

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Had an amazing day today, went to see there fanous ice hotel in the day, which has a constant tempertaure of -5 degrees inside the rooms where you sleep and can drop as low as -8 when the outside temperature falls below -30. All of the ice is extracted from the river near by River Torne and the hotel only exists between December and April until it melts.
In the evening I went on husky dog sledging to learnt the art of 'mushing' and explored some of Europes last true wilderness deep into Lapland and stopped in a traditional Sami hut to experience some Lappish food.

After spending some time within the Artic region I was slightly disappointed not to have seen the Northern lights but on my way home, I took a long walking detour until about midnight in one last search and luckily I got to experience Aurora Borealis (the Northern Light) in it full beauty, admitedly not like you see in the pictures but enough to amaze. I perfect ending to an already brilliant day in Lapland.
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