Tag: Lapland


Snowmobiles, Campfires & Ice Fishing: Celebrating Easter in the Arctic Finland

Easter in Germany means different things to different people. The weather is mostly unpredictable. For all you know you could be doing your Easter egg hunt outdoors wearing shorts and a t-shirt or you might find yourself eating Easter dinner while watching a hail storm blowing outside. The Easter traditions vary depending on region, faith and even the people you’re celebrating with, but one thing...

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Winter driving: How to avoid crashing your rental car Travel

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of winter and while the views of a winter wonderland are enchanting, driving in winter conditions can be tricky. Drivers often face slippery roads, limited visibility, darkness and extreme cold but there are a few things you can do to stay save. During my time in Lapland this winter I have learned a lot about driving in...

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Everything you need to know about visiting the Arctic during Polar Night Travel

Can you imagine 52 days without sun? Neither could I! But after spending a few weeks in Finnish Lapland during polar night, I know it’s nothing like the vision I had in mind.  I’ve put together a handy little guide providing you with everything you need to know about the polar night to inspire you to visit the Arctic and experience this unique natural phenomenon....

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What to expect from a Northern Lights Photography Course Finland

My first week here in a small village called Utsjoki in Finnish Lapland was a memorable one to say the least. Not only did I begin my training as a tourist guide, but I also had the pleasure to take part in my very first Northern Lights Photography course…in Finnish. You love photography and would love to learn more about capturing the Northern Lights? Then...

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The Return to Lapland Finland

I’m in Finnish Lapland! Again?? This is my third time visiting one of the northernmost regions in Europe in just over a year and there is just no end in sight to my crazy love affair with this place. My passion for this winter wonderland however, is not the only reason I am here. My previous stay was aimed at learning more about the Sami...

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Snowshoeing in Lapland’s Wintry Wilderness Finland

I always thought I’m more of a spring and summer person, but when winter means snow, ice and aurora watching season, then there is no other season that gets me quite so excited. One of the reasons I love winter is because of the way it transforms the landscape. A cover of snow and ice crystals just makes everything look magical. The other reason I...

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Finnish Lapland – The perfect balance of nature and culture Finland

The plane was descending towards Ivalo airport and I suddenly felt ecstatic about the adventure ahead of me. I couldn’t quite believe that I had travelled 450km north of the Arctic Circle to see the Northern Lights and experience Lapland.  The view from the plane was incredible, nothing like I’d ever seen before. Half frozen rivers and lakes cutting through the vast landscape of the...

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Finland here I come: Preparation for the big adventure Finland

If you’re following me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter you will have seen the big announcement already.  Just a little more than a week and I will be heading to Finland, further North than I have ever been before. So where am I going and what will I be doing? I’m travelling to the Utsjoki, the most Northern community in the Finnish part of Lapland...

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