Tag: Utsjoki


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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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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