In Finland, the week 10 of the year is a holiday for schools and universities. Its called ski week because they are subtly trying to encourage people to go skiing. No, not really. I think it’s probably because it’s still snowy but more sunny and warmer – great for skiing.
I took advantage of this ski week and went to Lapland for 5 days. Fun times. I thought long and hard (about 3 seconds) about how I would blog about this. In the end, I settled on making some sort of a video blog. So, that’s what I have done and the next few posts will be video blogs of all the fun things we did there.
Just so you get an idea of what we did, here is an ever handy list. I’m going to put it in present tense, then you can just copy paste it for your bucket list:
walk on frozen sea
visit Santa Claus
make a quinzee
ice hole fishing
snow shoe “hiking” and using a GPS
donuts in Nuogram (Northern most point in the EU)
swim in the Arctic Ocean
cross country skiing
visiting a reindeer farm
riding in a reindeer sleigh
drive a snow mobile
drive a husky sleigh
and obv most nights there was sauna.
So, without further ado, here’s the first installment: