It was a real treat to be “gifted” a trip to visit the Finnish Lapland and I spent three days going from Helsinki-Rovaniemi-Kemi-Helsinki-Turku-Stockholm. It was a crazy busy schedule but I would do it all again in a heartbeat.
It was my first time exploring Finland and what better way to do it than to go up north. It was not so cold anymore and I was in fact quite overdressed. So if you are afraid of the cold, I would recommend you to visit in March!
Some of the highlights of my trip includes:
Getting a ride on a reindeer – I did not know that they could go so fast! In fact they were even faster than the huskies.
Riding a snowmobile – I somehow ended up going solo on the snowmobile but loved every minute of it. Riding on the frozen open sea is just exhilarating.
Ice Fishing – Well I am mostly proud of the fact that that hole you see right there was made by me. I had no luck with the fish but making the hole was a good workout in itself.
Or wait…did I catch one? Hahaha!
Floating in the Baltic Sea – Who would have thought that it is possible to float in the sea and not freeze to death?
And for my most favourite memory of all…Meeting Santa Claus.
I don’t even believe in Santa Claus but seeing him felt like a fairytale/childhood story come to life and I just felt…ridiculously happy.
This trip was really a trip like no other and I am pretty sure I would make my way back one day.
For a better overview of my trip, check out my new video on Youtube here:
Till the next time!