Wilderness cafes and ski trail cafes are a common in most of the touristy areas in Lapland. They are part of the skiing culture, which has long traditions in Finland.
Midwinter magic in pictures. Snow makes everything brighter and more elegant. Winter in Finland is beautiful.
Mrs Roosevelt started a trend: visit the Arctic Circle and Santa Claus village, although back then it was just a log cabin. And before that there was only a small pole marking the Arctic Circle.
Christmas and New Year in Saariselkä. I like my family's quiet Lapland visits in winter, but this year it was especially quiet.
Finland is not north enough; we need to go to the north of the north. Christmases in Lapland are lovely, but even they are changing.
Ambling through a snowy forest in Lapland in midwinter when sun doesn't rise above horizon.
HBO has copyrighted the phrase “Winter is coming”. How selfish is that? But then again, it seems like we do not really need that phrase as nowadays everyone seems to be just saying “Winter is late”.
It had been almost ten years since I was hiking in Lapland. Still, it feels like home.