A Weekend in Lapland

After a few years of “separation” with winter Lapland, I got this time a chance to join my parents trip to Saariselkä, a ski resort in the northern Finland quite familiar to us. Although the trees were not covered with loads of snow anymore and the sun barely shone this time, experiencing tranquility of the Lapland was as great as ever. I skiied cross-country three days and enjoyed every kilometer. We even saw the magical Aurora Borealis every night:

Aurora Borealis in Saariselkä, Lapland

(photo by dad)

I took some video before accidentally dropping the camera on day two… so not much to show but I hope it’ll serve as a nice memory. Here’s few clips quickly put together:

If you want to visit Saariselkä, then flying from Helsinki to Ivalo is quite good option (Norwegian, Finnair). 90 minute flight or the whole day in a car/train are pretty much the options.


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