Tag: Rovaniemi

Finland fascinates; winter activities thrill

I’ve been to Europe several times, but my recent trip to Finland was the first to a Nordic or Scandinavian country. I have lived most of my life in the Southwest of the U.S. and have little experience with winter activities, however several had been on my bucket list…such as...

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Day three in Rovaniemi

After my exciting "Winter on Wheels" activities, it was time to switch gears. First up was a visit to the Arktikum Museum, walking distance from downtown Rovaniemi. The Arktikum exhibitions take guests on an a journey of Finnish Lapland and its Arctic region, while providing a comprehensive look at its...

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Dinner in an igloo

I'm now in the northern part of Finland, in the Lapland capital of Rovaniemi, which is a community that apparently Santa Claus lives near.  As a matter of fact, the Hotel Santa Claus (where I'm staying) is said to have hosted the jolly man on more than one occasion. This...

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