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December 28, 2012

World’s Biggest Snow Castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve más grande 2012 / Château de neige le plus grand 2012

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In English:

World’s biggest Snow Castle in Kemi.

Every year the Snow Castle must be rebuilt. Actually the Snow Castle is not a castle, but much more. There is ice bar, restaurants, cabinets, chapel and snow hotel. Just outside the Snow Castle there is of course Cafe and the Souvenir-shop. To children it is offering a tube sleigh in addition to all what there is to be seen inside.

Let us see some statistics. The snow castle’s area is about 5300 m²/ 57048 ft². The amount of snow is 21000 m³ = 741608 ft³. That is about 2100 lorry loads. Tables and ice sculptures ice required more than 200 m³ / 7062 ft³ which were taken normally from the Bothnian Bay, but this year transported due to mild weather from Northern Lapland.

The average amount of couples who get married in the chapel of Snow Castle is about 20. Must be experience to get married there.

The Snow hotel has 18 doubles, two group rooms for five and of course a Honeymoon Suite in the Snow hotel. Inside temperature in these rooms is -5 ºC / 23 ºF. People are sleeping in arctic proven sleeping bags.

The theme of 2012 is sports, meaning mainly winter sports. Last four photos show snowy Kemi on my way to my hotel to take a Sauna bath.

En español:

El Castillo de Nieve más grande del mundo en Kemi.

Cada año, el Castillo de Nieve debe ser reconstruido. En realidad, el Castillo de Nieve no es sólo un castillo, pero mucho más. Hay un bar de hielo, restaurante, gabinetes, capilla y hotel de nieve. Justo al lade del castillo de nieve hay, por supuesto, café y la tienda de souvenirs. A los niños se está ofreciendo un tobogán de tubo, además de todos lo que hay que ver en el interior.

Vamoa a ver a algunas estadísticas. La zona de castillo de nieve es de unos 5.300 m² / 57,048 pies cuadrados. La cantidad de nieve es de 21000 metros cúbicos / 741.608 pies cúbicos. Eso es cerca de 2100 camiones cargados. Las tablas y esculturas de hielo requieren más de 200 m³ / 7,062 pies ³ que se tomaron de la bahía de Botnia normalmente, pero este año transportado por el clima templado del norte de Laponia.

La cantidad de los matrimonios en la capilla del castillo de nieve es aproximadamente20 parejas casadas. Debe ser una experiencia para casarse allí.

El hotel de nieve tiene 18 dobles, dos habitaciones para grupos de cinco y, por supuesto, una suite de luna de miel. Dentro de las habitaciones la temperatura es de -5 º C / 23 º F. La gente está durmiendo en sacos árcticas de dormir.

El tema de 2012 era deporte, es decir, principalmente los deportes de invierno. Los últimos cuatro fotos muestran Kemi nevoso en mi camino a mi hotel para tomar un baño de sauna.

En francais:

Le plus grand Château de Neige du monde á Kemi.

Chaque année, le château de neige doit être reconstruit. En fait, le château de neige, n’est pas un château seulement, mais beaucoup plus. Il ya un bar de glace, restaurant, cabines, la chapelle de l’hôtel de neige. Juste à l’extérieur du château de neige il ya bien sûr un Cafe et une boutique du souvenir. Pour les enfants, il offre un tube de glisse, en plus de tout cela ce qui doit être vu à l’intérieur.

Voyons quelques statistiques. La zone de château de neige est d’environ 5300 m² / 57048 m². La quantité de neige est de 21000 m³ = 741608 pi ³. C’est environ 2100 camions. Les tableaux et les sculptures de glace requéraient plus de 200 m³ / 7062 ft ³ qui ont été prises de la baie de Botnie, mais cette année, transporté en raison de températures clémentes de la Laponie du Nord.

Le montant moyen des couples qui se marient dans la chapelle du château de neige est d’environ 20. Doit être une expérience pour se marier là-bas.

L’hôtel de neige a 18 doubles, deux salles de groupes de cinq et bien sûr une suite nuptiale.La température à l’intérieur de ces chambres est de -5 º C / 23 º F. Les gens dorment dans des sacs de couchage de l’Arctique .

Le thème de 2012 était le sport, ce qui signifie sports d’hiver principalement. Les quatre derniers photos montrent Kemi enneigées sur mon chemin à mon hôtel pour prendre un bain de sauna.

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

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Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Snow castle 2012 / Castillo de nieve 2012 / Château de Neige 2012

Divider

All posts about Kemi / Todos los mensajes acerca Kemi / Tous les messages sur Kemi:

Snow castle 2013 / Castillo de Nieve 2013 / Château de Neige 2013 / Castelo de Neve 2013

Snow castle 2011 / Castillo de nieve 2011 / Château de Neige 2011

Snow castle 2009 / Castillo de nieve 2009 / Château de Neige 2009

Pink church of Kemi / Iglesia rosa de Kemi / Église rose de Kemi

Walk with me / Caminen conmigo / Promenez avec moi – Kemi

My video from Snow Castle 2012 / Mi video de Castillo de Nieve 2012 / Ma vidéo de château de neige 2012:

My video from Snow Castle 2013 / Mi video de Castillo de Nieve 2013 / Ma vidéo de château de neige 2013:

94 Comments »

  1. Is this in Helsinki ? Lovely photos of a place that is now on my bucket list of things to do before I die- sleep in a ice hotel.Thanks for posting, I enjoy learning about your country and culture.

    Comment by linnyjcreations — December 28, 2012 @ 09:04 | Reply

    • Hi Linny.

      Thank You leaving Your nice comment. No, it is not in Helsinki. The snow castle is situated quite near to the Arctic Circle in the small town called Kemi. When I visited it during years, I flew, twice I used night train from Helsinki and in next February in 2013, we plan to visit it by our car. Every winter it is rebuilt and presenting a new theme. The theme of 2013 will be Fantasy.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 28, 2012 @ 09:14 | Reply

  2. wow looks so cool🙂 pardon the pun! Great shots.

    Comment by Where's Wiwi? — December 28, 2012 @ 13:04 | Reply

    • Hi Olivia.

      Thank You visiting my post and leaving Your comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 28, 2012 @ 14:17 | Reply

  3. Beautiful photos!

    Comment by Travel Spirit — December 28, 2012 @ 14:20 | Reply

    • Hi Sherry.

      I am happy that my photos pleased You. Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 28, 2012 @ 14:21 | Reply

  4. beautiful, I have seen photos of it in various years – somehow though I didn’t know it was rebuilt every year I guess I thought it stayed cold enough to not melt🙂 thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Karen — December 28, 2012 @ 14:20 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Thank You. Well, the temperature nearby the Arctic Circle varies very much in summer. There are real summer temperatures in summer! The highest has been +30.6°C / 32.0ºF. When we visit there it was cold.

      My photos from the Arctic Circle at summer:

      Beyond the Arctic Circle.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 28, 2012 @ 14:42 | Reply

  5. What an interesting castle Thanks for sharing it’s awesome

    Comment by cocomino — December 28, 2012 @ 14:30 | Reply

    • Hi Cocomino.

      Thank You. It was nice that You did find it interesting.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 28, 2012 @ 14:49 | Reply

  6. What a beautiful structure! I like the sculptures and the chapel. It looks like the people are dressed in warm clothes🙂 Great post – thank you for this information!

    Comment by megtraveling — December 28, 2012 @ 15:05 | Reply

    • Hi Megtraveling.

      cold, yes indeed. Many tourists (groups) do not have their own winter clothes, so they can get them from some tour operators, so I think. Thank You commenting.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 28, 2012 @ 15:11 | Reply

  7. At the end of January, St. Paul, Minnesota, has their Winter Carnival with a snow castle but it truly is designed as a castle not an ice “complex” as you have presented! The sculptures/architecture is remarkable. I really have to admire the ingenuity of the creative spirit! Thank you for sharing……..hugs, Doreen

    Comment by treadlemusic — December 28, 2012 @ 15:07 | Reply

    • Hi Doreen.

      Thank You. There has been castle here also some year, but themes and architecture vary from a year to another. I thank You for Your info about snow castles there also.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 28, 2012 @ 15:15 | Reply

      • I did have a great day. Got some sewing done and managed a quick trip into our closest little town. The day began with a bit of snow that turned the roads into treacherous slides. Quite a few accidents but I made the trek without mishap. Winter is young yet…..and I am NOT! LOL!!!

        Comment by treadlemusic — December 29, 2012 @ 02:49 | Reply

        • I love the last sentence especially.🙂

          Comment by Sartenada — December 29, 2012 @ 14:40 | Reply

  8. I recognize the ship sailing into the yellow sunset! This looks like a fun trip and something to make winter time fun. The colored lights really make it interesting!

    Comment by Bondseye — December 28, 2012 @ 16:29 | Reply

    • Hello Lisa.

      So nice to read that You remembered that Votive ship from my post! Great indeed. Thank You for Your comment and visit.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 28, 2012 @ 17:09 | Reply

  9. Stunning! 2100 lorry loads of ice! Beautiful! And cold!
    This ice building reason enough for me to visit Finland in winter-time😉 – I would love to sleep here – and stay for a couple of days…. – must be an overwhelming experience!

    Comment by Truels — December 28, 2012 @ 17:03 | Reply

    • Hi Truels.

      Thank You. If You come some day, then make also a trip on an ice-breaker. Trips start from Kemi.

      Here:

      Sampo Arctic Ice-breaker cruises.

      It would be a dream trip to me!!!

      Happy Friday!

      P.S. We plan to visit the Snow Castle next February in the week number 7. Welcome to there at same time.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 28, 2012 @ 17:14 | Reply

      • Oh, I would love a trip on this ice-breaker too!
        Thanks for your tip about the Snow Castle – is it in Feb. 2013 – or 2014?
        Because Feb. ’13 it is not possible for me – but next winter I will seriously consider a trip to Finland!!!

        Comment by Truels — December 28, 2012 @ 17:34 | Reply

        • Yes, it is in 2013. Now my wife has time to participate also, so the visit will be her first one next February. 2014 is so far that I cannot promise, but let’s keep it in our minds! Thank You.

          Comment by Sartenada — December 28, 2012 @ 17:59 | Reply

  10. An amazing place. Wonderful pictures Matti.

    Comment by Chillbrook — December 28, 2012 @ 20:01 | Reply

    • Hi Chillbrook.

      Thank You. I am happy that You liked my pictures.

      Have a lovely week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 29, 2012 @ 12:41 | Reply

  11. Beautiful but so cold!

    Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 28, 2012 @ 20:52 | Reply

    • Hello Anneli.

      Thank You. I glad for Your visit and comment.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 29, 2012 @ 12:48 | Reply

  12. Now this puts my ice sculptures in York into perspective! Amazing…

    Comment by restlessjo — December 28, 2012 @ 22:32 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      Well, these are made by profs, remember it. I always appreciate people’s own art work as Yours.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 29, 2012 @ 12:53 | Reply

  13. Brrr… beautiful but it looks cold. I was glad to see the seats were not made of ice in the restaurant, that wouldn’t be too comfortable I think, and you’d probably stick to ice seats. The sculptures are amazing… there’s more detail than I expected and thought would be possible.
    As usual, some amazing photos, Thanks Matti!

    Comment by kiwidutch — December 29, 2012 @ 00:05 | Reply

    • Hi Kiwidutch.

      Thank You. Seats are made of ice, but every single one is covered by reindeer skins. They isolate the cold exceptionally well and are thus warm to sit on. Among other things, they are used in the reindeer-drawn sleigh rides!

      Have a great day!

      P.S. I made the correction which You noticed.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 29, 2012 @ 13:43 | Reply

  14. I have seen this famous snow castle on television, and I enjoyed the video and photos of your visit there. What an amazing place!

    Comment by Deb Platt — December 29, 2012 @ 01:04 | Reply

    • Hi Deb.

      Thank You. I am very glad that You saw my video. I think that in this special case video supplement my photos.

      Have a great week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 29, 2012 @ 13:55 | Reply

  15. What an awesome place! I loved your photos and would love to spend a night there! I really appreciate your photos!

    Comment by montucky — December 29, 2012 @ 04:35 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      Thank You. I guess that to spend a night there would be an experience that cannot ever forget.

      Happy Week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 29, 2012 @ 14:43 | Reply

  16. I’ve heard of this snow castle — everything about it is amazing. Your photos and the video are wonderful.

    Comment by seniorhiker — December 29, 2012 @ 05:17 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Thank You. I happy that You liked my video also.

      Have a great week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 29, 2012 @ 15:35 | Reply

  17. Wow! What an amazing place. The sculptures are stunning and the whole idea of an ice castle is amazing. My kids would just love it.

    Comment by surfnslide — December 29, 2012 @ 12:35 | Reply

    • Hi Surfnslide.

      Thank You commenting. Some year You might visit it with Your children. At the Arctic Circle they could meet also Santa.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 29, 2012 @ 15:38 | Reply

  18. Thank you for the tour of the ice castle🙂 Happy 2013!

    Comment by Paula — December 29, 2012 @ 17:28 | Reply

    • Hi Paula.

      Thank You for visiting my blog and leaving Your comment.

      Happy New Year to You and Yours also.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 30, 2012 @ 10:20 | Reply

  19. That was quite impressing! Thanks for your stunning photos, Matti!

    Best wishes and have a nice weekend!

    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — December 29, 2012 @ 23:07 | Reply

    • Guten morgen Michèle.

      Thank You. I am happy that You did like my photos from this snow castle.

      Herzliche Grüße!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 30, 2012 @ 10:27 | Reply

  20. That is amazing! I would love to go there.

    Comment by adaughterofthemanse — December 30, 2012 @ 16:36 | Reply

    • Hello Caty.

      Thank You visiting my blog and this post which I wanted to be the last one this year 2012.

      Happy New Year.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 31, 2012 @ 08:05 | Reply

  21. Una preciosidad de castillo y figuras de hielo. Aprovecho para desearte unas Felices Fiestas y Feliz Año Nuevo 2013

    Comment by trapatroles — December 31, 2012 @ 01:39 | Reply

    • Hola Ramón.

      Muchas gracias por tu visita y por tu comentario tan amable. Te deseo también Feliz Año Nuevo 2013.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 31, 2012 @ 08:24 | Reply

  22. I wish I could visit this place. I love it 🙂

    Comment by Northern Narratives — December 31, 2012 @ 23:43 | Reply

    • Hi Northern Narratives.

      So kindly commented. Thank You. Well, every winter it is waiting for You, every winter new themes and new “architecture”.

      I hope that 2013 is full of health and peace of heart.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 1, 2013 @ 09:07 | Reply

  23. very art-deco in the first photo!

    Comment by kam — January 1, 2013 @ 09:10 | Reply

    • Hi Kam.

      Thank You. You saw something which I did not see. Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Happy New Year 2013.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 1, 2013 @ 09:56 | Reply

      • You are welcome!!! Happy New Year to you too!!

        Comment by kam — January 2, 2013 @ 01:53 | Reply

  24. Wow! What a way to embrace Winter! The sculptures, particularly the has-reliefs on those walls are so beautiful. And I love that the chapel has its own wooden model ship hanging from the ceiling. The lights reflecting off and through the ice is so beautiful. What a wonderful journey you gave me! appy New Year, Matti!

    Comment by Heart To Harp — January 2, 2013 @ 05:41 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      Thank You. I appreciate Your comment very much and I am very happy that You liked my photos.

      Happy New Year.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 2, 2013 @ 08:45 | Reply

  25. Amazing pics, Looks fun to visit

    Comment by dabusstopshea — January 2, 2013 @ 22:39 | Reply

    • Hello Dabusstopshea.

      You are well come. Thank You.

      Have a great day.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2013 @ 08:29 | Reply

  26. Totally fascinating!

    Comment by Roberta — January 3, 2013 @ 04:29 | Reply

    • Hi Roberta.

      Thank You. I am very happy that You like this Snow Castle which is “history” now, but which will rebuilt with new themes this month.

      Have great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2013 @ 08:31 | Reply

  27. Wow! Just stunning!

    Comment by Madhu — January 3, 2013 @ 11:25 | Reply

    • Hello Madhu.

      Thank You leaving Your comment.

      Happy Thursday!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2013 @ 12:05 | Reply

      • And a Happy New Year to you Sartenada🙂

        Comment by Madhu — January 3, 2013 @ 12:10 | Reply

  28. So very unique, not to mention cold. I would love to see this, Sartenada!

    Comment by elisaruland — January 5, 2013 @ 09:21 | Reply

    • Hello Elisa.

      Thank You. Snow Castle is something which I love too. Well, cold, man has created cloths against it. Wearing layers of clothing is key words here. You are welcome to visit it.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 5, 2013 @ 13:52 | Reply

  29. How amazing Snow Castle! Thank you for the tour!

    Comment by Amy — January 7, 2013 @ 22:28 | Reply

    • Hi Amy.

      You are welcome! I feel very happy when reading Your comment. Thank You.

      Happy Tuesday!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 8, 2013 @ 08:39 | Reply

  30. Absolutely stunning!

    Excellent photos, well done!

    Comment by Tokeloshe — January 11, 2013 @ 17:27 | Reply

    • Hi Tokeloshe.

      I am really happy that You did see my photos from this castle.

      Thank You.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 11, 2013 @ 17:50 | Reply

  31. Reblogged this on Basement 30 and commented:
    This is amazing. A “castle” made out of snow that they rebuild every year! In Finland!

    Comment by Penny — January 14, 2013 @ 10:13 | Reply

  32. This is great! Thank you so much for sharing this winter wonderland with the desert-dwellers like me!🙂

    Comment by Penny — January 14, 2013 @ 10:15 | Reply

    • Penny.

      I am happy that You did like it. This winter we revisit it on Tuesday 12th in March.

      Have great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 14, 2013 @ 10:20 | Reply

  33. If I ever come to Finland, I will definitely visit the Snow Castle – it looks so amazing, and your pictures of it are stunning!

    Comment by luchaniktravel — January 16, 2013 @ 23:07 | Reply

    • Hello Davinder.

      Yes, it is amazing even in my eyes. I wait with eager to see this winter’s castle. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 17, 2013 @ 09:05 | Reply

  34. Oh wow! Now here is something that I would love to see! Thank you for recommending it!

    Comment by Ruhan Robinson — January 20, 2013 @ 17:46 | Reply

    • Hello Ruhan.

      Maybe You might consider some winter to visit the castle. Thank You commenting.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 21, 2013 @ 08:19 | Reply

  35. Wow! I’ve never seen–or even heard of–a snow castle. The photos are awesome! Thanks for posting.

    Comment by Sheryl Wright Stinchcum — January 21, 2013 @ 09:15 | Reply

    • Hi Sheryl.

      Well it was high time to hear about it. In Finland we have few things that people has never heard, like those old wooden historic Poor-man statues in my newest posts. Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 21, 2013 @ 09:21 | Reply

      • I had never heard of the Poor-man statues either until I viewed your blog. Finland is beautiful! I’ve never been to Finland, but your photography has made it come to life for me.

        I dreamed about a snow tunnel recently. I wonder if they exist? If snow tunnels are real, they probably exist in Finland. I live in a place where it only snows once or twice in winter, if at all. Eight inches of snow is considered a lot of snow in my area. I look forward to viewing more of your blog. Your photos are spectacular!

        Comment by Sheryl Wright Stinchcum — January 21, 2013 @ 09:34 | Reply

        • Hi Sheryl.

          Snow tunnels in nature do not exist in Finland. Besides, they are dangerous, because if they collapse, death calls. Every where a man is making snow castle or ice castle, they need support structures for safety. So it is also with World’s biggest Snow Castle which is made from ice and snow. People visiting it, they must be in safe, because the castle must last many months and during those months it snows many times. Thank You again commenting.

          Have a great day!

          Comment by Sartenada — January 21, 2013 @ 12:04 | Reply

  36. Wow – wonderful gallery and a fascinating place!

    Comment by The Retiring Sort — January 22, 2013 @ 16:45 | Reply

    • Hello The Retiring Sort.

      I appreciate Your comment very much and at same time I feel happy that You did check my post. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 23, 2013 @ 08:07 | Reply

  37. Absolutely spectacular!

    Comment by PiedType — January 24, 2013 @ 08:42 | Reply

    • Hello PiedType.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. I am happy that You did like my photos.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2013 @ 09:24 | Reply

  38. These are just fantastic photos and what a wondrous place. The carvings are beautiful and just think all of it is temporary. wonderful post.

    Comment by kareninhonolulu — March 13, 2013 @ 23:06 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Thank You Karen. Yes it is a pity that they are temporary. Happily man invented blogs where we can present them for visitors later.🙂 This year’s theme was fantasy and great art again. My post will be published sometimes in next December. On our trip to Finnish Lapland which we call Northern parts of Finland, we visited at Arctic Circle also. It was very positive experience after being there always in summer. My post will, be published in April or May.

      Here an example of my post in which Crazy Clay Art lasted only about two weeks and I was happy to shoot photos from them. This must to see Karen!

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2013 @ 08:21 | Reply

  39. Thanks for stopping by my Nova Scotia blog. We have an ice hotel in the province of Quebec. http://www.hoteldeglace-canada.com/ I would love to visit it one day. Before it melts …

    Comment by sybil — March 19, 2013 @ 21:48 | Reply

    • Hello Sybil.

      That is great news that also on other parts of our world people makes use of the snow and ice in winter. Our Snow castle is open (last day) April 7th, 2013. Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 20, 2013 @ 08:03 | Reply

  40. This looks like such a fun place to stay, my sons would love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog, which has led me to yours!🙂

    Comment by theamateurcamera — April 12, 2013 @ 23:02 | Reply

    • Hello Tracey.

      The place is indeed fantastic. My photos from this year will be published as late as in next December.

      Have a great week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 13, 2013 @ 08:50 | Reply

  41. ancora immagini e video eccezionali ne sono letteralmente affascinata!!!!
    grazie mille
    Ven

    Comment by ventisqueras — February 14, 2014 @ 08:16 | Reply

    • Hello Ven.

      I am really happy that You like my photos and the video which my wife took. Thank You commenting.

      Buona giornata!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 14, 2014 @ 08:37 | Reply

  42. Oh my God!! I was like “can you please take me there?” nice photographs though. I love those shoots.

    Comment by Vanessa Rose — July 8, 2014 @ 15:38 | Reply

    • Hello Vanessa.

      Very nice to read Your praising comment. Isn’t it “funny” that there are yet to be found unknown places in our world? Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 9, 2014 @ 07:17 | Reply

      • You’re welcome🙂 I haven’t seen and felt snow with my hands.😦 and I wanted to experience it soon.

        have a nice day too.🙂

        Comment by Vanessa Rose — July 9, 2014 @ 08:09 | Reply


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