Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

April 19, 2013

Arctic Circle in winter / Círculo Polar Ártico en invierno / Cercle Arctique en hiver / O Círculo Polar Ártico no inverno

In English::

Some of You might remember my post from last year (2012) when I visited on Arctic Circle in summer. Now it is time to present Arctic Circle in winter. How it is looking when there is cold and snow covers the landscape.

It was Wednesday 13 February 2013 in the morning when we left the town of Kemi where is World’s Biggest Snow Castle. The road from Kemi to Rovaniemi was icy and snowy because it has snowed a couple days ago which meant that the distance 117 km / 72 mi lasted about one hour and half. From Rovaniemi to the Arctic Circle the distance is 10 km / 6 mi so it took only few minutes.

This time we were not lucky with weather because no sun shine, but the snow was snow-white. Now You might ask in Your mind what we saw. Well, a lot of things, but most of all I loved to see reindeers.

En español::

Algunos de ustedes recordarán mi post del año pasado (2012), cuando visité el Círculo Polar Ártico en verano. Ahora es el momento de presentar Círculo Polar Ártico en invierno. Cómo es el paisaje cuando hay frío y la nieve cubriendo el paisaje.

Era miércoles 13 de febrero de 2013 por la mañana, cuando salimos de la ciudad de Kemi, donde esta situado el Castillo de nieve más grande del mundo. El camino de Kemi a Rovaniemi era helado y cubierto de nieve porque ha nevaba hace unos días lo que significa que la distancia de 117 km / 72 mi duró alrededor de una hora y media. Desde Rovaniemi en el Círculo Polar Ártico, la distancia es de 10 km / 6 millas duró unos minutos.

Esta vez no tuvimos suerte con el tiempo, porque no había luz del sol, pero la nieve era blanco puro. Ahora usted debería preguntar en vuestra mente lo que hemos visto. Bueno, muchas cosas, pero sobre todo me encantaba ver renos.

En francais::

Certains d’entre vous souvenez peut-être mon message de l’année dernièrer (2012), lors de notre visite au Cercle arctique en été. Maintenant, il est temps de présenter cercle polaire arctique en hiver. Comment il ressemblait en hiver quand il faisait froid et la neige recouvrait le paysage.

C’était Mercredi 13 Février 2013 dans le matin quand nous avons quitté la ville de Kemi, où est le Château de neige le plus grand du monde. La route de Kemi á Rovaniemi était glacial et neigeux, car il a neigé il y a quelques jours ce qui signifie que la distance de 117 km / 72 mi duré environ une heure et demie. De Rovaniemi jusqu’à cercle polaire arctique la distance est de 10 km / 6 mi minutes pour seulement quelques.

Cette fois, la météo nous n’a pas favorisé avec la lumière du soleil, car aucun éclat du soleil, mais la neige était tout blanc. Maintenant, vous pourriez demander dans votre menthe ce c’était ce que nous vimes. Eh bien, beaucoup de choses, mais j’ai aimé surtout á voir des rennes.

Em Português:

Resumo em Português:

O Círculo Polar Ártico é um lugar muito popular na Finlândia no inverno. O Papai Noel mora lá! Por exemplo há organizados os passeios de rena. Ele está situado a poucos quilômetros ao norte da cidade de Rovaniemi.

Arctic Circle in winter / Círculo Polar Ártico en invierno / Cercle Arctique en hiver

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Arctic Circle in winter / Círculo Polar Ártico en invierno / Cercle Arctique en hiver

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Arctic Circle in autumn

World’s Biggest Snow Castle

155 Comments »

  1. Wonderful winter photos!

    Comment by Cornelia Lohs — April 19, 2013 @ 07:05 | Reply

    • Guten morgen Cornelia.

      Thank You. You were quick! I am happy that You did like my photos.

      I wünsche ihnen einen schönen Freitag.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2013 @ 07:11 | Reply

  2. I enjoyed a lot this great collection of pictures. It’s an unknown world for me !

    Comment by 76sanfermo — April 19, 2013 @ 08:00 | Reply

    • Hi Anna.

      Thank You visiting Arctic Circle thru my photos. The place is visited in summer by many Italians also. Once, many years ago, there were parked “huge amount” of mobile homes from Italy. Some mobile homes continue generally to the North of Finland or to North Cape which You can see in my future post.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2013 @ 09:56 | Reply

  3. Brrr. I got goosebumps looking at these photos.

    Comment by wordsfromanneli — April 19, 2013 @ 08:09 | Reply

    • Hello Anneli.

      Maybe You mean that there was cold, I think. Maybe You noticed in two photos of mine next to the white reindeer that I had my winter jacket opened – I had warm!!!🙂

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2013 @ 10:05 | Reply

      • my toes got cold looking at this!

        Comment by betunada — April 19, 2013 @ 18:58 | Reply

        • Hello Betunada.

          Well, there is an excellent way in Finland to warm Your toes.🙂 Here:

          Finnish Sauna.

          I do not know what Sauna is in reality, because generally people has wrong notion of it. Thank You commenting.

          Happy Saturday!

          Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 11:47 | Reply

  4. Reindeer + snow = PURE MAGIC! I’d love to visit this place one day, Sartenada!

    Comment by Ginnie — April 19, 2013 @ 08:11 | Reply

    • Hi Ginnie.

      So nice to read Your comment that did find some magic in these photo. Thank You. It is known fact that people visiting in Lapland never forget it and some day they’ll return. That’s what we have done many times. Next time well’ visit in Lapland in the beginning of next September making road trip.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2013 @ 10:11 | Reply

  5. The reindeer shots were quite magical! Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by restlessjo — April 19, 2013 @ 08:44 | Reply

    • Hi Johanna.

      I am very glad that You did love reindeers in winter. Thank You commenting.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2013 @ 10:12 | Reply

  6. de très belles photos sous la neige sympa le rêne et le bonhomme de niege bises bon vendredi MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — April 19, 2013 @ 08:53 | Reply

    • Bonjour Toinon.

      Merci pour votre commentaire. Mon cœur se sent heureux en le lisant.

      Belle journée! Bisous.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2013 @ 10:17 | Reply

  7. a wonderful contrast to the summer. Thanks for sharing

    Comment by TBM — April 19, 2013 @ 11:05 | Reply

    • Hi TBM.

      Thank You leaving Your comment. Yes it is indeed, but not so frightening finally!

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2013 @ 12:19 | Reply

  8. I also was thinking “magical”, interesting that others were too. I really wanted to be there it looks like great fun. Is Santa Claus there? I loved the reindeer as well, they look quite tame. The snow is beautiful.

    Comment by Bondseye — April 19, 2013 @ 13:30 | Reply

    • Hello Lisa.

      Yes, Santa is there. He was working in his office and his working hours seemed to be short; because he had a 15 minutes lasting break in one hour. I am happy that You did like my post.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2013 @ 14:09 | Reply

  9. The pictures are beautiful! I’d like to visit Santa Claus Holiday Village (and gift shop) and see those reindeer too!

    Comment by megtraveling — April 19, 2013 @ 13:36 | Reply

    • Hi Megtraveling.

      Many people were in the same photo with Santa; it seemed to be very popular. Some made a ride in a sleigh pulled by a reindeer. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2013 @ 13:48 | Reply

  10. Wow, how beautiful there in the Arctic Circle. I love and miss snow so much.🙂

    Comment by catbirdinoman — April 19, 2013 @ 14:05 | Reply

    • Hello Catbirdinoman.

      Thank You for Your visit and leaving Your comment.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2013 @ 14:11 | Reply

  11. Wonderful photos of a wonderful place, Lap Land, its now on my list to visit….one day🙂

    Comment by blosslyn — April 19, 2013 @ 14:20 | Reply

    • Hi Lynne.

      You are welcome to “sniff” it’s magic. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2013 @ 14:27 | Reply

  12. Wow. Such beautiful photos! Thank you for taking us along.🙂

    Comment by Jennifer's Journal — April 19, 2013 @ 15:36 | Reply

    • Hello Jennifer.

      I am glad that my photos liked You. Thank You commenting.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 11:05 | Reply

  13. 1) Nice Creation
    2) Awesome Photography
    3) Great Enthusiasm.

    Always love to see your posts Sir…..Cheers!

    Comment by FON (Free Online News) — April 19, 2013 @ 16:17 | Reply

  14. Your soft and snowy photos could have been taken in Alaska, right down to the reindeer! The trees look the same, and we have a very similar Santa Claus Shop in a town called North Pole, which is close to Fairbanks, in the interior. The buildings there are not as beautiful as yours, though I have not been there in many, many years, so I couldn’t say for sure what it looks like now. The second photo from the top equals what I see when I look at the woods that surround our house. Thanks!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — April 19, 2013 @ 16:48 | Reply

    • Hi Marilyn.

      Thank You for Your interesting comment. The fact is that Santa Claus we / You cannot “affiliate”; he is worldwide known phenomena.🙂 The landscape in the second photos is very typical even here much further to the south. The most common species of trees in our forests are spruce, pine and birch.

      Arctic Circle in Finland is the gateway to the North. For example the distance from Arctic Circle to Nuorgam which is the northernmost point of Finland and the northernmost point of the European Union is 486 kilometers / 301 miles.

      Last Year I made a post from this village which was part of our road trip:

      Nuorgam, finlande.

      Have a great week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 11:29 | Reply

  15. Love the reindeer. Don’t get a chance to see them very often in a photo. Thanks for visiting and the like of my post “Hovering”.

    Comment by Iamrcc — April 19, 2013 @ 16:58 | Reply

    • Hello Lamrcc.

      Thank You for Your comment. I have a post from last year in which You can admire more:

      Reindeers.

      Have nice week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 11:36 | Reply

  16. Hi Sartenda,
    The Artic circle is not a place where everyone goes. I love it! Fabulous photos with so many interesting points of view.
    I would love to go there one day for a change.
    Cheers and thank you for visiting my blog!

    Comment by xpat92 — April 19, 2013 @ 17:09 | Reply

    • Hello xpat92.

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

      Have a great week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 11:38 | Reply

  17. What a beautiful white. I want to meet with Santa Clause. Thanks for sharing.🙂

    Comment by cocomino — April 19, 2013 @ 17:47 | Reply

    • Hi Cocomino.

      It was so nice that You visited on my blog and did found something interesting here. Welcome!

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 11:39 | Reply

  18. Fabulous post Matti! Beautiful pictures.🙂

    Comment by Chillbrook — April 19, 2013 @ 18:45 | Reply

    • Hi Chillbrook.

      Thank You. I am glad when reading that You did like my photos.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 11:42 | Reply

  19. ¡ que enteresante ! ¿ hay arboles norte del Círculo Polar ártico ? vd. fue muy cerca! gracias, R.B.

    Comment by betunada — April 19, 2013 @ 19:07 | Reply

  20. Love this post, Every pic is so beautiful!! Thank you so much.

    Comment by Amy — April 19, 2013 @ 19:13 | Reply

    • Hi Amy.

      Thank You very much for Your praising comment.

      Have a wonderful week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 11:56 | Reply

  21. The weather may not have been the best, but your photos are still marvelous. The snow on the trees (and on the ground) is beautiful. I also enjoyed seeing the reindeer as well. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

    Comment by seniorhiker — April 19, 2013 @ 20:12 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      What comes to the weather You are right. Previous day when I shot photos from World’s Biggest Snow Castle in Kemi, Sun was shining. I am glad That You did like my photos.

      Here is the Full HD video which my wife took at sunny Kemi previous day:

      My post from it will be on next December.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 12:01 | Reply

  22. It looks like a wonderful place to visit (I especially like the reindeer photographs) – thank you for sharing!

    Comment by Letizia — April 19, 2013 @ 20:31 | Reply

    • Hi Letizia.

      It is great place indeed. Welcome to visit it someday. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a nice week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 12:04 | Reply

  23. Wow, that is really something to see.

    Comment by patinaandcompany — April 19, 2013 @ 21:09 | Reply

    • Hello Patinaandcompany.

      Thank You visiting my blog and leaving Your comment here.

      Have a lovely week!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 12:49 | Reply

  24. What a unique place. Love the reindeer (I did notice the pelts of their less-alive friends are often in full view; but that’s just a part of life there I guess) and snow-covered trees are always so beautiful.

    Comment by hayley — April 19, 2013 @ 23:23 | Reply

    • Hello Hayley.

      So nice to read that my post pleased to You. Tank You leaving Your comment.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 12:07 | Reply

  25. I’m sooo glad you posted this! I bookmarked it right away! I am actually in the middle of planning a 3 day trip there for Late January/ Early February 2014. This made my day🙂 Happy travels!

    Comment by Jodi — April 19, 2013 @ 23:32 | Reply

    • Hi Jodi.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. Timing to come in Late January/ Early February 2014 is correct. I should prefer early February, because there are sunnier days than in January. If You visit at Arctic Circle, do not forget to visit at same time here:

      World’s Biggest Snow Castle.

      Have a great week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 12:12 | Reply

  26. I LOVE the pictures! Thanks a million for sharing!

    Comment by tiny lessons blog — April 20, 2013 @ 00:56 | Reply

    • Hi Tiny lessons.

      Thank You for your kind and praising comment. I am happy that You did love my photos.

      Have a lovely week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 12:13 | Reply

  27. I would love to go for a reindeer sled ride! All of the snowy scenes were so pretty.

    Comment by Deb Platt — April 20, 2013 @ 01:29 | Reply

    • Hi Deb.

      So nice that You love my photos. Thank You commenting.

      Have a nice week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 12:15 | Reply

  28. Those photos are breathtaking! So beautiful! The log buildings are so appropriate and the reindeer and sleighs are like a story book/fairy tale. Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs to you and your wife! Doreen

    Comment by treadlemusic — April 20, 2013 @ 01:45 | Reply

    • Hi Doreen.

      I am happy that You loved my photos. Thank You praising them in Your comment. BTW, next post is quilting post.

      Have a great week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 12:17 | Reply

      • I thoroughly enjoy all your posts (but really am looking forward to this next one! ) Hugs, Doreen

        Comment by treadlemusic — April 21, 2013 @ 02:10 | Reply

        • Nice to read it that You wait my new post, Doreen. To the next Friday. Hugs.

          Comment by Sartenada — April 21, 2013 @ 08:02 | Reply

  29. What a beautiful place! It looks like they welcome and celebrate winter and that makes everything so exciting. I can’t get over the snowy beauty! I also love the reindeer!

    Comment by montucky — April 20, 2013 @ 03:39 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      Thank You. Sometimes it might be refreshing to see winter photo after winter, I presume.🙂 There will two or three more presenting my new town.

      Have a great week-

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 12:20 | Reply

  30. Oh, Matti, this is going to be such a fun trip! I’ve never seen so much snow, or pictures taken so close to reindeer. Did your intrepid blue car have any trouble being so far north in winter?

    Comment by Heart To Harp — April 20, 2013 @ 04:28 | Reply

    • Hi Janet.

      Thank You for Your kind comment and making a question. Well, my little blue car worked great. At this photo I have been driving 106000km / 65865mi. It was 7 years and one month old. This photo is the last “official” photo from it, because I sold it. Sigh! It was great car having these properties: Sprint time: 0-62 mph or 0-100 km/h took 6.3 seconds / Max speed (limited): 250 km/h or 155 mph / Horse powers: 280 HP/206 kW / Torque 355 Nm / Number of gears: six ( 6 ) / Trunk: 500 liters / Number of doors: five ( 5 ).

      I bought a new car – BMW. Here are some specifications of it: BMW 535 touring Xdrive (4*4). Motor 3.0 liters. Power 313 hp / 230 kw, torque 630, Trunk: 590 liters. Sprint time: 0-62 mph or 0-100 km/h takes 5.5 seconds. It has 8 gears automatic and biturbo. Its consumption seems to be about 6.1 liters/100km. Opel had 8.1 liters/100km.

      Happy week-end!

      P.S. here are great photos presenting my Opel Vectra OPC around in Finland and Germany:

      My Blue car

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2013 @ 12:38 | Reply

      • I will look forward to seeing your new car in your future photos. I hope it takes you to as many beautiful and interesting places as your blue Opel.

        Comment by Heart To Harp — April 23, 2013 @ 04:33 | Reply

        • Hi Janet.

          Thank You. Surely it takes me to some nice places. I am sure that You’ll see photos in which it is before something interesting sight fulfilling the scenery.🙂 Maybe next Autumn when we start our short holiday in Lapland. Before it You can see my wife’s Opel which color is burgundy from 1993. She has it yet now although it is ten years old and its meter odometer has 156000km / 96934mi. Still going strong!

          So after a couple of weeks when presenting our road trip to Nordkapp in 2006.

          Have a great day!

          Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2013 @ 08:03 | Reply

          • Matti, your wife’s Opel is just a “spring chicken” as we say in the States. My 1998 Volvo wagon has 187,600 miles on the odometer, and thankfully is still going strong.

            Comment by Heart To Harp — April 26, 2013 @ 04:43 | Reply

            • Hi Janet.

              It is great amount of miles indeed. My hat off. Old Volvos are / were cars! You have to remember that here the winters are hard / cold and it causes problems. Anyways cars are individual. Here we speak from cars which are made on Fridays or Mondays meaning that their quality is poor. Happily we have had cars which are not made on those days!🙂

              Happy Friday!

              Comment by Sartenada — April 26, 2013 @ 07:07 | Reply

  31. Quel magnifique voyage vers le Cercle Arctique ! J’adore les couleurs que tu as su mêler à la neige, ces lampadaires spéciaux, les vestes brodées, le feu flamboyant dans la neige, la luge et la couverture rouge, les rênes qui ont l’air si paisibles… Une merveilleuse série photographique. Merci et bravo ! As-tu posté ta lettre au Père Noël ?😉

    Comment by Isabelle — April 20, 2013 @ 11:39 | Reply

    • Bonjour Isa.

      Je suis muet en lisant ton commentaire louant. Eh bien, je n’ai pas écrit au Père Noël, mais il connais aussi ma nouvelle adresse sûrement.

      Bon dimanche!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 21, 2013 @ 08:11 | Reply

  32. Outstanding!

    Comment by Roberta — April 20, 2013 @ 20:51 | Reply

    • Hello Roberta.

      Thank You leaving Your comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 21, 2013 @ 07:56 | Reply

  33. Hi Matti. Great to another view of the Finnish way of life and a glimpse into Santa’s world🙂

    Comment by surfnslide — April 20, 2013 @ 23:50 | Reply

    • Hi Andy.

      Thank You for Your kind words when commenting my post. There will one or two winter posts before summer from the area / town to which we moved last November. Maybe they open more to my visitors about our life in Finland.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 21, 2013 @ 07:59 | Reply

  34. Magical!!

    Comment by reneejohnsonwrites — April 21, 2013 @ 04:41 | Reply

    • Hello Renee.

      Thank You for Your visit and leaving Your comment. I am glad that You love my photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 21, 2013 @ 08:04 | Reply

  35. wow – those are some amazing photos! Stunning really! Thanks for sharing – I would love to go there!

    Comment by Anita Mac — April 21, 2013 @ 14:51 | Reply

    • Hi Anita.

      I am happy that You loved my photos. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great beginning of the week!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 22, 2013 @ 06:59 | Reply

  36. Very amazing journey, wow! the photos very fantastic! Thank you very much for visiting my blog

    Comment by campanulladellaanna — April 22, 2013 @ 22:34 | Reply

    • Hello Anna.

      How nice it was to read Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2013 @ 07:49 | Reply

  37. Your pictures are amazing! They are a delight to see, and they are definitely postcard type pictures – taken from a wonderful winter wonder-land – very “Christmassy” too. I love the reindeer pictures, the snowman pictures and the lanterns in the snow pictures – absolutely beautiful!

    Comment by luchaniktravel — April 23, 2013 @ 05:15 | Reply

    • Hello Davinder.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. Welcome to meet Santa and to make a reindeer sleigh ride!

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2013 @ 08:12 | Reply

  38. Beautiful pictures! This is a place I would love to visit!! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Comment by deeramirez2003 — April 23, 2013 @ 17:25 | Reply

    • Hello deeramirez2003.

      I am glad that that You did love my photos from this place. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2013 @ 17:47 | Reply

  39. How fun! I would love to photograph a reindeer.😉

    Comment by ruthincolorado — April 23, 2013 @ 18:24 | Reply

    • Hi Ruth.

      At the Arctic Circle they are easy to photograph, but in the nature they are very shy. When driving car in the North man must be careful, because they are running suddenly across roads “without any warnings”. Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      Have lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2013 @ 07:13 | Reply

  40. Wow its so white and beautiful! I can’t imagine walking through a place with all that snow. Are the reindeer as tame as they seem in your pictures?

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

    • Hello Rosanne.

      They are tame, but very shy. In the nature in Lapland man see them here and there, but they go to hide into the woods when seeing the human being. Normally they move in a flock and this means that if one reindeer is crossing the road, then there are coming more of them. So, when driving in the North man has to be careful and to observe both sides of the road actively. Thank You commenting and making a question.

      Happy Wednesday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2013 @ 07:22 | Reply

  41. Wonderful winter-white wonderland and great photographs! I like the reindeer, too, and what a tall snowman that is.

    Comment by Mary Gilmartin — April 23, 2013 @ 23:38 | Reply

    • Hi Mary.

      Thank You visiting my post and leaving Your nice comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2013 @ 07:24 | Reply

  42. Wow wonderful photo story. This is not a place I would ever think of going. You’ve made it seem not only beautiful but interesting.

    Comment by Penny — April 24, 2013 @ 14:55 | Reply

    • Hello Penny.

      Thank You for Your comment and opinion. Did You check how the same place is looking like in summer?

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2013 @ 15:10 | Reply

  43. Wonderful series from up far north, Matti.
    I’ll never forget your photos of Words biggest Snowcastle. A very special place, that I’ll love to visit!

    Comment by Truels — April 25, 2013 @ 01:01 | Reply

    • Hi Truels.

      Thank You. Yes, I never forget to mention it when I have opportunity. This winter my wife shot awesome videos from it. She is learning to shoot videos better and better. It was easy to me edit her shots; the only problem was what not to show, because material was more than enough. In this video You see me shooting photos which I’ll present in next December. If You someday visit Finland in winter, then Arctic Circle and Snow Castle “are must to visit”.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 25, 2013 @ 07:18 | Reply

  44. Stunning landscape, stunning photos! Amazing! Thank you for sharing🙂

    Comment by somestupidusername — August 8, 2013 @ 12:34 | Reply

    • You are welcome Somestupidusername.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 8, 2013 @ 13:37 | Reply

  45. Now THAT is an amazing Christmas village!

    Comment by Kat at travelgardeneat — December 17, 2013 @ 04:35 | Reply

    • Hi Kat.

      Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 17, 2013 @ 08:50 | Reply

  46. nice! so many winter photo!🙂

    Comment by Travelgraphy — May 16, 2014 @ 12:59 | Reply

    • Hi Travelgraphy.

      Thank You checking my post and leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 16, 2014 @ 13:05 | Reply

  47. These are wonderful! I’ve always wanted to visit your world–Scandinavia and Finland and the Arctic–and these photos really intrigue me. The reindeer are so handsome!

    Comment by KerryCan — June 24, 2014 @ 12:21 | Reply

    • Hi Kerry.

      I am really glad that You loved my post and its photos. Thank You very much leaving Your praising comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 24, 2014 @ 12:25 | Reply

  48. So pretty. Really reminds me of Canada. I especially like the reindeer.:)

    Comment by Sue Slaght — July 10, 2014 @ 14:37 | Reply

    • Hi Sue.

      Thank You. I am happy that You loved my photos. I have visited thrice in Toronto at New year, so I got a small idea about Your gorgeous country. In Finland we have in winter something which is not found in Canada and it is:

      World’s Biggest Snow Castle.

      Have a nice day.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 11, 2014 @ 07:39 | Reply

      • The carvings in the snow castle are astounding. What an amazing place! Thank you for sharing it here.
        Glad to hear that you have visited Canada. I hope another time you can head west and enjoy the Rocky Mountains in our backyard.🙂

        Comment by Sue Slaght — July 11, 2014 @ 14:20 | Reply

        • Hello Sue.

          I forgot to say that in 1992 we made the bus trip to Niagara Falls (Canadian side). Gorgeous trip! We still have a photo from us together by the Niagara in out book self. Rockies sound really great, maybe, maybe. We have hiked in Lapland (Northernmost part of Finland) few times. All the winter I presented our road trip (13 posts) North of the Arctic Circle. Someday if You have time, then check our road trip in Lapland; it gives excellent info about Lapland and about as. In the first part there are huge road Icons, maybe unique in the world for example. Do You hike? We make daily hikes only, not overnight.

          Have a great coming weekend!

          Comment by Sartenada — July 11, 2014 @ 14:35 | Reply

          • Thanks for sharing. Yes we do hike and have done some overnight trips but mainly day trips. We have been to Niagara Falls as well. Really tremendous. Wishing you a great weekend as well.

            Comment by Sue Slaght — July 11, 2014 @ 14:44 | Reply

  49. Salut, Sartenada! Comment ça va?

    Agradeço de coração por compartilhar o link. São fotos muito lindas! Apesar do frio – brasileiros, você sabe, não gostam muito de frio🙂 é um lugar que vale a pena conhecer!!!

    Agora, estou em “maus lençóis” (em uma situação difícil), meus filhos querem viajar imediatamente para conhecer esse lugar fantástico!

    Grande abraço e nunca pare de publicar suas fotos!!! Ok?

    Comment by Josenilton — July 17, 2014 @ 14:09 | Reply

    • Oí José.

      Estou bem, obrigado e você.

      Estou muito feliz pelo seu comentário. Eu entendo muito bem que o frio significa para você. Quando você tem o verão, temos inverno. Você também deve saber que no verão aqui, no Norte, não há noites, o sol nunca se põe. No inverno, no Norte, o dia dura apenas um par de horas e de longe para o Norte, ou o sol nunca se levanta. A escuridão não é mesmo tipo do que no Brasil, é mais clara e crepúscula.

      Eu vivo muito no Sul na cidade chamada Mikkeli. É a cidade pequena e bonita. Nossa casa é perto do lago chamado Saimaa, só a poucos metros dele. No inverno, andamos sobre o lago congelado. Muitas pessoas esquiar e fazem outras coisas.

      Neste post você pode ver a nossa casa e os divertimentos de inverno no lago congelado. Uma vez mais fotos de inverno. Há um par de fotos de mim também:

      Andando sobre o lago congelado.

      Eu tinha medo que você está cansado de ver minhas as fotos da Finlândia! Assim eu posso mostrar a você mais “maravilhas” da minha Finlândia. Eu acho que você vai gostar também as minhas fotos de verão. Talvez na próxima vez eu vou mostrar para você algo brasileiro na Finlândia.

      Um grande abraço. Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 18, 2014 @ 07:13 | Reply

  50. Beautiful photos! Reindeers?! Wow! 🙂

    Comment by Philip Chin — August 26, 2014 @ 18:42 | Reply

    • Hello Philip.

      In Lapland reindeers roam freely here and there. If You read this answer and have time, then look at my post from last year when we made road trip in autumn:

      North of Arctic Circle3.

      In this post You see reindeer freely roaming and small video by my wife presenting reindeer. You’ll enjoy it.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 27, 2014 @ 07:37 | Reply

  51. Wow it is beautiful, you photos came out very well despite the white snow and no sun. I love the Reindeer the best. I see they have the same beaded decorations.

    Comment by Tokeloshe — October 15, 2014 @ 22:38 | Reply

    • Hello Linda.

      This is one of my personal favorite post. In my mind it is presenting the Arctic Circle as man can imagine in dreams. Thank You.

      Have nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 16, 2014 @ 07:11 | Reply

  52. I know I’ve already commented on these marvelous pics ! I can’t but telling you again how much I appreciated your post!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — October 15, 2014 @ 23:37 | Reply

  53. Stunning Sartenada❤
    These photographs seems taken from the Disney Movie Frozen❤
    Excellent post… Best wishes to you, always, Aquileana😛

    Comment by Aquileana — October 31, 2014 @ 09:00 | Reply

    • Hello Aquileana.

      Thank You commenting my absolutely most favorite place in in winter in Finland. In next February I’ll visit again there. I wish that the weather would be nice for outside photos, inside it does not matter.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 31, 2014 @ 13:57 | Reply

  54. Excellent Post. Nice place. (Y)

    Comment by jorgejugo — December 9, 2014 @ 05:47 | Reply

    • Hello Jorge.

      The Place is especially cool in winter, but also worth for a visit in summer or in autumn. Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 9, 2014 @ 08:37 | Reply

      • Hi Sartenada. Thanks for your comment. Good to know that. Hope I have the opportunity to go there some day. Have a nice day too!

        Comment by jorgejugo — December 9, 2014 @ 21:21 | Reply

  55. Talk about a fantastic winter wonderland!

    It looks like a whole different world, “frozen in time” literally.

    Gorgeous captures🙂

    Comment by traveller soul — December 11, 2014 @ 21:31 | Reply

    • Hello Traveller soul.

      I am so happy that You loved my photos and post. Every time when we make a road trip beyond the Arctic Circle, our aim to stop at this Place. Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 12, 2014 @ 08:14 | Reply

  56. Que fotos maravilhosas! Belas imagens de inverno! Just loved!

    Comment by claudialasetzki — December 16, 2014 @ 10:32 | Reply

    • Olá Claudia.

      Obrigado pelo seu comentário! É o meu lugar favorito em Lapland.

      Tenha um dia maravilhoso!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 16, 2014 @ 11:03 | Reply

  57. Yes got it !! so now I know the real address of Father Christmas

    Comment by Bernieshoot — December 17, 2014 @ 20:00 | Reply

    • Hello Bernard.

      So, now You where to find Santa. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 18, 2014 @ 10:47 | Reply

  58. I went to Lapland this January 2015. I didn’t know what to expect before the trip and hence was surprised by the array of activities we could do in winter. The scenery, the food, the husky safari, the reindeer ride, snow mobile safari, the self-drive in winter landscape are all marvellous. I hope I could have better captured the scenery with a better camera, liked yours. Finland, I will be back !

    Comment by Kimberley Kwek — April 13, 2015 @ 10:15 | Reply

    • Hello Kimberley.

      Thank You commenting this post. Lapland is beautiful in autumn. We love hike in Lapland on its Arctic Hills. What is best is to hike among reindeers there!

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 13, 2015 @ 12:13 | Reply

  59. Yes, it is a very different Winter Wonderland from the one we saw on the north coast of Norway, Matti. I think it is generally warmer there because the shores are warmed by the gulf stream, and of course this year there was very little snow. This is a different kind of beautiful.

    Comment by Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers — April 21, 2015 @ 20:28 | Reply

    • Hello Janice.

      Thank You. The Gulf Streams warms whole Scandinavia!!! It is one of Basic thongs which is theaced in our school. In summer even our northernmost region is “warm”. On the contrary winds coming “direct” from the North Pole or better from the Arctic Ocean brings cold sometimes to the Southernmost part of Finland.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 22, 2015 @ 10:33 | Reply

  60. Now I know where Santa is at home🙂 – love the reindeer – magical environment in winter, reminds me of the parks around moscow in December – I guess I visit odd places at odd times of the year, it’s the best time to really feel the inhabitants though

    Comment by polianthus — July 8, 2015 @ 14:19 | Reply

    • You have made great choices when selecting odd places and seasons.🙂 Thank You commenting.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 8, 2015 @ 14:24 | Reply

      • highly recommend Moscow in the winter -something special about being out in – 30 °C among the locals and having a cold vodka and a shahslik – !

        Comment by polianthus — July 8, 2015 @ 14:49 | Reply

        • Hello Pollanthus.

          In Finland – 30 °C is normal in winter. Cold is only matter of clothing. In my hometown, one winter fun is to walk on ice of frozen lake:

          Walking on frozen lake.

          Have a great day!

          Comment by Sartenada — July 9, 2015 @ 07:20 | Reply

  61. This is by far one of the best vacations I’ve ever seen or heard of. I would love to go to the Arctic Circle!

    Comment by alyssaacree — August 20, 2015 @ 07:44 | Reply

    • Hi Alyssaacree.

      How nice comment. Thank You. You are welcome.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 20, 2015 @ 13:43 | Reply

  62. Hi, what a lovely post! I’m rather jealous of all the snow.

    Comment by thestarter1978 — November 16, 2015 @ 14:25 | Reply

    • Hi Julia.

      Oh, that was so nice to read Your comment. The best place is very near to the Arctic Circle, is snow castle in Kemi.

      World’s Biggest Snow Castle.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 16, 2015 @ 14:41 | Reply

  63. It looks wonderful!

    Comment by Tanja — November 17, 2015 @ 15:27 | Reply

    • Hi Tanja.

      Thank You. At the Arctic Circle, You could meet Santa Claus whether is winter or summer, except one day-on Christmas Eve. Then Santa is busy, because he distributes gifs for all children in the world.

      In Finland Santa meets personally children, meaning that he visits every home, he talks, sings, plays and dance with kind children. This way every children has personal touch with Santa. Think, how happy they are when meeting Santa live at their home. This means memories for years.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 18, 2015 @ 08:52 | Reply

  64. Wow, this is summer time?

    Comment by leannenz — February 21, 2016 @ 10:23 | Reply

    • Hi Leanne.

      This is winter. Summer in is “warm”. Best time for a visit in summer are June, July and August. To experience Midnight sun is awesome and in Lapland, Northernmost place in Finland it is possible. When we made road trip we had bad luck, because the temperature was only +9 centigrade, few days later about +25 centigrade and this happened in August.

      Our Lapland is at its most beautiful in Autumn, the beginning of September, because the ground is reddish.

      Comment by Sartenada — February 21, 2016 @ 11:50 | Reply

  65. ¡Preciosas imágenes invernales!

    Comment by El Caldero de Nimue — May 27, 2016 @ 13:05 | Reply

    • Hola El Caldero de Nimue.

      Me alegro de que te gusten mis fotos. Muchas gracias🙂

      Comment by Sartenada — May 27, 2016 @ 13:50 | Reply

  66. Beautiful photos

    Comment by Miriam — July 5, 2016 @ 14:20 | Reply

    • Hello Miriam.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. This place is worth for a visit even in summer and children can meet Santa there then. Finland is winter Wonderland. Very near to the Arctic Circle, there is:

      World’s Biggest Snow Castle.

      It is rebuild every winter having every winter a new theme. Visitors come around the world.

      Thank You commenting.

      Have a nice

      Comment by Sartenada — July 6, 2016 @ 07:30 | Reply

  67. Beautiful photos!

    Comment by tysonhugie — November 8, 2016 @ 15:08 | Reply

    • Hello tysonhugie.

      Thank You. You have a great blog.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2016 @ 15:11 | Reply

  68. Your photos are beautiful, it looks straight from some Disney movie. A dream come true kinds!!! It’s a wonderful feeling even going through your blog, can’t imagine the thrill to be personally visiting this place. It’s definitely in my to visit list now.

    Comment by ashjeetblog — November 24, 2016 @ 08:47 | Reply

    • Hello jyotsna.ash.

      I am glad that You loved my post and it photos. This place is near to the town of Rovaniemi with good connections. Best time for a visit is February and March. Best time to visit World’s biggest snow castle is February. Personally I visit there mid-February. Thank You for Your lovely comment.

      Happy and safe travels!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 24, 2016 @ 11:32 | Reply


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