Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

January 18, 2017

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Filed under: All snow & ice pics,Beautiful Finland,Towns-Kemi,Travel in Finland,Vacations-Finland,Winter fun,Winter photos,World’s biggest,world’s largest — Sartenada @ 07:58
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In English:

The best Snow Castle photos along the years.

World’s biggest Snow Castle situates in the town of Kemi. The distance between Helsinki and Kemi is 712 km / 442.4 mi. The Distance from the Arctic Circle is 125 km / 77. Flying from Helsinki takes 1 hour 30 minutes, which means that if You are in hurry, flying makes it possible to visit the Snow Castle in one day, whereas by train it takes about 7 hours.

Snow Castle, what it is? It is a castle made of snow and every winter it must be rebuilt and every year it has a new theme. Inside there is Snow Restaurant, Ice Bar, Snow Chapel and Snow Hotel. Many tourists love to sleep in Snow Hotel due to gorgeous experience; others come to get married in Snow chapel. Best time for a visit, in my opinion, is from February to the beginning of March. Best time to shoot photos, is at twilight (In February sunset is about 4:30 pm) and after the sunset in the dark.

Year 2017 brings huge changes for this awesome winter destination. Snow Castles move to a new area, to the center by the sea, which means better and new possibilities. For example new Seaside Glass Villas for watching Northern Lights. Each Glass Villa’s size is 21m² and they have small kitchen and bedroom. The theme of the year 2017 is Finland 100 years. More detailed in Visit Kemi.

Personally, I love to stroll inside the castle, admire ice, snow sculptures and to peep inside Snow Hotel rooms. Ice and snow sculptures are gorgeous and they tell stories about the theme of the year. Later cafeteria invites me to enjoy a cup of hot coffee with a doughnut and to listen to murmur of conversations of different languages spoken round the world.

My collection of photos are from 2006 – 2013. Last six photos I took in winter 2016.

En español:

Las mejores fotos del Castillo de Nieve a lo largo de los años.

El castillo de nieve más grande del mundo se sitúa en la ciudad de Kemi. La distancia entre Helsinki y Kemi es de 712 km / 442.4 mi. La distancia desde el Círculo Ártico es de 125 km / 77 km. El tiempo de vuelo desde Helsinki tarda 1 hora 30 minutos, lo que significa que si usted está en prisa, en avión es posible a visitar el Castillo de nieve rápidamente en un día. En tren el viaje durará aproximadamente 7 horas.

¿Castillo de nieve, lo que es? Es un castillo hecho de nieve y cada invierno debe ser reconstruido y cada año tiene un nuevo tema. ¡Bueno! En el interior hay restaurante de nieve, bar de hielo, Capilla de nieve y Hotel de nieve. Muchos turistas le gustan dormir en el hotel de nieve y otros vienen para casarse en la capilla de nieve. ¡Piensalo! cómo exótico. La mejor época para dar una visita, en mi opinión, es desde el principio febrero hasta el final de marzo. El mejor momento para sacar fotos, es en el crepúsculo (en febrero la puesta del sol es alrededor de las 4:30 pm) y después de la puesta del sol.

Año 2017 trae grandes cambios para este destino de invierno impresionante. El Castillo de nieve se moverá a una nueva zona, en el centro junto al mar, lo que significa mejores posibilidades. Por ejemplo, nuevas “Villas de Vidrio del mar” para ver las Auroras boreales. El tamaño de cada Villa de vidrio es de 21m² y tienen una pequeña cocina y dormitorio. El tema del año 2017 será Finlandia 100 años. Más detalles en Visite Kemi .

Personalmente, a mi me encanta pasear dentro del castillo, admirar esculturas de nieve y de hielo, y mirar dentro de las habitaciones del hotel de nieve. Las esculturas en hielo y nieve son preciosas y cuentan historias sobre el tema del año. Después de pasear por aquí y por allá, la cafetería me invita a disfrutar de una taza de café caliente con un buñuelo y escuchar el murmullo de conversaciones de diferentes idiomas hablados en todo el mundo.

Mi colección de fotos son de 2006 – 2013. Las últimas seis fotos que sacó son del invierno de 2016.

En francais:

Les meilleures photos du château de neige au fil des ans.

Le plus grand château de neige du monde se trouve dans la ville de Kemi. La distance entre Helsinki et Kemi est 712 kilomètres. La distance du cercle arctique est 125 km / 77 km. Le vol depuis Helsinki prend 1 heure et 30 minutes, ce qui signifie que si vous êtes pressé, volant permet de visiter le château de neige et en train il prend environ 7 heures.

Qu’est-ce que c’est que ça, le château de neige? C’est un château fait de neige et chaque hiver il doit être reconstruit et chaque année il y a un nouveau thème. À l’intérieur se trouve Restaurant de neige, bar de glace, Chapelle de neige et Hôtel de neige. Beaucoup de touristes aiment dormir dans l’hôtel de neige; d’autres viennent de se marier dans la chapelle de neige. Le meilleur moment pour une visite, à mon avis, est de février à début mars. Le meilleur moment pour prendre des photos, c’est au crépuscule (en février, le coucher du soleil est environ 16h30) et après le coucher du soleil.

L’année 2017 apporte des changements énormes pour cette destination d’hiver impressionnante. Le château de neige se déplacera vers une nouvelle zone, au centre de la ville proche de la mer ce qui signifie de meilleures possibilités. Par exemple, de nouvelles “villas de verre” au bord de mer pour regarder les aurores boréales. Chaque villa de verre est de taille de 21m² et ils ont une petite cuisine et une chambre. Le thème de l’année 2017 est la Finlande 100 ans. Pour plus de détails à ce sujet, merci de consulter Visitez Kemi .

Personnellement, j’adore flâner à l’intérieur du château, admire de sculptures en neige et glace et jeter un coup d’oeil à l’intérieur des chambres d’hôtel de neige. Les sculptures de glace et de neige sont magnifiques et ils racontent des histoires sur le thème de l’année. Cafétéria m’invite plus tard à apprécier une tasse de café chaud avec un beignet et à écouter le murmure des conversations des différentes langues parlées autour du monde.

Ma collection de photos sont à partir de 2006 – 2013. Les dernières six photos que je prenais sont en hiver 2016.

Em português:

As melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve ao longo dos anos.

O maior castelo de neve do mundo fica na Finlândia na cidade de Kemi. A distância entre Helsínquia e Kemi é de 712 km / 442.4 mi. A distância do Círculo Ártico é de 125 km / 77 mi. Por via aérea de Helsinki leva 1 hora 30 minutos, o que significa que se você tem pressão, de avião torna possível visitar o Castelo de neve rápidamente em um dia. De trem cerca de 7 horas.

O Castelo de Neve, o que é que é? É um castelo feito de neve e a cada inverno deve ser reconstruído e todos os anos tem um novo tema. Dentro há bar de neve, bar de gelo, capela de neve e Hotel de neve. Muitos turistas eles gostam de dormir no Hotel de neve; Outros vêm para casarse na capela de neve. O melhor tempo para fazer uma visita, em minha opinião, é de fevereiro até o início de março. O melhor momento para fotografar, é no crepúsculo, (em fevereiro o pôr do sol é mais o menos 4:30 da tarde) e depois do pôr do sol.

O ano 2017 traz grandes mudanças para este destino de inverno incrível. O castelo de neve move-se para uma nova área, no centro, junto ao mar, o que significa melhores possibilidades. Por exemplo, as novas cabanas de vidrio à beira-mar para assistir as aurora boreal. Cada cabana de vidro é o tamanho de 21m² e elas têm uma pequena cozinha e um quarto. O tema do ano de 2017 é a Finlândia 100 anos. Mais informações em Visite o Kemi .

Pessoalmente, adoro passear dentro do castelo, admirar o gelo, as esculturas de neve e olhar de relance dentro dos quartos Castelo de Neve. As esculturas de gelo e neve são lindas e eles contam histórias sobre o tema do ano. Mais tarde a cafeteria convida-me para desfrutar de uma xícara de café quente com um donut e ouvir os murmúrios de conversas de diferentes línguas faladas ao redor do mundo.

A minha coleção de fotos é de 2006 – 2013. As últimas seis fotos que eu levei no inverno são de 2016.

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Best Snow Castle photos / Mejores fotos del castillo de nieve / Meilleures photos du château de neige / Melhores fotos do Castelo de Neve

Snow castle 2015 / Castillo de Nieve 2015 / Château de Neige 2015 / Castelo de Neve 2015

Snow castle 2015 / Castillo de Nieve 2015 / Château de Neige 2015 / Castelo de Neve 2015

Snow castle 2015 / Castillo de Nieve 2015 / Château de Neige 2015 / Castelo de Neve 2015

Snow castle 2015 / Castillo de Nieve 2015 / Château de Neige 2015 / Castelo de Neve 2015

Snow castle 2015 / Castillo de Nieve 2015 / Château de Neige 2015 / Castelo de Neve 2015

Snow castle 2015 / Castillo de Nieve 2015 / Château de Neige 2015 / Castelo de Neve 2015

Snow castle 2015 / Castillo de Nieve 2015 / Château de Neige 2015 / Castelo de Neve 2015

Snow castle 2015 / Castillo de Nieve 2015 / Château de Neige 2015 / Castelo de Neve 2015

Snow castle 2015 / Castillo de Nieve 2015 / Château de Neige 2015 / Castelo de Neve 2015

Snow castle 2015 / Castillo de Nieve 2015 / Château de Neige 2015 / Castelo de Neve 2015

Snow castle 2015 / Castillo de Nieve 2015 / Château de Neige 2015 / Castelo de Neve 2015

Snow castle 2015 / Castillo de Nieve 2015 / Château de Neige 2015 / Castelo de Neve 2015

Links: / Enlaces: / Liens: /Ligações:

World’s Biggest Snow Castle 2009 / Castillo de nieve más grande 2009 / Château de neige le plus grand 2009

World’s Biggest Snow Castle 2011 / Castillo de nieve más grande 2011 / Château de neige le plus grand 2011

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

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

Snow castle 2015 / Castillo de Nieve 2015 / Château de Neige 2015 / Castelo de Neve 2015

HD Video 2012:

Advertisements

87 Comments »

  1. They are all incredible! Thank for sharing 🙂

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — January 18, 2017 @ 08:17 | Reply

    • Hello Tatami.

      I am very glad that You loved my photos. Snow Castle is one of my favorite Place in winter Finland. Thank You.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — January 18, 2017 @ 09:02 | Reply

  2. That looks so amazing. It must be some work to built it every year so beautifully. I have seen it in a James Bond film once. I just cannot understand how you can sleep in a ice bed. Is it not too cold or does it not melt when you sleep from your body heat? You must have so many layers on to keep warm there, it look sooooo cold. Amazing features and such detail, I am just in awe! Thanks for showing this to us.

    Comment by utesmile — January 18, 2017 @ 08:59 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      I copied next text from Snowhotels page to give some answer:

      “Sleeping overnight in the SnowHotel room, made completely of snow, beautifully lighted and decorated, will surely give you one of the most unique Arctic experiences. The temperature is always around -5 degrees Celsius but the comfortable bed with a white sheet and lambskin cover, a pillow, a fleece sheet and a sleeping bag designed for Arctic conditions ensures a good night sleep.
      The SnowHotel is part of the gigantic SnowCastle built annually in the City of Kemi. The SnowCastle is open from the end of January until beginning of April.
      In the SnowHotel there are rooms suitable for singles, couples as well as bigger groups. The maximum capacity of the SnowHotel is 48 persons. The whole SnowHotel and the rooms inside are made of snow.
      The fresh, about -5 degrees Celsius breathing-air, will guarantee you sweet dreams inside a well-equipped sleeping-bag on a good bed. You will have a memorable sleeping-experience in the SnowHotel!
      Sleeping in the SnowHotel includes also breakfast and visit to the SnowCastle.”

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      Have wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 18, 2017 @ 09:11 | Reply

      • Thanks so much, I guess if you have Arctic sleeping bags, it should be ok. But the nose must be frozen, hehe. It was 13 degrees in my bedroom this morning, I found that rather cold. Surely an experience. Thanks so much!

        Comment by utesmile — January 18, 2017 @ 09:33 | Reply

        • Hi Ute.

          Are You talking about 13 degrees Celsius? If so, it is indeed very cold. In Finland, we have triple glazed windows, which stop cold coming inside. Also balconies are glazed, but summer there is hot inside balcony and we need parasol or blinds. Matti.

          Comment by Sartenada — January 18, 2017 @ 09:53 | Reply

          • Yes Celsius, Triple glazed windows sound good to me! Probably I need that in Winter too in my bedroom!

            Comment by utesmile — January 18, 2017 @ 19:41 | Reply

  3. FANTASTIC

    Comment by Andrew Finnegan — January 18, 2017 @ 09:00 | Reply

    • Hello Andrew.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 18, 2017 @ 09:14 | Reply

  4. Looks like a work of art, a very cold work of art!

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — January 18, 2017 @ 09:04 | Reply

    • Hello Photography Journal Blog.

      Cold, but beautiful art, which last one winter only. Then this art stays in Internet. Sigh. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 18, 2017 @ 09:19 | Reply

  5. These look amazing, quite a feat of engineering too. Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — January 18, 2017 @ 09:39 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      They are amazing and if You have possibility to visit to the Snow Castle, then do it. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 18, 2017 @ 09:55 | Reply

  6. They are beatiful!

    Comment by Ester — January 18, 2017 @ 09:53 | Reply

    • Hello Ester.

      I am glad that You loved my post and these exotic arts inside the castle. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 18, 2017 @ 10:01 | Reply

      • Thank you Sartenada, for you too🙂

        Comment by Ester — January 18, 2017 @ 10:04 | Reply

  7. On a day when it was +40C, this was a wonderful treat. What a world we live in!

    Comment by Yvonne — January 18, 2017 @ 10:51 | Reply

    • Hello Yvonne.

      We live in a wonderful world, which offers for everyone something. Photo blogs offer interesting information and photos and that is why I blog here. Every commentator has interesting things to offer for us. Wonderful posts and wonderful photos. 🙂 Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 18, 2017 @ 12:44 | Reply

  8. The photos are incredible! To think that all of this beautiful work just melts away in summer.. When I lived in Kokkola, they’d have ice sculptures in the town center during winter. I miss that. They looked similar to the ones inside the snow hotel.

    Comment by Pooja @lostinprettyeurope — January 18, 2017 @ 11:04 | Reply

    • Hello Pooja @lostinprettyeurope.

      Thank You. Very nice that in Kokkola there were ice sculptures also. We lived four years in Mikkeli and in 2015, there were also gorgeous ice sculptures. Sad side of it was that during first night many sculptures were violated. 😦 So sad!

      Ice sculptures in Mikkeli.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 18, 2017 @ 13:08 | Reply

  9. Fantastic! We do have an Ice Museum at the city of Svolvær (in Lofoten) but nothing even close to this!

    Comment by Seenorway — January 18, 2017 @ 11:12 | Reply

    • Hello Svein.

      Thank You. Lofoten is another place, in Norway, in addition to Nordkapp and Kirkenes where we have been. Road trip might be awesome. I am glad that You left You kind comment here.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 18, 2017 @ 13:18 | Reply

  10. This all looks so spectacular–I would love to see it someday! Your photos are very impressive–I like seeing the different themes in different years.

    Comment by KerryCan — January 18, 2017 @ 13:23 | Reply

    • Hello Kerry.

      Thank You for Your praising words. I am very happy that You loved my photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 18, 2017 @ 13:47 | Reply

  11. Wonderful! It is a nice and fun snow castle. I would like to go see if it is close.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — January 18, 2017 @ 14:18 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      I wish that I can visit it again in next February. Thank You for Your praising comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 18, 2017 @ 14:29 | Reply

  12. snow catsle! Fantastic!
    but now I feel very cool😅

    Comment by kanaconnie — January 18, 2017 @ 15:00 | Reply

    • Hello Connie.

      Winter is generally cold. We have snow, in the south a little bit, but in the north very much. Our lakes are frozen, but good clothes keep us warm. In three photos You saw my wife wearing a warm アノラック. Thank You.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — January 19, 2017 @ 08:16 | Reply

  13. I find snow castles to be fantastic and very artistic. I only wish it was possible to visit one in person., but we don’t get much snow here in the south. I doubt that we could build anything as beautiful and intricate as these. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous.

    Comment by seniorhiker — January 18, 2017 @ 16:52 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Thank You very much for your kind comment.

      Have good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 19, 2017 @ 08:22 | Reply

  14. Beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing great photos.

    Comment by 洋子 — January 18, 2017 @ 17:34 | Reply

    • Hello 洋子.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. Thank You leaving Your nice comment here.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — January 19, 2017 @ 08:24 | Reply

  15. I loved seeing your photos of the castle! It’s a very beautiful and artistic place. It shows a huge amount of skill and effort!

    Comment by montucky — January 18, 2017 @ 17:44 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      I am art lover and I found it so sad that all these ice and snow carvings vanish when they melt. Sigh. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 19, 2017 @ 08:32 | Reply

  16. I remember well the posts you published in the past about this incredible snow hotel which is built again (and differently) every year! I really enjoyed to see some of the spectacular artwork and some of the great, fanciful ideas again! So pleased that you added new photographs of 2016 to your latest post! It’s interesting to read about the new plans for 2017! I’m anxious to see the result, Matti. ^^
    Thanks for your gorgous photos! Always a joy to visit your blog!
    -Michèle-

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — January 18, 2017 @ 18:23 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      In our country, especially in Lapland, there is a heavy “battle of tourists”. Many tourist centers use much money to lure tourist to Lapland and this place is nearly forgotten for tourists, which I have noticed (my personal opinion). During last years the amount of tourists from Far East have been increased. I love this place, although in the town of Kemi, there is not so much to see, but I love its arctic atmosphere. Especially I love to walk inside the castle and admire its ice and snow carvings. Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Have a good day! Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 19, 2017 @ 08:45 | Reply

  17. It’s really a gorgeous snow castle, I hope to visit it one day

    Comment by Bernieshoot — January 18, 2017 @ 18:31 | Reply

    • Bonjour Bernard.

      Thank You. I appreciate Your comment very much.

      Bonne journée à vous.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 19, 2017 @ 09:15 | Reply

  18. Beautiful pictures.

    Comment by atcDave — January 18, 2017 @ 19:24 | Reply

    • Hi Dave.

      I am glad when receiving Your comment here. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 19, 2017 @ 09:19 | Reply

  19. Bonsoir Matti
    Il est superbe ce château de neige et de glace,
    il doit être passionnant à visiter , j’adore les sculptures…
    Merci pour le partage. Belle journée à toi.

    Comment by vever02 — January 18, 2017 @ 20:14 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Je suis ravi que mes photos vous plaisent. L’art fait de neige et de glace est beau.

      Bonne journée à toi.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 19, 2017 @ 09:35 | Reply

  20. I enjoy seeing photos of snow like this, because it’s something we would never get here. I can’t imagine how cold it must be.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — January 18, 2017 @ 22:30 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Our world offers for us everywhere nice landscapes and beautiful art made from different material. Thank You.

      Have a beautiful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 19, 2017 @ 09:45 | Reply

  21. The ice lady is beautiful! Enjoyed seeing the snow castle, thank you!

    Comment by Deb — January 18, 2017 @ 22:46 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      These snow and ice art are unique. How nice to read that You did find among them Your favorite one. Thank You.

      Have good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 19, 2017 @ 09:51 | Reply

  22. How cold the sculptors must have been……
    Incredible artwork , here!
    …thanks for sharing this , through your splendid photos!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — January 19, 2017 @ 12:21 | Reply

    • Ciao Anna.

      Yes, real cold, but vanishing art, which lives only in photos after their short life. Sigh. Thank You.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 20, 2017 @ 08:11 | Reply

  23. Parece increíble… Tu colección de fotos es excelente. ¡Enhorabuena!
    Saludos y buen fin de semana.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — January 19, 2017 @ 12:48 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Es un gran placer para mi leer tus comentarios cada vez. Muchas gracias.

      Buen fin de semana para ti también. Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 20, 2017 @ 08:31 | Reply

  24. How fantasic and romantic!! I was impressed by your photoes so much! Similar event is held in my country Hokkaido but I feel yours are more beautiful than ours 🙂

    Comment by superkamui — January 19, 2017 @ 13:30 | Reply

    • Hello Watayuki.

      How glad I am, when reading Your comment. Thank You.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 20, 2017 @ 11:40 | Reply

  25. Always look forward to this post every year! 🙂

    Comment by surfnslide — January 19, 2017 @ 13:52 | Reply

    • Hello Andy.

      Thank You for Your inspiring words. I try to visit it in February.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 20, 2017 @ 11:42 | Reply

  26. Tes photos sont magnifiques 🙂 Merci à toi pour le partage! Très bonne journée Matti 🙂

    Comment by chantaki — January 19, 2017 @ 16:06 | Reply

    • Coucou Chantaki.

      Vos aimables paroles réchauffaient mon cœur. Merci Chantaki.

      Bon fin de semaine!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 20, 2017 @ 11:57 | Reply

  27. Magical!

    Comment by London Caller — January 19, 2017 @ 23:09 | Reply

    • Hello London Caller.

      Thank You. Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 20, 2017 @ 11:59 | Reply

  28. It does make me feel terribly cold, but I love the ‘ice princess’ you can see right through 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — January 20, 2017 @ 17:23 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      I am glad that You find Your favorite sculpture and loved my photos. Thank You.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 21, 2017 @ 13:31 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      I am glad that You find Your favorite sculpture and loved my photos. Thank You.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 21, 2017 @ 13:31 | Reply

  29. The details in the carvings are incredible! As much as I am trying to embrace winter I am afraid that sleeping in an ice/snow room is not for me! We have ice hotels in Eastern Canada and next weekend are heading to a nearby city for ice castles.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — January 20, 2017 @ 21:56 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. Carvings are amazing and it is a pity that they live so short time.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 21, 2017 @ 13:34 | Reply

  30. Ice is very cold.
    but i feel warm heart in these photos.
    Thank you!

    Comment by キース — January 21, 2017 @ 08:06 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Thank You checking my post and commenting. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 21, 2017 @ 13:44 | Reply

  31. Looks very beautiful…
    …but also very cold 🙂

    Comment by rabirius — January 21, 2017 @ 12:52 | Reply

    • Hello Rabiriua.

      Thank You. Winter is cold, it is true. As You saw in winter there is also life in the north. 🙂

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 21, 2017 @ 13:47 | Reply

  32. what can one say besides … just, simply … WOW !

    Comment by betunada — January 21, 2017 @ 21:10 | Reply

    • Hello Betunada.

      Thank You. Your words tell all.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 22, 2017 @ 09:11 | Reply

  33. Absolutely stunning – thank you so much for sharing!

    Comment by fumblingthroughitaly — January 23, 2017 @ 20:43 | Reply

    • Hello fumblingthroughitaly.

      In the country of snow and ice, there must be also snow and ice art. Kemi with is Snow Castle is wonderful travel destination in winter. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2017 @ 08:00 | Reply

  34. Impresionante, además de gélido !!!
    Muy buen reportaje.
    Un saludo

    Comment by Si, Soy Gallega — January 23, 2017 @ 22:46 | Reply

    • Hola Luisa.

      Muy bien. Me alegro de que te hayan gustado mis fotos. Muchas gracias al hecer tu comentario tan amable.

      Que tengas un buen dia.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2017 @ 08:07 | Reply

  35. Meraviglioso, una serie di foto che mozzano il fiato e che fanno sognare. Stupende.
    Saluti, Pat

    Comment by Patrizia M. — January 24, 2017 @ 17:13 | Reply

    • Ciao Patrizia.

      Un grande grazie a voi, Pat. Saluti.

      Buona giornata.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 25, 2017 @ 11:34 | Reply

  36. I’ve always been fascinated by your wonderful photos of the snow castles. I recently show a program on TV about them and immediately thought of you. 😀

    Comment by Karen — January 25, 2017 @ 20:16 | Reply

    • Hi Karen.

      Wonderful comment. Thank You raising my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 26, 2017 @ 11:06 | Reply

  37. Gorgeous photos of this beautiful attraction, Matti! The video was great too.

    Comment by Tiny — January 27, 2017 @ 03:17 | Reply

    • Hello Helen.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. I am glad that You saw the video also. My wife took it and in some scenes, You can see me.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 27, 2017 @ 08:37 | Reply

  38. Thank you for sharing these photos of an extraordinary place! If only everywhere in the world could spend time making such beautiful and peaceful projects.

    Comment by womanseyeview — January 27, 2017 @ 05:43 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      I am glad that You enjoyed this post. Snow Castle with its ice and snow sculptures is very near to my heart. Thank You.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 27, 2017 @ 08:47 | Reply

  39. Wow..the pics are so amazing and super informative post…It doesn’t seem that far from helsinki…I will check if I can hit there in my next trip! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Comment by Dreamvoyager — January 31, 2017 @ 18:44 | Reply

    • Hello Dreamvoyager.

      Finnish winter offers surprises for them who wants to experience them. Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 1, 2017 @ 08:53 | Reply

  40. What truly fantastic artwork! I would love to visit this place, and I think anyone would! I hope you can visit the new location and show us more next year. thanks!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — February 13, 2017 @ 16:54 | Reply

    • Hi Marilyn.

      Thank You. I will visit it this winter and make post about it next year.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 14, 2017 @ 08:01 | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: