Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

March 13, 2018

Snow Castle 2017&2018 / Castillo de Nieve 2017&2018 / Château de Neige 2017 & 2018 / Castelo de Neve 2017 & 2018

In English:

Snow Castle 2017&2018

This post shows You my photos from 2017 and 2018 presenting Snow Castle in Kemi. Snow Castle must be built every winter and it has different theme every year. In2017, the theme was Finland 100 years and 2018 animals of the forest.

Among photos of 2017, many snow carving presented scenes (Dog Hill) from Finland’s best children book author’s Mauri Kunnas. His books have been translated into thirty-four languages in thirty-six countries. Among photos of 2018, I loved most of all Kin Gong carving.

Snow hotel offers for a visitor, possibility to sleep in Snow Hotel, or in Seaside Glass Villas, ice bar, ice restaurant and chapel in which it is possible to get married.

Kemi is situated 711km / 442mi to the North from Helsinki. How to reach it? From Helsinki, by air 1 hour and 35 minutes. By car 9 h 16 min. Fastest, train 6 hours and 37 minutes. Many times, I took a night train from Helsinki and slept in it. Awaking up fresh in Kemi in the morning, because wagon-lits have a toilet and shower in their cabins.

En español:

/ Castillo de Nieve 2017&2018

Esta mensaje vos muestra mis fotos de los años 2017 y 2018 presentando Castillo de Nieve en Kemi. Castillo de Nieve debe construirse cada invierno y tiene un tema diferente cada año. En 2017, el tema fue Finlandia 100 años y 2018 animales del bosque.

Entre las fotos de 2017, hay muchos tallados en nieve presentando escenas (Dog Hill) del mejor autor de libros para niños de Finlandia, Mauri Kunnas. Sus libros han sido traducidos a treinta y cuatro idiomas en treinta y seis países. Entre las fotos de 2018, me me gustó más de la tallada de Kin Gong.

El hotel de nieve ofrece a sus visitante, posibilidad de dormir en Castillo de Neve, o villas de vidrios a orilla del mar, bar de hielo, restaurante de hielo y una capilla para casarse.

Kemi está situado a 711 km / 442 mi al norte de Helsinki. ¿Cómo llegar? Desde Helsinki, por aire 1 hora y 35 minutos. En carro 9 h 16 min. El tren más rápido, tarda 6 horas y 37 minutos. Muchas veces, tomé un tren nocturno desde Helsinki y dormí en ese tren. Me despertó fresco en Kemi por la mañana, porque los wagon-lits tienen un baño y una ducha en sus cabañas.

En francais:

/ Château de Neige 2017 & 2018

Ce poste vous montre mes photos de 2017 et 2018 présentant Château des neige à Kemi. Le château de neige doit être construit chaque hiver et il a un thème différent chaque année. En 2017, le thème était Finlande 100 ans et 2018 les animaux de la forêt.

Parmi les photos de 2017, de nombreuses sculptures sur neige ont présenté des scènes (Colline de chien) de Mauri Kunnas, le meilleur auteur de livres pour les enfants en Finlande. Ses livres ont été traduits en trente-quatre langues dans trente-six pays. Parmi les photos de 2018, j’ai surtout aimé la sculpture Kin Gong.

Hôtel de neige offre pour un visiteur, possibilité de dormir à l’Hôtel de neige, ou dans les villas balnéaires de verre, bar à glace, restaurant de glace et chapelle dans laquelle il est possible de se marier.

Kemi est situé à 711 km au nord d’Helsinki. Comment l’atteindre? D’Helsinki, par avion 1 heure et 35 minutes. En voiture 9 h 16 min. Le train le plus rapide 6 heures et 37 minutes. Plusieurs fois, j’ai pris un train de nuit d’Helsinki et j’ai dormi dedans. Se réveiller reposé à Kemi le matin, parce que les wagon-lits ont des toilettes et une douche dans leurs cabines.

Em Português:

Castelo de Neve 2017 & 2018

.Esta postagem mostra às minhas fotos de 2017 e 2018 apresentando o Castelo de Neve em Kemi. O Castelo de neve deve ser construído todos os Inverno e tem um tema diferente a cada ano. Em 2017, o tema foi a Finlândia 100 anos e 2018 animais da floresta.

Entre as fotos de 2017, muitas esculturas de neve apresentaram as cenas (Colina do cão) de Mauri Kunnas, o autor do livros de crianças da Finlândia. Seus livros foram traduzidos para trinta e quatro línguas em trinta e seis países. Entre as fotos de 2018, eu amei sobretudo a escultura de Kin Gong.

O hotel Snow oferece para um visitante, O Castelo de neve oferece para um visitante, possibilidade de dormir no Hotel de neve, ou s vilas de vidro em junto ao mar, um bar de neve,um restaurante de gelo e a capela de neve em que é possível se casar.

Kemi situa a 711 km / 442mi ao norte de Helsínquia. Como alcançá-lo? De Helsínquia, por via aérea, 1 hora e 35 minutos. De carro 9 h 16 min. O trem a mais rápida 6 horas e 37 minutos. Muitas vezes, tome o trem noturno de Helsínquia e dormi nele. Despertar fresco em Kemi de manhã, porque os vagões têm um banheiro e um chuveiro nas cabines.

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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

Best Snow Castle photos 2016

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115 Comments »

  1. fantastic

    Comment by Andy Finnegan — March 13, 2018 @ 08:02 | Reply

    • Hello Andy.

      Thank You commenting. I am glad that You loved my post.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 13, 2018 @ 09:42 | Reply

      • I was almost lost for words when I saw the pictures

        Comment by Andy Finnegan — March 13, 2018 @ 15:37 | Reply

        • Hello Andy.

          Your kind words warmed my heart. Thank You.

          Have a nice day!

          Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2018 @ 09:18 | Reply

  2. Todas as fotos são incríveis! Fiquei muito admirado.
    São grandes obras de arte.

    Comment by Ideias em Blog — March 13, 2018 @ 08:02 | Reply

    • Oi Ideias em Blog

      Oi Ideias em Blog, muito obrigado pelo comentário.

      Tenha um bom dia!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 13, 2018 @ 09:47 | Reply

  3. Incredible detail from facial expressions to bear prints on a ceiling. What is the temperature there? How long does the snow castle last? How long does it take to build?

    Comment by Clunegapyears — March 13, 2018 @ 08:06 | Reply

    • Hello Clunegapyears.

      Thank You. Different Finland from Your visit in Finland! This year when we visited it, the temperature on the way was -24℃ / -11.2℉ and when reaching the snow castle it was -24℃ / -11.20℉. Inside the castle, it is few degrees below freezing point. If I remember correct, it takes about 1½ month to build. They are professionals and the have good planning. It closes April 14, 2018. Then it will be demolished and it melts sometime in May, I guess.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 13, 2018 @ 10:47 | Reply

  4. Wow, just think of all the hours that must go into creating this every year.

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — March 13, 2018 @ 09:00 | Reply

    • Hello Photography Journal Blog.

      Not only ours, but more than month. Thank You leaving Your nice comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 13, 2018 @ 10:51 | Reply

  5. Fantastic artistry, Matti! It must have taken months to finish all this magnificent work? And come spring it all melts away? What a waste!

    Comment by Seenorway — March 13, 2018 @ 09:05 | Reply

    • Hello Svein.

      Well, building it, takes about 1½ month. It will be demolished and finally sun melts it. Wast – maybe, but it depends who thinks so. If You would ask this from the citizen of the small town of Kemi, then the answer would be different opinion. This town needs tourists, which brings money to the town, gives work for people of restaurants, to many more, and awakes interest towards this town. If I have understand correct, Kemi is winter town and I am happy that they came up with this castle. This is my simple opinion!

      Have a nice day.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 13, 2018 @ 11:12 | Reply

  6. That must take such a long time to build. It is beautiful, and all around electricity and doors. Like those glass villas too, they look cosy in the sun!

    Comment by utesmile — March 13, 2018 @ 09:18 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Long time to build indeed. We would love to spend a night in some of those glass villas. Maybe some year. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 13, 2018 @ 11:19 | Reply

  7. Beautiful but terribly artificial.

    Comment by 365dniwobiektywielg — March 13, 2018 @ 09:23 | Reply

    • Hello 365dniwobiektywielg.

      Thank You leaving your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 13, 2018 @ 11:25 | Reply

  8. Great shots Matti, there’s some cute animals here… and those villas look amazing 🙂

    Comment by a mindful traveler — March 13, 2018 @ 12:00 | Reply

    • Hello a mindful traveler.

      I am glad that You loved this post. I try to visit this castle as often as I can. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 13, 2018 @ 12:16 | Reply

  9. Hello (^ ^)
    I think that making snow hotels, seaside glass villas, ice bars, ice restaurants and chapels with snow and ice is amazing. I enjoyed the image unique to the extreme North.

    Comment by saganhama — March 13, 2018 @ 12:07 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      Your kind comment warmed my heart very much. Thank You.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — March 13, 2018 @ 12:22 | Reply

  10. Grandioso reportaje que agradezco muchísimo, Sartenada. Parece increíble que las esculturas y los edificios estén hechos con hielo y nieve, ¡qué grandes artistas! Realmente maravilloso.
    Un saludo muy cordial.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — March 13, 2018 @ 12:27 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Me alegra que te gusten las fotos. Muchas gracias por tu alabando comentario y un abrazo de primavera.

      ¡Que tengas un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 13, 2018 @ 12:53 | Reply

  11. The photos are amazing Matti, so much attention to detail with the ice sculptures and caverns. It would be absolutely splendid to experience staying overnight sometime. Thank you for such an interesting post. Marion

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — March 13, 2018 @ 13:31 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Thank you praising my photos. Maybe some winter You decide to visit our north and to have different experiences.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 13, 2018 @ 13:33 | Reply

  12. That looks amazing! It’s my youngest daughter’s dream to go to an ice hotel and see the northern lights. Definitely on our list.

    Comment by wanderlusterer17 — March 13, 2018 @ 14:11 | Reply

    • Hello wanderlusterer17.

      Thank You commenting and loving my post. Our Lapland (northernmost part of Finland), makes this possible.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2018 @ 08:58 | Reply

  13. I loved the owls! The detail in all of those sculptures is amazing!

    Comment by Fast Pam — March 13, 2018 @ 14:13 | Reply

    • Hello Pam.

      I love this kind of art pieces very much. It is pity than snow / ice / sand sculptures do not live long. In 2009 in Helsinki, people had possibility to make clay art and they made:

      Crazy Clay Art

      Thank You for Your kind comment. Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2018 @ 09:07 | Reply

  14. What a wonderful snow art work group! It is wonderful to have a wedding ceremony.Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — March 13, 2018 @ 14:34 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment. Some years ago, a couple from abroad got married in snow chapel! Then they flew to Caribbean to spend their Honeymoon. I think that it was lifetime experience.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2018 @ 09:17 | Reply

  15. The snow castles are always amazing. The castle itself is impressive for the sheer size and variety of rooms in it. The snow carvings are out of this world. The detail is fantastic. Thanks for sharing these photos with us.

    Comment by seniorhiker — March 13, 2018 @ 16:05 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2018 @ 09:21 | Reply

  16. I love it. 🙂

    Comment by Martha Kennedy — March 13, 2018 @ 17:04 | Reply

    • Hello Martha.

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

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2018 @ 09:23 | Reply

  17. Amazing!!!
    Your beautiful photos always give me a great joy.

    Have a good day!

    Comment by 洋子 — March 13, 2018 @ 18:32 | Reply

    • Hello August.

      コメントありがとうございます。

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2018 @ 09:39 | Reply

  18. Amazing! Fab photos, thank you! 🙂

    Comment by Graham — March 13, 2018 @ 19:12 | Reply

    • Hello Graham.

      Thank You commenting and finding “unknown” Finland thru my blog.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2018 @ 09:42 | Reply

      • There are thankfully still enough unknown places to make the world interesting eh? 😄

        Comment by Graham — March 14, 2018 @ 09:44 | Reply

  19. Incredibly beautiful! Words cannot adequately describe that amazing place, but your photos do a superb job of displaying all of the artistry!

    Comment by montucky — March 13, 2018 @ 19:27 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      Your comment made me speechless. Thank You.

      Have a god day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2018 @ 09:53 | Reply

  20. Fantastic – so much beautiful work. It would be great to see this for real, but for now I will enjoy your wonderful photos.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — March 13, 2018 @ 22:37 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      It is an experience to visit it. That’s why we try going to Kemi and visiting the castle as often as possible. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2018 @ 09:56 | Reply

  21. Wow, incredible!!

    Comment by Amy — March 13, 2018 @ 22:49 | Reply

    • Hello Amy.

      Thank You loving my post and leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2018 @ 10:13 | Reply

  22. It’s amazing and always leaving a lasting impression on me, Matti. I remember some of your posts you published in former years. As the motto is changing every year it’s gorgeous to see always new and different sculptures (and snow castles in general)!
    I particularly like the animals shown this year. The owl, the bear or the “The Wolf And The Three Little Pigs”. Of course, King Kong looks stunning – but I couldn’t sleep there! 😀

    Thanks for showing these photos!
    Have a nice week! – Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — March 13, 2018 @ 22:58 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You praising my post and its photos. We love art and we both loved those, which You mentioned.

      Have a nice week to You also. Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2018 @ 10:52 | Reply

  23. O King Kong está realmente muito legal. Mas as outras esculturas também estão muito bem feitas.
    Como não amar a Finlândia?
    Abraço.

    Comment by Gabriel Moura — March 14, 2018 @ 02:51 | Reply

    • Oi Gabriel.

      Obrigado para o seu gentil comentário.

      Tenha uma ótima semana.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2018 @ 10:54 | Reply

  24. Fantastic art! And wonderful photos that show details,so enjoyed this! Keep warm

    Comment by Deb — March 14, 2018 @ 03:33 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      I am glad that You commented my post so nicely and loved my photos. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2018 @ 10:56 | Reply

  25. Beautiful! And very cool, literally. 😉

    Comment by hjonasson — March 14, 2018 @ 10:30 | Reply

    • Hello Heather.

      I am glad that You saw this post and loved my photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 14, 2018 @ 11:13 | Reply

  26. I’ve been trying to avoid snow, Sartenada, because it’s really not my favourite thing, but this is the most extraordinary event! Your photos are fantastic, and I can see that it’s a lot of fun. Many thanks for sharing. 🙂 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — March 14, 2018 @ 13:42 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      I am glad that You visited my post and loved its photos. Enough cloths against cold, then winter is enjoyable. As You noticed, my wife had a beanie, and I had a winter hat, because I had to protect one of my ear, which was burnt in Las Palmas.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2018 @ 08:31 | Reply

  27. Fabulous pictures!

    Comment by Sue Vincent — March 14, 2018 @ 15:15 | Reply

  28. Absolutely extraordinary. I have just written down the details about how to get there and where to stay. What months can the sculptures be seen?

    Comment by Sue Slaght — March 14, 2018 @ 19:03 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      I rescued Your comment from Spam department. Happily, I always check them. I am grateful that You leaved so kind comment. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2018 @ 08:46 | Reply

  29. You did bring winter and snow into my life Matti!Fascinated with all your fantastic photos,the castles,statues,sculptures,that’s pure Art,my friend!Thank you for such an extraordinary post like that.Have a peaceful Wednesday evening 🙂

    Comment by DG MARYOGA — March 14, 2018 @ 19:30 | Reply

    • Hello Doda.

      I was very glad of Your praising comment. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2018 @ 08:53 | Reply

  30. Totally amazing, Sartenada! I was just blown away by this post! And the fact you know 4 languages! Thank you so much for showing us a part of the world not many see. These artists are incredible!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    Comment by AmyRose🌹 — March 14, 2018 @ 22:11 | Reply

    • Hello Amy.

      So kind words to read in Your kind comment. I am glad that You loved my photos. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2018 @ 09:03 | Reply

  31. Uau, que incrível! Adorei as fotos

    r: Obrigada pela sugestão 🙂

    Comment by Andreia Morais — March 15, 2018 @ 03:17 | Reply

    • Olá Andreia.

      Oi, fico feliz que tenha gostado as minhas fotos. Obrigado comentando!

      Tenha um dia maravilhoso!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2018 @ 09:07 | Reply

  32. It is incredible and amazing work! I am glad you are enjoying the winter 🙂

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — March 15, 2018 @ 13:47 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

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

      Happy upcoming weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2018 @ 08:11 | Reply

  33. Wow!!! Amazing structures and sculptures….I’m in awe and almost as if there myself … but from the warmth of home! 😀😀. I love the creative artistry that goes into these designs and it’s uplifting to see what can be made from snow and the dedication and time taken for them, what I imagine are transitory creations! A superb post and pictorial feast! 🌺

    Comment by Annika Perry — March 16, 2018 @ 10:57 | Reply

    • Hello Annika.

      How wonderful to read Your praising comment. Photo blogs are Windows, which show other people’s home countries, and trips, which they have done.

      Happy upcoming weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2018 @ 11:38 | Reply

      • I totally agree … isn’t it wonderful the ease we can travel virtually these days?! 😀 My list of places to visit grows all the time!

        Comment by Annika Perry — March 16, 2018 @ 11:42 | Reply

  34. Vraiment superbe! Merci pour le partage 😊de ces jolies photos. Très bon week-end 😊

    Comment by chantaki — March 17, 2018 @ 09:01 | Reply

    • Bonjour Chantaki.

      Merci beaucoup, ravi que cela te plaise. Tu m’as rendu très heureux.

      Je te souhaite une agréable journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 19, 2018 @ 07:21 | Reply

  35. Snow house is artistic!
    Maybe Temp. is cold, but I feel warming heart.
    Thank you!

    Comment by キース — March 17, 2018 @ 09:24 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      コメントありがとうございます。

      幸せな新しい週!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 19, 2018 @ 07:44 | Reply

  36. Wonderful place.

    Comment by Rupali — March 19, 2018 @ 14:54 | Reply

    • Hello Rupali.

      Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 20, 2018 @ 11:46 | Reply

  37. What a lovely post, Matti! I’ve always wanted to stay in a snow hotel. Now that I live in Finland, I’m reconsidering. 😉 The artwork is amazing! Are the dining tables also made of ice? I noticed everyone in the pictures were wearing coats, so I’m guessing it’s cold.
    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Comment by Emily — March 21, 2018 @ 20:06 | Reply

    • Hello Emily.
      Very nice that You left Your kind comment here. Snow castle is amazing. Every time when we have visited it, I am amazed. I love its arts and it is a pity, that someday, they do not exist. Sigh. Inside the castle, it is just few degrees below the freezing point. Well, many have stayed in snow hotel and I guess that those cabins will become popular over the years.

      Have a god day.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 22, 2018 @ 08:08 | Reply

  38. so fun!

    Comment by da-AL — March 23, 2018 @ 01:26 | Reply

    • Hello da-AL.

      thank You. Not only fun, but unique in the world.

      Hapy upcoming weeekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 23, 2018 @ 09:19 | Reply

  39. The craftsmanship into each of these carvings is amazing and your photos showcase them beautifully. I’m particularly impressed by the texture given to the walls to look like wood or stucco.

    Comment by Joanne Sisco — March 23, 2018 @ 13:26 | Reply

    • Hello Joanne.

      So kind comment. I am glad that You loved my photos. Thank You.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 24, 2018 @ 11:36 | Reply

  40. Wow! So unique!!

    Comment by The Traveling Photographer — March 23, 2018 @ 14:44 | Reply

    • Hello Matthew.

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

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 24, 2018 @ 11:48 | Reply

  41. What a truly wonderful place. I’m so happy that you commented at my blog because it brought me here to these marvelous images. Your photographs bring this place to life, but those carvings are so intricate. There must certainly be some great artists in Kemi! Sending warm greetings from the Oregon Coast.

    Comment by Gunta — March 23, 2018 @ 23:23 | Reply

    • Hello Gunta.

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

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 24, 2018 @ 12:01 | Reply

  42. Absolutely fabulous photos of the sculptures and the castle, Matti! Wonderful snow art, all of it! Would love to visit in person.

    Comment by Tiny — March 24, 2018 @ 15:56 | Reply

    • Hello Helen.

      Thank you praising this place. Kemi and its snow castle less known, because the Arctic Circle attracts tourists like honey attracts bees. I wish that You could visit it someday. At same time You could participate in Reindeer race in Oulu. Everything depends timing. The Arctic Circle is quite near to Kemi. Best way to visit these three place is train. Fast and comfortable.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 25, 2018 @ 08:30 | Reply

  43. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful photos of all the wonderful ice and snow carvings and sculptures. Such talented artists!

    Comment by Ginny @ Mytimestitching .com — March 26, 2018 @ 19:02 | Reply

    • Hello Ginny.

      How glad You made me when commenting so nicely. Thank You.

      Have a god day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 27, 2018 @ 08:15 | Reply

  44. Beautiful photos

    Comment by triciandaisy — March 27, 2018 @ 08:27 | Reply

    • Hello triciandaisy.

      Thank you very much for Your praising comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 27, 2018 @ 08:32 | Reply

  45. Wow, so nice. And so much more professional since my visit 10 years ago. Yes last years 100 years anniversary was a big thing in Finland… Thanks for sharing with us and thanks for your comment!

    Comment by gubbi1 — March 29, 2018 @ 12:34 | Reply

    • Hello Gubi1.

      It is stayed awesome place although during the years. My favorite – I visit it possible.

      Happy Easter.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 29, 2018 @ 12:49 | Reply

  46. Magical! I love the carvings they are amazing. I think this is definitely somewhere I would like to visit.

    Comment by greeneyedfaerie — March 31, 2018 @ 14:38 | Reply

    • Hello Gillian.

      Thank you for Your kind comment. If You will someday visit there, then the best month is February.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 1, 2018 @ 12:14 | Reply

  47. Olá! É uma paisagem muito diferente da que temos no Brasil, mas eu acho maravilhosa. A neve me encanta. E as esculturas são belas, muito expressivas.

    Comment by Maria Glória D'Amico — April 4, 2018 @ 00:01 | Reply

    • Oi Maria.

      Obrigado para o seu gentil comentário. Fico feliz que você ama minhas fotos de inverno.

      Tenha um bom dia!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 4, 2018 @ 09:04 | Reply

  48. Wow, this is amazing!!

    Comment by heyitsdaniellek — April 19, 2018 @ 16:38 | Reply

    • Hello Danielle.

      Thank You commenting and loving my photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2018 @ 07:34 | Reply

  49. They are great artists, the snow and ice sculptors! My respect and admiration! Beautiful pictures and an amazing place to be! Have a nice week! May I ask which camera you use? I see a Nikon, but what type and are you satisfied about your Nikon? I have two Nikon’s D5300, so I’m satisfied 🙂
    Best regards, Heidi

    Comment by mariposa — April 25, 2018 @ 20:33 | Reply

    • Hello Heidi.

      Thank You leaving your kind comment. Mine is few years old Nikon D750. The best of it is that it can take photos really in the dark. It is full frame camera and its format is FX. Its ISO is Expandable to 51,200. Am I satisfied with it? Yes and no. My dream is to buy within couple or three year to buy N850. Now it is too pricey, but after two or three years, the price will come down.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 26, 2018 @ 11:00 | Reply

      • I have my camera 3 and a half years. But until now I am still quite happy about it. Of course it can always be better, but photography with good equipment is quite expensive! So, I also do a few years with the cameras that I have. I have already bought a few new lenses and occasionally when the budget allows I buy something from accessories.
        A nice day for you too!
        Heidi

        Comment by mariposa — April 26, 2018 @ 14:34 | Reply

        • Hello Heidi.

          Your camera is good as mine, but sometimes there are dreams. I have only one zoom lens (AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR), but I dream to get someday better zoom lens to shoot photos from birds for example.

          Happy upcoming weekend.

          Comment by Sartenada — April 27, 2018 @ 07:29 | Reply

  50. Happy Monday!

    Comment by Carmen — May 7, 2018 @ 07:32 | Reply

    • Hello Carmen.

      Thank You / Muchas gracias.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 7, 2018 @ 07:33 | Reply

  51. Wow unbelievably cool!

    Comment by Carmen — May 7, 2018 @ 07:33 | Reply

    • I am glad that You loved these photos. 🙂

      Comment by Sartenada — May 7, 2018 @ 07:35 | Reply

  52. Amazing! I have admired snow sculptures, but have never been inside a snow castle. Will have to remedy that situation!

    Comment by tanjabrittonwriter — May 8, 2018 @ 17:45 | Reply

    • Hi Tanja.

      Worth for a visit when in Lapland as some more places also. Thank You for Your kind comment. Welcome someday!

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 9, 2018 @ 10:36 | Reply


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