Travels in Finland and abroad by Sartenada

February 27, 2019

Winter walk / Paseo de invierno / Balade hivernale / Caminhada de inverno

In English:

Winter walk to Nallikari winter village

In 2018 made a nice walk in Oulu visiting the nearby the Bothnia Bay. After shooting some photos of ice fishing, we headed to Nallikari winter village. Nallikari is known also being a holiday village which is open year-round.

Where? In Oulu, Finland. How fast to get to Oulu from Helsinki? By air 1 hour, by rail about 5 hours and 25 minutes, 8 hours by bus and by car 7 – 8 hours, depending on Yours stops.
Distance to Nallikari from the center of Oulu is about 4 km / 2.5 mi. This winter village is intended for families and kids. Children had possibility to participate in many winter fun. In winter there are presented snow carvings.

This happening is arranged every winter from February to April. My photos tell better than I.

En español:

Paseo invernal al pueblo invernal de Nallikari

En 2018 hicimos un agradable paseo en Oulu visitando la cercana bahía de Bothnia. Después de tomar algunas fotos de pesca en hielo, nos dirigimos a la aldea invernal de Nallikari. Nallikari es también conocido como un pueblo de vacaciones que está abierto todo el año.
¿Dónde? En Oulu, Finlandia. ¿Qué tan rápido para llegar a Oulu desde Helsinki? En avión 1 hora, en tren aproximadamente 5 horas y 25 minutos, 8 horas en autobús y en automóvil de 7 a 8 horas, dependiendo de sus paradas.
La distancia a Nallikari desde el centro de Oulu es de aproximadamente 4 km / 2.5 mi. Este pueblo de invierno está destinado a familias y niños. Los niños tuvieron la posibilidad de participar en muchas diversiones de invierno. En invierno se presentan tallas de nieve.Este suceso se organiza cada invierno de febrero a abril. Mis fotos dicen mejor que yo.

En francais:

Balade d’hiver au village d’hiver de Nallikari.

En 2018, nous avons une chouette balade à Oulu en visitant la baie voisine de Bothnia. Après avoir pris des photos de pêche sur glace, nous nous sommes dirigés vers le village d’hiver de Nallikari. Nallikari est également connu pour être un village de vacances ouvert toute l’année.

Où? À Oulu, en Finlande. Comment se rendre à Oulu depuis Helsinki? En avion 1 heure, en train environ 5 heures et 25 minutes, 8 heures en bus et en voiture 7 à 8 heures, selon vos arrêts.

La distance entre Nallikari et le centre d’Oulu est d’environ 4 km. Ce village d’hiver est destiné aux familles et aux enfants. Les enfants avaient la possibilité de participer à de nombreuses activités hivernales. En hiver, des sculptures de neige sont présentées.Cet événement est organisé chaque hiver de février à avril. Mes photos disent mieux que moi.

Em Português:

Caminhada de inverno para a aldeia de inverno de Nallikari.

Em 2018 tivemos uma agradável caminhada em Oulu, visitando a baía vizinha de Bótnia. Depois de tirar algumas fotos da pesca no gelo, fomos para a aldeia de inverno de Nallikari. Nallikari também é conhecida como uma aldeia de férias que está aberta todo o ano.

Onde? Em Oulu, na Finlândia. Como rápido para chegar a Oulu de Helsinki? De avião 1 hora, por via ferroviária cerca de 5 horas e 25 minutos, 8 horas de ônibus e de carro de 7 a 8 horas, dependendo de suas paradas.

A distância para Nallikari do centro de Oulu é de aproximadamente 4 km / 2,5 mi. Esta aldeia de inverno é para famílias e crianças. As crianças tiveram a oportunidade de participar de muitas diversões de inverno. No inverno há esculturas de neve, este evento é organizado todo inverno de fevereiro a abril. Às minhas fotos dizem melhor que eu.

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93 Comments »

  1. Hello Matti,
    I hope you and your family are well.
    I love all images of the amazing winter – big blue sky and white snow everywhere. It’s charming to see the “fisherman” on the ice, and snow sculptures are incredible. Thank you for sharing the beautiful journey!

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — February 27, 2019 @ 07:28 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      Thank You loving our winter walk and photos. The town of Oulu is underrated in Finland. Especially in winter it offers for children many winter happenings.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 27, 2019 @ 09:09 | Reply

      • Thank you for introducing this beautiful town Oulu to us! 🙂

        Comment by T Ibara Photo — February 27, 2019 @ 11:52 | Reply

        • Hello Takami.

          Thank You for Your praising words. I am glad that You enjoyed my winter pix.

          こんばんは.

          Comment by Sartenada — February 27, 2019 @ 12:14 | Reply

  2. Lindas fotos q falam por si próprias.
    Ainda muito frio aí!

    Comment by O Miau do Leão — February 27, 2019 @ 08:43 | Reply

    • Oi O Miau do Leão.

      Fio super feliz que tenha gostado! Muito obrigado por ter gostado!

      Tenha um bom dia!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 27, 2019 @ 09:12 | Reply

  3. Looks like everyone is out and having a good time.

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — February 27, 2019 @ 08:47 | Reply

    • Hello Amy.

      Yes, indeed, everyone enjoy winter, not only children, but we adults also.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 27, 2019 @ 09:19 | Reply

  4. Hello!
    Wow!!! Wonderful snow scene. Ice fishing can be done in the north area in Japan, but I have never done it. Nallikari is a fun place. The children seem to be pleased. Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — February 27, 2019 @ 09:39 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      Thank You loving my blog and photos. Nallikari camping area is huge, it has good Service and it is by the sea. Many people come from Norway to enjoy the beach in summer. Here are some summer photos about it:

      Arctic beach in summer

      ありがとうございます. こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — February 27, 2019 @ 09:48 | Reply

  5. Wow it’s very beautiful! All that beautiful snow on a sunny day, just perfect. The sculptures look very nice especially when lit up. I remember they used to have ice sculptures before spring in Kokkola city center too. It’s amazing that you have this park inside a big city.. Big by Finnish standards at least 🙂

    Comment by Pooja @lostinprettyeurope — February 27, 2019 @ 09:50 | Reply

    • Hello Pooja.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment. I have not seen ice sculptures in Oulu, but in Mikkeli and of course in Kemi.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 27, 2019 @ 11:42 | Reply

  6. oh les sculptures sont magnifiques! je pense que les jeux pour les enfants sont indispensables pour apprécier l’hiver finlandais 😉
    j’aime beaucoup ce partage!
    bises et belle journée, Matti

    Comment by maly.loup — February 27, 2019 @ 10:56 | Reply

  7. The snow tubing looks like great fun! Did you catch any fish Matti?

    Comment by a mindful traveler — February 27, 2019 @ 11:12 | Reply

    • Hello Lorelle.

      Thank You leaving so nice comment. Children love indeed snow tubing and it is very nice to see how they enjoy it – well, why not adults! 🙂 No, we did not, because we were not fishing. When being young man, I ice fished some.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 27, 2019 @ 11:53 | Reply

      • Must be very cold when ice fishing 🎣 ❄️
        Have a great day 😊

        Comment by a mindful traveler — February 28, 2019 @ 05:53 | Reply

        • Hello Lorelle.

          Yes, but they have excellent cloths against the cold and wind. Normally people are not aware about the wind and how it affects the skin. Thank You.

          Have a wonderful day!

          Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 12:03 | Reply

  8. It looks great. Unfortunately I’m not a hero in the cold… 😉

    Comment by Timothy — February 27, 2019 @ 11:24 | Reply

    • Hello Timothy.

      Winter can be beautiful although it is cold and some days windy, because Oulu is situated by the sea. Its beach is warm and popular in summer.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 27, 2019 @ 11:59 | Reply

  9. Interesting to view the winter activities Matti. I particularly liked the reindeer photos.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — February 27, 2019 @ 11:50 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Thank You. Can You imagine, that one hour by plane, six hours by train and 7-8 hours by car from Helsinki and then You can meet on the second half of February reindeers in the middle of Finland? The town of Oulu loves children and shows it by arranging many happenings for families. More reindeers in my next post.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 27, 2019 @ 12:09 | Reply

  10. Merci de nous montrer ce paysage fascinant mi-terrestre ,mi-marin mais uniforméméent gelé et blanc . Pêche sur glace , ballade en traineau, sculpptures . Air limpide , couleurs tranchées . Cela engendre la joie
    Amiié à toi et à ton épouse ( qui est probablement la personne vêtue de rouge au premier plan de la photo )
    Michel

    Comment by fauquetmichel — February 27, 2019 @ 12:50 | Reply

    • Bonjour Michel.

      Je vous remercie vivement pour votre si gentil commentaire. Oui, la Dame en rouge, est ma femme. 🙂 Je suis content que tu aimes mes photos.

      Je vous souhaite une agréable journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 27, 2019 @ 12:58 | Reply

  11. Sartenada, Good evening.

    It looks cold in the Gulf of Bosnia.
    There are reindeer, too, and it seems to see the world of the dream somehow.

    I want to go there someday, I want to see. Thank you for showing me the world that I have not seen yet.

    Comment by ❤ちえたん — February 27, 2019 @ 13:09 | Reply

    • Hello Tietan.

      The town of Oulu arranges in February, winter fun for families and then they invite reindeer breeders to visit the town. The temperature can vary in February very much – one day cold and next day “warm”. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — February 27, 2019 @ 13:18 | Reply

  12. Beautiful!

    Comment by disabledhikernh — February 27, 2019 @ 15:23 | Reply

    • Hello Carmel.

      I am glad that You loved my winter / snow photos. Winter can show its best sides also. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 07:39 | Reply

  13. I would call these many exhilarating activities making the best out of winter. Your cheerful images of the rides on sleds pulled by reindeer, ice fishing, etc. are reminders to get outside and enjoy some of nature’s gifts. Great inspirational post!

    Comment by Peter Klopp — February 27, 2019 @ 15:40 | Reply

    • Hello Peter.

      Cool winter fun indeed. The best is that families with kids enjoy winter and have a great fun. Thank You.

      Have nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 07:41 | Reply

  14. Love the variety of activities. Need to bundle up though, it looks cold.

    Comment by equipsblog — February 27, 2019 @ 16:06 | Reply

    • Hello Pat.

      Cold, well, yes and no. Sometimes when sun shines in the snow, it warms. What we do not see in photos, is how much wind there is in the weather. Wind and cold are not good combination. That is why everyone uses a wind-stopping-clothes! Thank You for commenting.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 07:52 | Reply

  15. You are showing so many fun winter activities. I would love to ride a reindeer-pulled sled.

    Comment by tanjabrittonwriter — February 27, 2019 @ 16:06 | Reply

    • Hello Tanja.

      Winter offers many kinds if activities and kids love them. Best reindeer rides are at the Arctic Circle, but they are not free. The town of Oulu offers once in a year free reindeer races. Yes, note the difference between rides and races. Here are rides:

      Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle

      Here are races:

      Reindeer race

      Of course, there are other rides and they are in Lapland (northernmost part of Finland). Thank You commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 08:09 | Reply

  16. It looks as if you had a beautiful day for your winter walk. I very much enjoyed your photos of the children having fun in all the activities available to them. The snow sculptures were beautiful — I especially liked the colors of the night photo.

    Comment by seniorhiker — February 27, 2019 @ 17:59 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Thank You. I am glad that You enjoyed these happenings for families and especially for kids. I love also snow art and when illuminated, they were gorgeous.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 08:18 | Reply

  17. Gorgeous winter serie

    Comment by Bernieshoot — February 27, 2019 @ 19:04 | Reply

    • Hello Bernard.

      I am glad that You loved my winter fun photos. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 08:21 | Reply

  18. Beautiful post!

    Comment by 洋子 — February 27, 2019 @ 19:13 | Reply

    • Hello 洋子.

      Thank You comenting and loving my photos.

      すばらしい日を過してください

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 08:24 | Reply

  19. Matti, what a fascinating place for families to visit. The ice fishing reminds me of ice fishing in a Maine lake when I was a kid. The cold & snow part of my life many years ago. 🎶📚Christine

    Comment by C.E.Robinson — February 27, 2019 @ 20:12 | Reply

    • Hello Christine.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. When having lived on different areas, man understand better how life is elsewhere. We have lived on many regions in Finland and enjoyed the life, people and nature on those areas.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 08:27 | Reply

  20. Great fun stuff for hte children there, but even as an adult I would love it…. provided there is a warm hut with warm food afterwards ! 🙂

    Comment by utesmile — February 27, 2019 @ 20:15 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      I am glad that You enjoyed my winter activities photos. Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 08:33 | Reply

  21. Wow – at least you have bright sunshine and blue skies. We’ve been seeing mostly dull, gray and overcast weather.

    Love the reindeer! They appear to be much smaller than I expected.

    Comment by Joanne Sisco — February 27, 2019 @ 21:15 | Reply

    • Hello Joanne.

      How glad You made me, when saying that You love reindeers. We love them very much. They are cute animals. Well, in this winter happening reindeers were small. I have seen bigger, but very seldom. This year’s reindeer race there was one, but curiously it was not so fast than smaller ones. Reindeers are also very individual. Some love that people touch and pat them. In my next post You will see more reindeers. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 10:53 | Reply

  22. This winter scenery is so different from what we are used to. The snow is beautiful. Matti, you should link this post to Jo’s Monday Walks. https://restlessjo.me/2019/02/25/jos-monday-walk-boa-vista/

    Comment by the eternal traveller — February 27, 2019 @ 22:52 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Thank You leaving so kind words and loving our winter walk. I will check the link.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 10:58 | Reply

  23. Bonsoir Matti,
    Toute la magie de l’hiver dans le grand Nord. De quoi rêver, avec cette très belle série…
    Ici, hiver très doux cette année, et 27°C aujourd’hui au Teich : un record !
    Bises et bonne fin de semaine.

    Comment by Marion B. — February 28, 2019 @ 00:47 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Vous avez laissée des mots si gentils. Je vous remercie. Wow, vous avez eu de vrais jours d’été, je vous envie. 🙂 Merci.

      Belle journée et bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 11:11 | Reply

  24. What a beautiful place! It must be very much for for the children! It’s good to see that folks of all ages are outside enjoying the beauty of winter!

    Comment by montucky — February 28, 2019 @ 01:51 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      Thank You leaving so kind words. The town of Oulu is one of my favorite town in Finland whether summer or winter.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 11:39 | Reply

  25. Always enjoy the snow/ice carvings. And I bet that the kids have a blast on the inner-tubes. –Curt

    Comment by Curt Mekemson — February 28, 2019 @ 02:46 | Reply

    • Hello Curt.

      Snow carving were beautiful, but to present then as they are, is not easy. White colors are not easy for camera. When they shine in color, the situation is different. 🙂 Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 11:52 | Reply

      • A couple of year’s ago, Matti, I traveled up to Fairbanks, Alaska for the international ice carving contest. Absolutely incredible. You did well with your photos. –Curt

        Comment by Curt Mekemson — February 28, 2019 @ 19:37 | Reply

        • Hello Curt.

          Sounds great. I wish, I would have been there! I have photographed some snow and ice carvings in Finland. This one built in snow, was the biggest ever built in Finland:

          World’s tallest ice Cathedral (Sagrada Família in ice)

          It presents the World-famous cathedral in Barcelona, Spain, but built in ice.

          Happy up coming weekend!

          Comment by Sartenada — March 1, 2019 @ 08:37 | Reply

          • Beautiful. Peggy and I have been to the cathedral in Barcelona. –Curt

            Comment by Curt Mekemson — March 2, 2019 @ 19:04 | Reply

  26. We have ice fishing, ice sculptures and snow tubing, reindeer pulling sleds we do not have! Great photos. : ) Rebecca

    Comment by fakeflamenco — February 28, 2019 @ 03:31 | Reply

  27. I have not done anything out. Fly fishing is famous in Japan.
    I never tried but I’d like to try it once. Reindeer is horny. I want to ride on the sled. It looks like you can enjoy it with your family. Good luck.

    Comment by tiara — February 28, 2019 @ 05:19 | Reply

    • Hello Tiara.

      To have a reindeer ride, then You have to travel to the Arctic Circle. There they arrange reindeer rides in winter. The place is must-visit-place. Here is one of my many posts there:

      Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle

      Best time for the visit starts from the end of January and ends in the beginning of April. We visit there normally sometimes in the middle of February. Thank You commenting.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 12:12 | Reply

  28. Um belo passeio pelo frio!

    Comment by dulcedelgado — February 28, 2019 @ 11:58 | Reply

    • Oi Dulcedelgado.

      Muito agradecido por seu comentário. Abraços e beijos.

      Boa semana pra você!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 28, 2019 @ 12:18 | Reply

  29. Hello (^^)
    I enjoyed the wonderful snow scene of Oulu. There are places where ice fishing can be done even in Japan. However, it is decreasing due to the influence of global warming.

    To a good one.

    Comment by saganhama — February 28, 2019 @ 14:43 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      You are right. Global warming decreases the length of winter. Sigh! I am glad that You left Your kind comment. Thank You.

      幸せな週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 1, 2019 @ 07:58 | Reply

  30. Looks incredibly cold, beautiful, and fun. ❤️

    Comment by Irene — February 28, 2019 @ 15:25 | Reply

    • Hello Irene.

      Cold, it is true, but when having good clothes, which warm and stop wind, then the weather feels normal, not cold. Thank You.

      Happy upcoming weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 1, 2019 @ 08:04 | Reply

  31. Magical winter captures. It looks like Canada I’m so many ways except the reindeer! So lovely to see.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — March 1, 2019 @ 05:52 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. Winter in both countries offers similarities, I think. Reindeers are cute animals, we love them. My next three posts will show more of reindeers.

      Happy upcoming weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 1, 2019 @ 08:42 | Reply

  32. The reindeer look a bit sad to me, but the kids are all happy 🙂 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by restlessjo — March 1, 2019 @ 09:51 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      Sad, well, maybe too much work and missing holidays. 🙂 In fact, they changed reindeers every few days, we saw it. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 1, 2019 @ 12:07 | Reply

  33. The snow scenery is absolutely beautiful – particularly in combination with sunshine and blue sky! It looks like the children are having lots of fun – and their parents as well! The carving at Nallikari winter village is a highlight, too.
    But I also enjoyed the Oulu photos very much, Matti! I always extremely admire those people who are able to sit down on a small folding stool on the ice of the lake (or sea) – and staying there sometimes for hours! – in order to catch a fish. Do they wear special winter boots? Otherwise their feet must be frozen afterwards. ^^ By the way, it’s the first time that I could see the large drill they use to get a hole in the ice. Stunning!

    Thanks for showing!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — March 1, 2019 @ 22:29 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. I answer to Your question concerning boots. I do not know, if they are special, but made in Finland. For example, our boots are warm, so warm, that in the cold of -20 Celsius, we can use summer socks, but for the comfort we use winter socks which Anja weaved. When walking with boots, our feet are warm even in the temperature of -33 Celsius. This is the lowest temperature in which we have been walking with them.

      Out boots we bought from Mikkeli, when we lived there. Anja bought first and told that they are warm and comfortable, So I bought also them. They are made in a factory very near to Mikkeli. Brand name is Kuoma.

      I give English links to their pages:

      http://www.kuomiokoski.fi/en/products/

      http://www.kuomiokoski.fi/en/productlist/#!mg_cd=9083

      BTW, they are not slippery.

      Happy weekend to You and Yours,
      Matti

      P.S. Anja just told that Russians visiting Finland / Mikkeli, they buy them like mad!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2019 @ 08:11 | Reply

  34. These photos are absolutely stunning, well done Matti.
    What a beautiful winter wonderland, between the caribou, children in tubes, snow sculptures, sled rides, beautiful white snow, clear blue skies and more. 💕

    Comment by Tokeloshe — March 2, 2019 @ 01:43 | Reply

    • Hello Linda.

      Thank You praising my post and its photos so nicely.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2019 @ 08:13 | Reply

  35. Oh! snow bike. I watch same one in my town!
    Whats kinds of fish fishing ?
    Last shot is beautiful! I like👍

    Comment by キース — March 2, 2019 @ 10:30 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Well, these are common – ヨーロピアンパーチ (止まり木). I am glad that You loved my photos and left Your kind comment.

      よい週末を!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2019 @ 11:28 | Reply

  36. What an amazing place, and so beautifully photographed by yourself. I’ve never been to Finland, so it’s lovely to experience it here. Lovely!

    Comment by Welcome to Wales — March 3, 2019 @ 15:13 | Reply

    • Hello Lizzie.

      Thank You taking a walk with us thru my photos.

      Happy new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 4, 2019 @ 09:55 | Reply

  37. What fabulous photos – I look forward to seeing more! We had the most amazing time in Finland xxx

    Comment by Maison Bentley Style — March 4, 2019 @ 11:25 | Reply

    • Hello Kate.

      How glad I am when reading that You had great time in Finland. Thank You leaving Your praising comment on my post.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 5, 2019 @ 07:34 | Reply

  38. I love winter and it’s all so beautiful and peaceful. The sculptures are amazing! I have never seen any like them!

    Comment by Averyl — March 5, 2019 @ 13:05 | Reply

    • Hello Averyl.

      Thank You praising my post. Very nice to read that You love winter and winter fun.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 5, 2019 @ 13:14 | Reply

  39. Wow! What an amazing place! We have a winter festival in norther Michigan, USA, that has snow sculptures sort of like this, but we don’t have reindeer or the snow tubing that you show here.

    Comment by dawnkinster — March 7, 2019 @ 13:47 | Reply

    • Hello Dawn.

      Glad to hear that You have winter festivals there also. Reindeers are cute animals, we love them. This winter I had possibility to participate in a reindeer race, which was open for everybody and free. Thank You leaving so kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 8, 2019 @ 07:49 | Reply

  40. The night photos have such beautiful colors.

    Comment by Michelle Cole — March 8, 2019 @ 01:08 | Reply

    • Hello Michelle.

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

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 8, 2019 @ 07:51 | Reply

  41. Hola !!!
    Excelentes las fotos de tu paseo de invierno.
    Para los que no vemos la nieve más que de cuando en cuando, es impresionante tanto paisaje blanco.
    Especialmente me encantó la forma de hacer el hueco en la nieve para poder pescar. No conocía ese método. Es muy interesante ver cómo se hace.
    Los renos son preciosos.
    ¡ Que bonito post, Mati !!!

    Comment by Si, Soy Gallega — March 8, 2019 @ 22:19 | Reply

    • Hola Louisa.

      Louisa, me alegro que te hayan gustado las fotos. La pesca de invierno es un invento de muchas décadas. Nos encantan los renos porque son simpáticos animales. Oulu se encuentra en el centro de Finlandia y es el único lugar donde se puede ver el reno en el festival de invierno. En los siguientes posts podrás ver más.

      Un abrazo y buen finde,
      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — March 9, 2019 @ 07:59 | Reply

      • Encantada de ver tus preciosas fotos que me hacen viajar sin moverme de casa a sitios preciosos.
        Buen finde Matti.

        Comment by Si, Soy Gallega — March 9, 2019 @ 10:49 | Reply

  42. Wow! Beautiful!

    Comment by strider48 — March 9, 2019 @ 15:11 | Reply

    • Hello John.

      Thank You leaving Your kind words!

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 10, 2019 @ 09:25 | Reply

  43. Beautiful photos! Thank you!

    Comment by runningtotravel — March 20, 2019 @ 14:49 | Reply

    • Hello Runningtotravel.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 21, 2019 @ 07:35 | Reply


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