Travels in Finland and abroad

April 9, 2019

Reindeer rides and Santa / Paseos en rennes et Père Noël / Promenades en rennes y Papa Noel / Passeios de Rennes e Papai Noel

In English:

Reindeer rides and Santa at the Arctic Circle (66º 33″ 46)

How to reach the Arctic Circle?

First You have to visit Rovaniemi. You can fly to Rovaniemi in 1 hour and 20 minutes. I love the night train. Departure is in the evening and arrival next morning. The night train offers sleeping cars. Cabins have for example, toilets and shower. By car the trip takes about 9 hours and 10 minutes, but in winter You have to add 1 or 2 hours depending the road conditions and number of stops. The distance from Helsinki to Rovaniemi is 847 km / 526 mi. The distance from Rovaniemi to the Arctic Circle is 8 km / 5 mi. There is a bus connection to the Arctic Circle and of course taxi.

I have made many winter posts presenting the Arctic Circle and, in this post, I show You many reindeer photos. In one previous post I have told and shown outside photos of Eleanor Roosevelt’s log cabin at the Arctic Circle. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) visited there in 1950 and she was the wife of the President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945).
I had the possibility to visit it and this is why I have inside photos of the log cabin. Those who want to see photos of Santa, now I have a couple of them at the end of this post. After photos I give links to my previous posts of the Arctic Circle in winter.

En español:

Paseos en rennes et Père Noël en el Círculo Polar Arctico

¿Cómo llegar al círculo polar ártico?

Primero tienes que visitar Rovaniemi. Puedes volar a Rovaniemi en 1 hora y 20 minutos. Me encanta el tren nocturno. La salida es por la tarde y llegada a la mañana siguiente. El tren nocturno ofrece coches para dormir. Las cabañas tienen por ejemplo, lavabo y ducha. En automóvil, el viaje dura aproximadamente 9 horas y 10 minutos, pero en invierno, debe agregar 1 o 2 horas según las condiciones de la carretera y el número de paradas. La distancia desde Helsinki a Rovaniemi es de 847 km / 526 mi. La distancia de Rovaniemi al Círculo Polar Ártico es de 8 km / 5 mi. Hay una conexión de autobús al Círculo Ártico y, por supuesto, a un taxi.

He hecho muchos posts de invierno presentando el Círculo Ártico y, en este post, te muestro muchas fotos de renos. En un post anterior, conté y mostré fotos externas de la cabaña de troncos de Eleanor Roosevelt en el Círculo Ártico. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) visitó allí en 1950 y ella fue la esposa del presidente Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945). Tuve la posibilidad de visitarlo y es por eso que tengo fotos internas de la cabaña de troncos. Aquellos que quieren ver fotos de Santa, ahora tengo un par de ellas al final de este post. Después de las fotos, les dejo enlaces a mis publicaciones anteriores del Círculo Ártico en invierno.

En francais:

Promenades en rennes y Papa Noel au Cercle Arctique

Comment se rendre au cercle polaire arctique?

Vous devez d’abord visiter Rovaniemi. Vous pouvez voler à Rovaniemi en 1 heure et 20 minutes. J’aime le train de nuit. Le départ est dans la soirée et arrivée le lendemain matin. Le train de nuit propose des voitures-lits. Les cabines ont par exemple des toilettes et douche. En voiture, le trajet dure environ 9 heures et 10 minutes, mais en hiver, vous devez ajouter 1 ou 2 heures en fonction des conditions de la route et du nombre d’arrêts. La distance entre Helsinki et Rovaniemi est de 847 km / 526 mi. La distance entre Rovaniemi et le cercle polaire arctique est de 8 km / 5 mi. Il y a une connexion de bus au cercle polaire arctique et bien sûr un taxi.

J’ai publié de nombreux articles sur le cercle arctique pendant l’hiver et, dans cet article, je vous présente de nombreuses photos de rennes. Dans un précédent article, j’ai raconté et montré à l’extérieur des photos de la cabane en rondins d’Eleanor Roosevelt au cercle polaire arctique. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) s’y est rendue en 1950 et elle était l’épouse du président Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945). J’ai eu la possibilité de le visiter et c’est pourquoi j’ai des photos intérieures de la cabane en rondins. Ceux qui veulent voir des photos du père Noël, maintenant j’en ai quelques-uns à la fin de ce post. Après les photos, je donne des liens vers mes précédents articles sur le cercle polaire arctique en hiver.

Em Português:

Passeios de Rennes e Papai Noel no Círculo Polar Ártico

Como chegar ao Círculo Ártico?

Primeiro você tem que visitar Rovaniemi. Você pode voar para Rovaniemi em 1 hora e 20 minutos. Eu amo o trem noturno. A partida é à noite e chegada na manhã seguinte. O trem noturno oferece carros para dormir. As cabines têm, por exemplo, lavabos e duche. De carro a viagem leva cerca de 9 horas e 10 minutos, mas no inverno Você tem que adicionar 1 ou 2 horas, dependendo das condições da estrada e do número de paradas. A distância de Helsinki para Rovaniemi são 847 km / 526 mi. A distância de Rovaniemi para o Círculo Ártico é de 8 km / 5 mi. Há uma conexão de ônibus para o Círculo Ártico e, claro, de táxi.

Eu fiz muitos posts de inverno apresentando o Círculo Polar Ártico e, neste post, mostro-lhe muitas fotos de renas. Em um post anterior, contei e mostrei fotos externas da cabana detroncos de Eleanor Roosevelt no Círculo Polar Ártico. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) visitou lá em 1950 e ela era a esposa do Presidente Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945). Eu tive a possibilidade de visitá-lo e é por isso que tenho fotos internas da cabana. Aqueles que querem ver fotos do Papai Noel, agora eu tenho alguns deles no final deste post. Depois das fotos eu dou links para meus posts anteriores do Círculo Ártico no inverno.

Reindeer rides and Santa / Paseos en rennes et Père Noël / Promenades en rennes y Papa Noel / Passeios de Rennes e Papai Noel

Reindeer rides and Santa / Paseos en rennes et Père Noël / Promenades en rennes y Papa Noel / Passeios de Rennes e Papai Noel

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Reindeer rides and Santa / Paseos en rennes et Père Noël / Promenades en rennes y Papa Noel / Passeios de Rennes e Papai Noel

More information about Roosevelt log Cabin

My first winter post showing the Arctic Circle in winter.

Arctic Circle in winter

Reindeer races, not rides, but races, in which You could participate free

Reindeer race 2016

Reindeer race 2017

Reindeer race 2018

89 Comments »

  1. The reindeer seem to be very beautiful and majestic animals. Each view you share is like an illustration for a winter book 🙂
    I too, enjoy night trains. It is a slower, calmer pace. I wish you and your family a good week!

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — April 9, 2019 @ 06:35 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      I am glad that You loved my post and its photos. The Arctic Circle is the place, where people coming abroad should visit and not only to stay in Helsinki. Thank You commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 9, 2019 @ 08:22 | Reply

  2. Beautiful!

    Comment by cindy knoke — April 9, 2019 @ 06:45 | Reply

    • Hello Cindy.

      Thank You leaving Your comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 9, 2019 @ 08:23 | Reply

  3. Todella hyvät kuvat Santa Claus Villagesta eli Joulupukin Pajakylästä! Mikä kamera sinulla on? Minä olen kuvannut nykyään vain puhelimella. Siinä ei riitä valovoima.

    Comment by rdegand — April 9, 2019 @ 08:19 | Reply

    • Hei Ritva.

      Kiitos kehuista. Arvostan kommenttiasi. Kamerani on jo muutamia vuosia vanha, Nikon D750, täyskenno. Zoomilinssi on Nikkor 28-300 milliä. Se toimi hyvin lähi- ja kaukokuvissa. Nykyiset puhelimet antavat käytännössä yhtä hyviä kuvia, kuin kamerani, mutta zoomatessa ne häviävät mennen tullen. Vaimoni kuvaa puhelimellani, joka on meillä tietysti aina mukana. Se on aina valmiudessa sekunnissa. Siinä on kolme kameraa, jotka ottavat ison kuvan eli n. 40 megabittiä. Se ottaa myös kuvia myös melkein pimeässä. Olen kokeilut asiaa vessassa ovi hivenen auki. Valokuvaukselle se tarjoa useita valmiita ohjelmia, jopa samanlaisia asetuksia kuin järjestelmä kamerat.

      Luulen, että sinun kannattaisi katsoa vanha postaukseni, jossa vertaan kameraani ja puhelimeeni:

      Alpine model railway exhibition

      Eräässä kommentissa paljastin tuon puhelimen mallin. Se oli aluksi kallis, mutta hinta putoaa koko ajan. Olen erittäin tyytyväinen siihen.

      Hyvää päivän jatkoa,
      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — April 9, 2019 @ 08:40 | Reply

  4. Such a lovely place! Exactly what I imagine about Santa Claus’ home 🙂 Love the contrast between the red houses and the pure white snow. The reindeer is definitively a plus!

    Comment by Len Kagami — April 9, 2019 @ 09:21 | Reply

    • Hello Len.

      Nice to read Your kind comment. I am glad You loved my photos. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 9, 2019 @ 09:50 | Reply

      • Have you tried riding the reindeer? 🙂 How was your experience?

        Comment by Len Kagami — April 10, 2019 @ 12:52 | Reply

        • Hello Len.

          No! I have not heard that somebody tried to ride the reindeer. Well, I have tried to ride the cow, when young boy. It thrown me off the back fast. Fortunately, I didn’t hurt myself! Thank You commenting.

          Have a good day!

          Comment by Sartenada — April 11, 2019 @ 06:40 | Reply

  5. How lovely it all looks, really great with the snow and colours. Great shots!

    Comment by utesmile — April 9, 2019 @ 09:36 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Very nice that You loved my last winter post before next winter. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 9, 2019 @ 09:57 | Reply

  6. Hello! I am thrilled to see the wonderful snow scene. I think your country is a severe winter, but it is wonderful to have fun with snow. Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — April 9, 2019 @ 09:46 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      Thank You leaving so kind words. I always hope that visitors coming abroad visit this place. Many visitors stop at Helsinki and think: this it was. Now I have seen Finland. They even do not visit nearest small towns which shows different sceneries and historic buildings like this:

      Church of Lohja

      The trip lasts only one hour from Helsinki.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — April 9, 2019 @ 10:10 | Reply

  7. Kiitos vihjeistä, Matti! Olen kuvannut nykyään enimmäkseen puhelimella, jolla saan tehtyä myös kuvatarinat vaikka suoraan YouTubeen. Minua harmittaa kuitenkin pari asiaa eli se, että IPhonen akku hyytyy nopeasti pienessäkin pakkasessa. Puhelimen kamerassa ei myöskään ole valovoimaa riittävästi. Nyt harkitsen uuden peilittömän kameran ostamista, tai oikeammin unelmoin siitä, koska se on melko arvokas. Ehkä silti tulevaisuuden kamera.

    Comment by rdegand — April 9, 2019 @ 09:47 | Reply

    • Kiitos taas kommentista. Kyllä peilitön kamera on nykyaikaa – se on fakta. Kun Nikonilta ilmestyi kaksi peilitöntä kameraa aloin innostuneena lukea arvosteluja useilla kielillä. Suosittelen sinullekin sitä. Itse asiassa löytyy jopa vertailuja peilittömien ja peilisten välillä ja erimerkkien. Jokainen meistä päättä kameransa hankinnan eri kriteerien pohjalta. Tuo Huawein akku ei hyytynyt tänä talvena ollenkaan, sillä sen koko on 4000 mAh. Tämän lisäksi minulle oli mukana 18000 mAh varavirtapankki. Sillä lataile puhelimia ja muita juttuja parin viikon ajan.

      Peilittömät kamerat ovat pieniä eli helppo kuljettaa mukana. Se mitä sinun kannatta tehdä myös on tutkia millaisia huhuja (rumors) on liikkeellä eli ostanko nyt vai puolen vuoden päästä. Itse olen ostamassa (loppusyksyllä) Nikon D850:n Se on suhteellisen uusi ja monessa suhteessa parempi kuin Nikonin uutta kaksi peilitöntä. Minun nykyisessä kamerassa on jo kaksi korttipaikkaa. Eli jos toinen särkyy, niin kuvat ovat varmuudella toisessa kortissa. Näistä voisi jutella pitkään. Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — April 9, 2019 @ 10:31 | Reply

  8. Looks like a wonderful place to visit Matti. Have a lovely week. 🙂

    Comment by a mindful traveler — April 9, 2019 @ 11:38 | Reply

  9. Such beautiful photos Matti. I’ve not yet visited Rovaniemi but have enjoyed two winter holidays in Saariselka. On both occasions I took a Finnair flight from Helsinki but I’d love to have the opportunity of travelling in a sleeper train as I’ve never experienced it anywhere. Have a good week. Marion

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — April 9, 2019 @ 11:49 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. We have not been in in winter in Saariselkä. It offers nice walking / hiking paths and huge amount of log houses. I suggest You to check my two posts from there:

      Saariselkä, Finland. Part 1

      Saariselkä, Finland. Part 2

      Saariselkä 3

      If You have seen these – well, it is okay. 🙂

      Maybe You will find something which You have seen when being there:

      Have ag god day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 9, 2019 @ 11:59 | Reply

  10. Your interesting photos show how people in Finland can have fun and how they stay warm in spite of the grim cold. The reindeer photos are absolutely superb.

    Comment by Peter Klopp — April 9, 2019 @ 15:08 | Reply

    • Hello Peter.

      You are right. We have to know how to stay warm indeed. Thank You leaving Your kind comment on my last winter post before next winter.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 10, 2019 @ 06:37 | Reply

  11. Your wonderful photos really show the beauty and joy of winter!

    Comment by montucky — April 9, 2019 @ 15:43 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      Thank You loving my last winter post before next winter.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 10, 2019 @ 06:44 | Reply

  12. It was wonderful to see Santa in a setting so close to the North Pole. All of your photos are interesting and beautiful.

    Comment by seniorhiker — April 9, 2019 @ 15:48 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      I am glad that You left Your kind comment on this last winter post before next winter. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 10, 2019 @ 06:46 | Reply

  13. Gorgeous! So lovely! 💜

    Comment by petiteloulou25 — April 9, 2019 @ 17:03 | Reply

    • Hello Heather.

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

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 10, 2019 @ 06:55 | Reply

  14. It’s full of lovely things.
    You show us beautiful world every post.
    Thank you!

    Comment by 洋子 — April 9, 2019 @ 18:03 | Reply

    • こんにちは 洋子.

      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 — April 10, 2019 @ 07:01 | Reply

  15. It’s quite a long and arduous trip to get there, isn’t it, Matti? I wonder how Santa makes the reverse trip so quickly. 🙂

    Comment by Heide — April 10, 2019 @ 02:00 | Reply

    • Hello Heide.

      Thank You. Well, it is a great joy to drive thru snowy white Finland. White winter is beautiful. Sometimes when on a road trip we have had really bad weather, but it happens.

      Answer to Your wondering is simple. Every time when children get their presents, the load of reindeers is getting lighter and the return journey is therefore fast. 🙂

      When being in the army, reason was different for army horses. Army horses returned to the stable very fasy because the dinner table was laid and there was a fear that the food could cool. 🙂

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 10, 2019 @ 07:19 | Reply

      • I love your explanation about the speed of Santa’s sleigh, Matti! I believe you are right. 🙂 Just as I enjoyed your recollection about the horses in the army running to the stable when it was dinnertime. I worked as a ranch hand for a time and remember the same with the horses I took care of. One of the very first lessons I got was not stand far away from the barn door at feeding time. 🙂

        Have a good day as well!

        Comment by Heide — April 10, 2019 @ 13:02 | Reply

        • Hello Heide.

          Wow, it was nice to hear, that You have similar experiences with horses! 🙂 Thank You telling Your experience.

          Have a wonderful day!

          Comment by Sartenada — April 11, 2019 @ 06:42 | Reply

          • Indeed, Matti — it’s lovely to discover another shared interest. Only a couple of my horses would have been suitable for the army, however, because most were afraid of any kind of noise. They would have been a disaster on a battlefield (unless your goal was to leave the battlefield as quickly as possible and run into the barn, ha ha).

            Comment by Heide — April 11, 2019 @ 21:17 | Reply

            • Hello Heide.

              Thank You. Well, can You imagine that we really needed horses in war? I made Google to translate 2 Finnish pages to English for You. Here:

              A horse in the war between 1939 and 1945

              Horses in war

              Surprising?

              I wish You a very happy upcoming weekend:
              Matti

              Comment by Sartenada — April 12, 2019 @ 07:39 | Reply

              • Thank you for those links, Matti — both very interesting. How sad to see that poor horse with a bullet hole in its neck, however. It breaks my heart when other creatures pay such a horrible price for humans’ conflicts. But happily your part of the world is at peace again and the horses can go back to their quiet lives.

                Have a wonderful weekend as well!

                Comment by Heide — April 12, 2019 @ 12:21 | Reply

                • Hello Heide.

                  Thank You leaving so kind comment and understanding animals’ suffering. When talking about war, We Finns are grateful to Your people! When it was WWII, You sold to us 44 Brewster F2A Buffalos. Although we lost the war, with these fighters the Finnish war pilots gained 447 air victories for 19 losses. In This museum there is still the only one in the world. This war fighter is called Brewster BW372. I have 16 photos showing this plane. Worth of seeing!

                  Aviation Museum of Central Finland

                  Happy weekend,
                  Matti

                  Comment by Sartenada — April 13, 2019 @ 11:53 | Reply

  16. Wonderful! And the snowman is huge!! Thanks for the enjoyable post!

    Comment by Deb — April 10, 2019 @ 04:34 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      It was nice to read Your kind comment. Thank You. The snowman was huge really, but cute. Visiting this place is always a great joy.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 10, 2019 @ 07:28 | Reply

  17. Hello!
    I also want to ride a sleigh but I do not know if it can withstand the cold. It’s pretty cold? This is near spring but I have snow here today. Surely cherry blossoms will be surprised. Santa Claus and a big snowman are nice!Have a nice day!

    Comment by tiara — April 10, 2019 @ 06:26 | Reply

    • Hello Tiara.

      Well, next winter, You could take a reindeer ride. Now the season is practically off. Keeping cold outside Your body, then You have to dress in layers. The temperature varies very much. Someday cold and someday warmer. Wool is good, but also some wind stopping cloths. Thank You.

      Welcome someday and have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 10, 2019 @ 07:45 | Reply

  18. Ces photos sont magiques! Quel endroit féerique! J’ajoute le cercle Artique à ma liste. Merci!☺️

    Comment by Noemie-Capucine Quessy — April 10, 2019 @ 19:03 | Reply

  19. Looks so beautiful in the sunshine! Colourful and joyful as well! I’m pretty sure the people who decided to participate in a nice sleigh ride enjoyed it very much. Thanks for showing, Matti.

    Have a nice week! Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — April 10, 2019 @ 20:01 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      I agree to Your opinion. This winter I participated in this race. I was very excited before it! The experience was fantastic and absolutely worth to experience. I can compare it with my fast driving on German “Autobahnen” at the speed of 242 km/h (my record. This happened long time ago and I’ll never drive so fast. Anyway, I am pleased that tied it once in the life time). My race did not go excellent, but the feeling was awesome. Very enjoyable, incredible! Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful week,
      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — April 11, 2019 @ 07:06 | Reply

  20. Absolutely magical. I would love to see this one day.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — April 11, 2019 @ 02:55 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. You are welcome. At the same time visit world’s biggest snow castle in Kemi. Easy to reach from the ton of Rovaniemi (Arctic Circle) by train.

      Best Snow Castle photos

      If You love skiing, then in Lapland we have great skiing center. Among the best, is Ylläs.

      Hello Sue.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. You are welcome. At the same time visit world’s biggest snow castle in Kemi. Easy to reach from the ton of Rovaniemi (Arctic Circle) by train.

      Best Snow Castle photos

      If You love skiing, then in Lapland we have great skiing center. Among the best, is Ylläs.

      https://www.yllas.fi/en/services/skiing.html

      Have a good day!

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 11, 2019 @ 07:32 | Reply

  21. Siempre es maravilloso viajar con la imaginación gracias a tus magníficas fotografías, Matti, y llegar hasta el Círculo Polar Ártico, todavía más. ¡Gran trabajo! Enhorabuena.
    Un gran abrazo.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — April 11, 2019 @ 10:43 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Tus palabras tan amables me calientan mi Corazón. ¡Bienvenida algún día, lo que sea verano o invierno! Muchas gracias.

      Un abrazo y ¡buen día!
      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — April 11, 2019 @ 10:49 | Reply

  22. Lindas fotos, lugar maravilhoso 🙂 Espero conhecer num future proximo. Love it !!!

    Comment by Gilda Baxter — April 11, 2019 @ 13:52 | Reply

    • Oi Gilda.

      Eu gostaria que você pudesse este lugar. Mesmo no verão, vale a pena uma visita. Em um post, que enviei pra você, sugeri que você viajasse para Nordkapp, na Noruega, via Finlândia.

      Road trip to Nordkapp

      No caminho para Nordkapp através da Finlândia Você terá muito o que ver!

      Tenha um bom dia.Viagens felizes e seguras!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 12, 2019 @ 07:24 | Reply

  23. This looks like a fun place to visit! I like the architectural style of the buildings, the giant snowman, and the colorful harnesses on the reindeer! It’s interesting how their hooves are especially designed for snow travel. And Santa has quite the beard!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — April 11, 2019 @ 21:04 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      This is one of my favorite Place to visit in winter Finland. Thank You commenting so nicely.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 12, 2019 @ 07:26 | Reply

  24. Beautiful photos!
    I like big snowman & old car.
    airstream line is my favorite.
    Thank you!

    Comment by キース — April 13, 2019 @ 09:37 | Reply

    • こんにちは キース.

      コメントありがとうございます。

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 13, 2019 @ 11:08 | Reply

  25. My parents have been here.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — April 13, 2019 @ 11:49 | Reply

  26. It looks like such a happy place! I wish I could go there one day!

    Comment by TCast — April 17, 2019 @ 09:16 | Reply

    • Hello Teresa.

      Thank You leaving Your kind words. It is magical winter place. If You decide to visit Finland in summer, then Remember that You can cruise on many of our lakes on board of old steam ships. Watching mid-summer sun in the north is something, which You would never forget. I have told about me, my life and my Finland with many photos here:

      About me

      Welcome!

      Happy and safe travels!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 17, 2019 @ 10:58 | Reply

      • Thanks for the suggestion. Maybe one day!

        Comment by TCast — April 17, 2019 @ 11:46 | Reply

        • As I said earlier, You are welcome. My about tells incredible things in my country. I suggest You to read and notice that I am not young man. 🙂

          Comment by Sartenada — April 17, 2019 @ 11:49 | Reply

  27. Oh, I want to experience this so much! Your post is beautiful and very inspirational !!! xx, nano

    Comment by Nano @ Travels With Nano — April 17, 2019 @ 15:31 | Reply

    • Hello Nano.

      How nice to read Your comment! Thank You. Next winter You should come. Not so far away there is in Kemi, world’s biggest snow castle. Kemi can be reached easily by train or bus. It is not only the snow castle, but much more. Here:

      Best Snow Castle photos

      Happy and safe travels-

      Comment by Sartenada — April 18, 2019 @ 07:01 | Reply

      • That is good to know! I’ll definitely try to plan a visit 🙂

        Comment by Nano @ Travels With Nano — April 19, 2019 @ 21:32 | Reply

        • Hello Nano.

          Remember that it is only in February on the first weekend of mid-February. Before arriving, You can ask it from me.

          Have a wonderful day!

          Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2019 @ 11:42 | Reply

  28. Wow magic ✨ ty for sharing 🙏🏻

    Comment by loufoxinloveblog — May 12, 2019 @ 12:38 | Reply

    • Hello Loufox.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment / Merci pour ce joli compliment.

      Have a good day! / Bon début de semaine!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 13, 2019 @ 08:19 | Reply

  29. What fun!! Lovely photos and beautiful countryside.

    Comment by ktzefr — May 15, 2019 @ 23:10 | Reply

    • Hello Katie.

      I am glad that You loved this post. The Arctic Circle is very popular in winter. We have been there not only in winter, but in summer and autumn. One reason to its popularity is its situation. Very nearby there is the beautiful town called Rovaniemi. Also, from Rovaniemi it is easy to visit world’s biggest snow castle, which is quite an experience! Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 16, 2019 @ 06:45 | Reply

  30. Love the photos! Quite an adventure

    Comment by viviennemackie — May 16, 2019 @ 22:27 | Reply

    • Hello Vivienne.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. Well, this is typical in the northern Finland. There are more like Reindeer races which are free and open for everybody and unique experience in the world. World’s Biggest Snow Castle is also worth for visit.

      Have a wonderful Day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 17, 2019 @ 07:01 | Reply

  31. Such a lovely place. Would love to visit some day, thanks for sharing this 🙂

    Comment by ShreYeah — May 25, 2019 @ 19:09 | Reply

    • Hello ShreYeah.

      It is indeed. Winter experiences are wonderful. There are more, if You are interested in to know.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 26, 2019 @ 07:21 | Reply

  32. Absolutely stunning photography! Loved them all.

    Comment by Dippy Dotty Girl — July 18, 2019 @ 16:17 | Reply

    • Hi Dippy Dotty Girl.

      Winter offers incredible experiences. This was one of them. Have You ever thought that You could Yourself sit in the sled pulled by the reindeer and thus participate in a reindeer race, which is free for everybody? It is once in the life time experience. Here:

      Reindeer race 3

      Did You know that we build every winter world’s biggest snow castle? Inside there is ice bar, restaurant, chapel, rooms where to spend a night. Here:

      Best Snow Castle photos.

      Happy and safe travels!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 19, 2019 @ 06:41 | Reply

  33. Wow!!! Such lovely photos! It looks absolutely fun there. -Amor

    Comment by We Travel Happy — September 21, 2019 @ 06:30 | Reply

    • Hello We Travel Happy.

      Thank You leaving your kind comment. This is one of my favorite winter places. I think that you never have hears about this happening in Oulu. It is only in one weekend, on Saturday normally. It is an everyman’s reindeer contest. It is free for everybody, meaning that you could also to participate in it. This race is unique in the whole world, that meaning that it is once in the life time experience. Last winter I finally participated in it. Next winter, I will show some photos. Here are my latest photos from this winter:

      Reindeer race 3

      Happy and safe travels!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 23, 2019 @ 07:32 | Reply

      • Oh you’re right! I’ve never hear of Oulu. Thanks for the link. It’s nice that vven kids can join the race. My sister was in Finland last winter and had beautiful pictures with the reindeer as well. 🙂 – Amor

        Comment by We Travel Happy — September 23, 2019 @ 11:09 | Reply

        • Hello – Amor.

          Thank you very much,
          Matti

          Comment by Sartenada — September 23, 2019 @ 12:09 | Reply


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