Lapland 2018

 

Desperate to see the Northern Lights, we booked a holiday to Lapland. We spent a week at the Muotkanmaja Wilderness Lodge. We recommend this hotel highly: staff, accommodation, the food, the range of activities and the enthusiastic guides were something special.

 

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There is no shortage of snow this far north!

 

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And the temperatures, well that's to be experienced: most of the week 30 degrees below freezing!

 

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On arrival at the lodge you are fitted out with a polar suit, and you absolutely need it!

 

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Not many hills hereabouts, and what hills there are don't mount too much

 

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Life at 30-below has strange consequences; your own breath freezes instantly!

 

 

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We did some X-country skiing and snow shoeing

 

 

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We drove skidoos

 

 

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We drove dogsleds

 

 

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And reindeer sleds.

 

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And we did indeed see the Northern Lights, but only on one night was it truly spectacular. With the simple cameras we had this is the best image we captured. In fact one-half of the sky was filled with curtains of colour. Even the hotel staff ventured out in the cold to see this show - and they claimed it was the best of the season so far. We were very lucky!

 

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