One of my first trip I did in Finland was Lapland. Maybe for that reason, or because it is totally different to anything you can imagine, it has been one of my favourite trips.
It was nine days of trip, but the first and last one was spending on the bus. I thought I was going to die but, the nineteen hours of bus and cold, was worth it.
The first day, in our way to Vasatokka, we stopped in the Kemi Snowcastle and in the Santa Claus Village. The snowcastle was very nice, it’s so difficult thinking that you can build such a big castle only with ice and all the details inside it. After the castle, we arrived to the fantastic village of Santa Claus. I wished my little brothers were there. And of course, we met Santa. Finally in the night, we arrived to Vasatokka.
The second day we spent the day in the forest enjoying the snow with: snowfights, sledging…At night we tried sauna and right after we took a bath in the lake next to the sauna. We couldn’t leave Finland without doing that.
The Third day was the best, the perfect day. We went to a little village in Norway and we swam in the Artic Ocean. Then in the night we made a barbeque and finally: we saw the nothern lights. Such a magic and beautiful show. It is a must see.
The next day was a Sumi day, we saw the reindeers and the typical clothes. The last day, in the way back, we stopped in Inari and some people did skiing and some people went to the husky safari, like me. It was amazing, the views and the husky farm. It was kind of sad because I had to say goodbye to all the people I met in this incredible trip.
Text and photo: Nazaret Muriel Cantillo