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Crossing Borders

Visited December 2013 Day 5 The search for a transport service from Rovaniemi to Kiruna was one of my most difficult tasks. While public transport was available, there were about 3-4 connecting services between buses and trains, and it would have taken us one whole day to get from one place to the other. Just…

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A Santa Experience

Visited December 2013 Day 4 Did you know that although reindeers are allowed to roam freely, they do belong to someone? The ears of the reindeers are engraved with individualized design, each pattern representing their owners. And the more reindeer a Sami has, the ‘richer’ he is supposed to be. We had the privilege to…

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Northbound: Finnish Lapland

Visited December 2013 Day 3 The day we would travel further north had finally arrived, as we woke up to mists on our windows. It had started snowing in Helsinki! Quickly savouring our last breakfast, we went back up to get our coats and headed straight to the port to experience our first snow fall.…