10 tips for hot-country visitors planning a trip to Rovaniemi in winter
Feb13

10 tips for hot-country visitors planning a trip to Rovaniemi in winter

Someone from a mild climate has no idea what sub-zero temperatures feel like. Clifford Roberts* offers a few guidelines if you’re headed for the fantastic town of Rovaniemi. Sometime last year my wife and I decided we’d like to see the Northern Lights and that’s how we ended up in Rovaniemi, the commercial centre of Finland’s northernmost province. When we began our research however, we found it difficult to get information that...

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A full day living Lapland
Feb06

A full day living Lapland

It was our first day in Rovaniemi, we landed the night before at -36 degrees and we immediately went into the taxi, which took us to the door of our house. The next morning, while we had breakfast in the kitchen, we saw the dim sunlight on the horizon almost like a mirage. Even though it was nine o’clock in the morning, there were still three hours until dawn and the darkness predominated in the sky. The polar night in Finland...

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A night snowmobile ride into magic-land
Jan23

A night snowmobile ride into magic-land

Maryke Roberts is a veteran journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Covering an array of fields including travel, wine, literature, theatre and agriculture, she contributes to some of South Africa’s most widely read magazines, newspapers and websites. Her work is regularly singled out for awards. She loves travel, which is second only to her co-writing husband, and a passion that has taken her across the length and breadth of the...

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My first day in Rovaniemi and the Santa Claus Safari
Dec27

My first day in Rovaniemi and the Santa Claus Safari

About the author of this post: DocGelo is an International Multi-Awarded Filipino Blogger, author of 2 published travel photobooks, a licensed Filipino Physician, a travel and photography enthusiast and a foodie. He has traveled to 32 countries in 5 continents to date. He has been blogging from Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Beyond Toxicity @ www.docgelo.com and posts most of his stunning images on Instagram  I looked at my window and...

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5 Ways Luosto is the perfect winter dream destination
Feb29

5 Ways Luosto is the perfect winter dream destination

I was looking for a winter getaway, to get out of the city, breathe some nature and feel the wild. I also didn’t want to drive for hours, so my criteria were pretty solid. The ideal spot turned out to be Luosto! Within easy reach of a very frequented airport, not very crowded, winter wonderland. For two quick days I went on an escape into the Finnish wilderness, and the trip was quite extraordinary. Let me tell you why: 1. Feel...

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Rovaniemi, experiences under the full moon
Jan20

Rovaniemi, experiences under the full moon

Probably because of my design background, the Nordic designs I worked on gave me a wonderful impression of Scandinavia. Finland, Norway, Denmark have always been on the top of my travel list. The amazing fairy tale natural scenery is a big part of this attraction. After seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland, shuttling between the Fjords in Flåm, I decided Finland would be the perfect destination for me and my partner (Phyllis) to...

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