Apukka Resort Blog & News
Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
Our blog introduces life in the Arctic to you one topic at a time. From our daily lives here in the North to the old beliefs built around the Northern Lights and the history of Lapland, our blog familiarizes Finland and the Finns to you on a new level.
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Although summer is getting closer in Rovaniemi day by day, we still have piles of snow everywhere in Apukka Resort. As you might know, us Finns, we like the snow. The way it sparkles on the coldest of days when the thermometer might drop down to -40 C, making the world outside look like it …
As you are reading this, the first proper snow of the winter has just landed to the ground at Apukka Resort. And there is a lot of it, enough for us to start running many of our winter activities. The thermometer is showing -16 C, and because of the quick drop in the temperature we …
Have you ever heard of “pyry”, “tuisku” or “loska”? Man called Franz Boas is well known for his Handbook of American Indian Languages, published in 1911. In this little book he commented on Inuit words for snow, and his writings have fueled a century long debate ever since. The Inuits are commonly referred as Eskimos and …
Have you heard of the chilly summer in the 1816? We’ve had couple of cold summers here in Finland recently and the whole Europe’s been kind of chilly in the summertime. Even if it’s cold and it feels bad to have freezing sensations during your summer holidays, luckily that’s all for us. Things were a bit different …
Did you know that in the autumn time we get less sunlight every day, but suddenly snow makes it a lot lighter? Before the first snow falls in the November it is usually quite dark here in the North. Feels like all the little amounts of light we get is sucked to the rainy roads …
Do you know about “the war of snowballs” that took place two years ago? Snowball fights are fun. Especially when you have many fighters at the same time. You know, the more the merrier. We’ve had plenty of world records here at our list of Snow Facts, like the biggest snowflake or the first identical …
Stop the press! Did you know two snowflakes can be the same? You may have heard people saying that two snowflakes cannot possibly be identical. Well, it is actually a myth which was busted already 40 years ago! No scientist ever said that two snowflakes cannot be the same. This idea was made popular by …
Have you heard of the biggest snowflake ever? Last year, we delved into fascinating Northern Light facts. This year, we take a closer look at snow! Welcome to our Snow Fact series, which is sure to make you see snow in a new light. Our inaugural fact will be about the largest snowflake ever recorded. …
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