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One topic at a time, our blog introduces life in the Arctic to you. 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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What Clothes to Pack for a Winter Vacation in Lapland?

During the coldest months in Lapland, the temperatures can drop even as low as –30 degrees Celsius, which means that packing proper clothing is vital to having an enjoyable vacation in Lapland. Even the warmer temperatures may start feeling cold in activities like husky rides and reindeer sleigh rides. We Finns have been learning how to …

Best Winter Activities for Families in Rovaniemi

There are so many exciting winter activities in Rovaniemi but how can you experience everything with your family? We gathered all the best winter activities for families and tips on how to experience them on your family vacation in Lapland and create amazing, unforgettable memories as a family.  Snowmobiling with Children The best way to …

6 Must-do Things When Traveling to Lapland in Winter – The Ultimate Lapland Bucket List

There are so many iconic things to do in the Arctic Circle during the winter, but what are the ones you shouldn’t miss out on? Look no further; we’ve gathered the ultimate Lapland bucket list of things that are totally worth your time. So experience the best of Finnish Lapland and Rovaniemi through active days …

The First Snow of the Winter

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 …

Snow Fact #3 – The Biggest Snowball Fight, like ever

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 …

Snow Fact #2 – Snowflakes alike

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 …

Snow Fact #1 – The World Largest Snowflake

Have you heard of the biggest snowflake ever? Last year we were uncovering interesting Northern Light Facts. This year we have something new: snow. This is the first fact in our Snow Fact -series covering interesting facts about snow and winter.This first fact will be about the biggest snowflake ever. Individual snowflakes are quite small, …


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