Visiting Santa

Our time in Rovaniemi was drawing to a close. For our final day, we went to Santa’s village in the Arctic Circle. The regular Santa’s Bus takes about 40 minutes from the train station to reach the village. On arriving, we went in the first building we saw, which happen to have the line marking … Continue reading / view photos Visiting Santa

A snowy museum day in Rovaniemi

After yesterday’s gorgeous sun, the clear skies deserted Rovaniemi. Clouds blanketed the city, and snow fell steadily throughout the day, adding an extra layer to the already snow-covered ground. There was a silver-lining to the change in weather: the freshly covered pavements were more walkable. Given the less-than-ideal weather, we planned to dedicate the day … Continue reading / view photos A snowy museum day in Rovaniemi

Reindeer farm and sleigh ride

It was sub-zero in Rovaniemi but there is no such thing as bad weather: just inappropriate clothing. We took lots of clothes and were nice and toasty. I dressed the way I did in the Antarctic several years ago: lots of layers. Walking on the snow and ice from our guesthouse to Rovaniemi town centre … Continue reading / view photos Reindeer farm and sleigh ride

Rock church and train to Lapland

We had booked seats for the early afternoon train to Rovaniemi, which is close to the Arctic Circle. There were a few hours before the train left Helsinki. So, we walked via an unfamiliar route to Temppeliaukio Church, popularly known as Rock Church because it is built directly into solid rock. The church attracted nearly … Continue reading / view photos Rock church and train to Lapland