Monthly Archives: December 2015

Arctic Ice Hotel, Glass Igloos and the Aurora Borealis 

After leaving the Santa Village on Boxing Day we moved to the other side of Rovaniemi, to a slightly more remote location, to stay at the Arctic Snow Hotel. First built in 2008, the hotel is built every year for … Continue reading

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Our Snowmen

The occupants of cabins at the Santa Village each build their own snowman at the front door. On Christmas Day we spent some time building our own two snowmen, one for each of the kids, in front of our cabin. … Continue reading

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Husky Safari

On our last day in the Santa Claus Village (Boxing Day), we went on a Husky Sled Ride at the Husky Park. The weather was perfect, it had dropped back down to about -8C after hitting +2C on Christmas Day, … Continue reading

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Ice Slides and fun in the Ice at Snowman World

On Christmas Eve we spent most of the day at Snowman World. This place is great fun, it has a large snow igloo with an ice bar, ice restaurant, small ice slide and a number of snow and ice sculptures, … Continue reading

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A Merry Christmas with Santa himself!

We have been lucky enough to see Santa a few times while we have been in his Village. We first popped into his office on 23/12 to deliver some letters in person from a couple of Ari’s school friends. He … Continue reading

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Tess Says – Snowmobiles are not as easy as they look!

Well, they are for ages Five and up, and she’s only 4 3/4, so we were pretty proud of her having a go!    This was her first attempt solo since getting her official kids snowmobile license.

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Reindeer Sleigh Ride

On Wednesday 23/12 we took a ride in two sleighs pulled by two reindeer.                    

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