Ros Rayman – Lapland (Dec 13)

We had a great time in Lapland and apart from no northern light sightings it lived up to expectations! The Nellim Wilderness Lodge was great and the apartment perfect for a family with the added bonus of our own private sauna. The staff were so friendly and relaxed which gave the hotel a wonderful warm vibe, and there was plenty of outerwear available to keep us warm. Albeit for us temperatures were mild and rarely below minus 6.  The extra touches like reindeer skins, floodlit paths for midnight walks , snow shoes and sledges and constantly lit camp fires added to the whole experience.

Santa land was perfect and a hit with me. We had the place to ourselves for most of our visit and lots of time with santa and the blacksmith elf. It truly was a magical experience.  Reindeer sleigh ride and huskie ride were also great fun. New year was a wonderful and surreal experience to be out on frozen Lake Inari, drinking champagne and watching fireworks!