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Picture a wide open landscape of an endless white carpet of snow; patches of old growth forest with trees covered in lichen. Suddenly a flock of reindeer appears from between the white hills: with massive antlers on their heads, and tiny white fur-balls aka. fluffy reindeer calves roaming between their legs. The herd grows bigger, thousands of animals emerge from the forest, moving in harmony like a swarm of birds. …

[ Written by Kathi | 23 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Deep within the Arctic Circle in magical Finnish Lapland you’ll find Ylläs, a winter wonderland that is home to the country’s third largest National Park. As winter descends and daylight disappears, people flock to Ylläs from all over the world to see the Northern Lights, experience Lappish culture, go snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing or do crazier things like ice dipping.
These weren’t the reasons we came to Ylläs. We came for …

[ Written by Frankie | 19 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Fairy tales are hard stories to forget. It’s easy to see why with all of those pretty princesses, the grand castles, the knights in shining armour and of course there’s always a handsome prince with great hair dishing out life-saving snogs. All those tales we are told by story books and Disney, they stay with us. Even now, when I am almost certain that I’m too old and pear-shaped to …

[ Written by Frankie | 18 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | ]