This day we plan to go to the
World, where we can find a hotel, restaurant and bar made of ice, among
We’ll spend the rest of the day having typical
Lappish experiences, like a husky sled ride, driving a snowmobile or a
ride in a reindeer sleigh.
As we arrived so late last night, today we’re at
breakfast buffet just a few minutes before 10 AM, the closing time.
Our first visit today is to Snowman World. A thermometer is indicating
it is -3║ inside, but as there is -5║ outside we’re going to be very
well. Admission fee is 18€ per person but when I’m ready to pay the
girl explains there is a 50% discount today, so we pay 9€ each.
The first we find inside is the ice bar, where we
lot of pictures with the ice sculptures. There is nobody else here, not
even attending the bar.
The only exit of this bar goes to a pass way with
carved at walls and doors at both sides. The most of them are for rooms
carved in the snow with beds made of ice. One at left is taking to a
big hall which seems to be a restaurant. We leave that for later as
there is a group there. Another door at right is addressing outside, to
a big area full of attractions carved in the snow, as all sort of
As the ticket is a sort of all-inclusive bracelet
allows us to go out and in every time we want along the entire day, we
leave the place with the thought of coming back and complete our
exploration of the place.
keep walking following the road until finding the Husky Park at the
end. Inside we can see a lot of dogs in fenced areas, but not a single
When we find a woman we pay 35€ per person to her
a 2 Km ride. She tells us it is less than 10 minutes and gets us into a
sled and drives us out of the place to enjoy the beautiful landscape of
snowed Lapland, surrounded by trees.
I didn’t imagine we could go this fast with the
dogs so I
was not ready and I have to leave the camera because my bare hands are
hurting with this cold.
This is a fantastic experience and then we can pet a puppy
brings us from a litter of 6. Then we get warm in a hut with a fire in
the middle and hot drinks.
But if we’re talking about “fantastic”
the next is the most. We get into Santa’s Office and cross the iron
door marking he is behind. Since this point no photos or videos are
allowed and we walk through a path with singular views and sound until
a large place with a sort of huge machine with a big pendulum. He is
upstairs and can have a little chart with him as he seems to speak
every language. We then buy the video and the pictures of the meeting
After that we get into Snowman World one more time
complete the visit with the restaurant and enjoying the different
slides they have there.
It is 2 PM when we’re back in our apartment to
rest. We pay the missing sleep last night with a nap. We┤ll only be out
for some shopping and talking with the hotel desk about the check out
and transfer to the airport tomorrow. Tonight is when we try the sauna
in our apartment while we can see a thin green line again in the dark
sky through the window.