Northern Lights

Northern Lights

I have been in Rovaniemi now for more than two and a half month and I have seen Northen lights just once, maybe twice. Those times they were very wan or just visible on the camera display. But last night was the first time that I saw them bright and clear! It really is magical how [...]

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Trip to St. Petersburg Part 1

Trip to St. Petersburg Part 1

Two weeks ago I went to St. Petersbrug, the second biggest city of Russia. But before we arrived in Russia, we had quite a journey ahead of us. By us I mean over 50 exchange students from Rovaniemi who couldn´t wait to see the beauty of St. Petersburg. The bus departed at 20:30 and arrived [...]

Winter is coming

Winter is coming

On Saturday it started snowing, what made everyone exited. It kept snowing for the next 24 hours and in the evening of Sunday Rovaniemi was covered in more than 12 cm of snow. Due to the cold weather (-8 degrees) the sky is completely blue, which means we can see the sun again! Today I [...]

Reindeer roundup

Reindeer roundup

What is a reindeer roundup? There are about 200.000 reindeers in Lapland, owned by approximately 6.500 reindeer owners, which are also called herdsmen. Twice a year some of the herdsmen of the same area and their families meet to gather their reindeers in roundish, specially made corrals, that are made out of wooden fences. These [...]