Trip to St. Petersburg Part 2

Trip to St. Petersburg Part 2

St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful city I have been to, if not THE most beautiful one. Wherever you look you see the splendour, calourful facades, history, beautiful churches and amazing architecture. Part 1 was about the"stopover" in Helsinki, this Part will be about the first day in St. Petersburg. Entering Russia wasn´t that [...]

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A Trip to Ranua Wildlife Park

A Trip to Ranua Wildlife Park

For those who don´t know, I usually don´t visit zoo´s. When I was about 14 I watched a documentary that showed among other things, about who a baby gorilla got captured. That was the day I decided to never visit a zoo again. Yesterday I broke this promise to myself and took part in a school [...]

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 [...]