Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, has been ranked as the No.1 winter destination in Europe for 2020-2021 by one of the most respected travel sites in the world, Lonely Planet. The ‘official’ Read More
Christmas is mostly thought as a family event, but of course everyone have their own way to celebrate it. In the eve of Christmas many family traditionally eats rice porridge as a breakfast. The rice porridge is eaten with cinnamon and sugar or with a plum soup, and if you ever do this for example during the summer time, it will always give you the feeling of Christmas.
Some say there is a special word for this state of mind. They all it a Lapland virus (I don’t know the exact Finnish word for it), which you may catch on your first visit and never get rid of it, for the rest of your life. I definitely got infected and after three visits to Lapland in different times of the year, still did not get cured. But who wants to be cured anyway?
Approximately a year ago, friends of mine had posted photos online from their holiday visit to an extraordinary destination. It was a “Wintry Wonderland” invoking memories of childhood revelry and joy. This piqued my interest enough to plan a visit there myself. What was this happy place?! Where was it located?