The Warmer Days

There has been a week of heat, again. There has not been a day without sunshine since we moved There has not been a day without sunshine since we moved to the Finnish side of Lapland. It has been a week of heat and it does not seem to stop. And when I am talking…

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Saying Goodbye: We’re Moving Again

It’s been a chaos of a week. Not only have I traveled around 2000 kilometers, but I have packed all my property in two different places, stayed in four different places and had high fewer while doing it. When I started my journey to Southern Finland to pack my belongings there I had time and…

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Some Things Are Better on the Countryside

Last week I talked about missing the city, but there are a lot of things that I feel are better here on the countryside, in a small village and in Lapland. These things are starting to become a reason for me to hesitate moving back to city ever again. Every day here feels like a…

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Summer in Lapland?

Ever since my internship at Svanstein Ski ended, we’ve been planning on moving away from Sweden. We’ve looked for houses/apartments (and I have been looking also for jobs) from Rovaniemi so we could still be in Lapland, but it seems that the prices on terraced houses are pretty high there. We also thought about Jyväkylä,…

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Summer Nights

Living in Lapland has been so far amazing.   Living in Lapland has been so far amazing, though activities tend to change, when the snow melts away and snowboarding is no longer a option. Like I told you,  I miss summer nights in the city: sitting on the bar terrace with friends and listening to…

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Heatwave in Lapland: Paddling in Tornio River

It was indeed a long week of heat (so nice to have cooler weather for a change). Weirdest thing about everything is that we had winter just couple of weeks ago. Week before the heat wave we still had 30 to 40 centimetres of snow on the ground and all of a sudden it was +24…

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Spring Sessions: Freeriding in Pallas

We booked a trip to go freeriding My friend has a cabin by the lake Jerisjärvi (heard that is also good fishing place) in Muonio, and as the season in Svanstein was supposed to be over, we booked a trip there to go freeriding! We have been spending time at my friend’s cabin during autumn…

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Take a Hike: Snow Shoeing with the Doggos

It has been a long time since I’ve been talking about Remu. Last time I told that he does not like the outdoors. Well that was two months ago and he’s pretty much grown since then, and he loves it!  We’ve had Remus mother staying here since the weekend and we’ve been out with the dogs…

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Shorter Days: 3 hours of daylight

Up North the daylight sifts from 12 hour days to 2 hour 30 minutes. This is where I live now. For a Finnish person the darkness of the winter is a natural thing. Since midsummer the daylight has been reducing and in the end of November the daylight was only four hours. How does it…

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