Today I am publishing a post really special! Valeria, 12 years old, great traveler thanks to his parents, tells us about his adventure in Finland … If anyone has any doubts about the usefulness of travel for children, reading these words will surely change your mind …
After landing on the frozen sea, a show, we started our tour along the coast. At one point the road is “thrown into the lake.” A boat goes up and down to bring the cars on the other side. It never stops, otherwise the river righiaccia immediately. It ‘s strange Finland in the winter!
Upon arrival at the ice I was really very happy! All cartoon characters and cartoon characters were carved in ice. We really picked the year with the right theme!
The northernmost point that we reached was Levi and there we experienced the excitement of going with snowmobiles through forests and over frozen lakes. I’ve never been so cold, but it was wonderful!
The same evening we went to rest in your opinion? No way! With my parents, on the go, not you rest ever! So we went to see their ski slopes and we took the cable car up to the top. In fact, due to the cold, the ski does not work as with us. You buy only a few downhill daredevils and make 3 or 4 below, no more! Skiing at -30 is really impossible. The nice thing is that they have real mountains as our Alps, so most of the people coming down from the slopes lit only snowplow! So funny!
The following day, as usual, up at dawn! We went on dogsled and on those brought by reindeer. I much preferred the ones drawn by huskies, because the reindeer are really too slow. With dogs instead it is beautiful and you forget even the cold … or almost …
When we arrived in Rovaniemi we immediately went to the Santa Claus Village. See it at night, the desert, with all those lights, the snow and the music in the air was an unforgettable experience. The next day we returned, shops and attractions were open, though, thanks to this, you do not suffer the cold, the night is magical in that place. Although we were in February, I felt it was really the same again coming Christmas.
We lived so many unique experiences and tell all is impossible. But walking on a frozen lake is to try: the beginning is a bit ‘impression in the end I was all wet and frozen because my mom threw me in the snow and then rolled with me!
In Helsinki you can not fail to note the cathedral, impressive for its remarkable height. And you can also see from the port, because of its location. The interior is all white and I have found it very nice, but the outside is beautiful.
It ‘was a short break but we managed to do a lot of things you never felt before. I was sad to say goodbye to such a nice place to return to normal. I can not say what was the best thing, but the ice hotel I was a little ‘here! My parents did not want to sleep in the cold, just that they had already tried it when I was not there yet. I asked him to leave me there and go to sleep where they wanted and they said no! But you seem to be right there and not feel a thing?