Last Day In Lapland: Part 4.

We had to get up at 10 past 6 on our last day in Lapland, as we’d booked in for a Husky Heaven Safari. The coach left at 20 past 7, and was supposed to deliver us back to the hotel at 9:15, which would leave us just over an hour to pack before we were taken to the airport. Because, of course, we hadn’t bothered packing the night before…

DS was not impressed about having to get out of bed at such an ungodly time;  he’s a 12 hours a night kind of boy. He consequently refused to go to the toilet and of course we didn’t dare put him in his snowsuit until he’d been, but in the end we bribed him with our last remaining Tesco’s chocolate pancake. We wore all our kit down to breakfast, which was interesting and hopped straight on the bus after eating. read more

Back From Lapland.

We are back from 4 days and 3 nights in Saariselka, with Esprit.

Saariselka is in Northern Lapland, and sits within the Arctic Circle. At this time of the year the sun never rises. From about 10 am, until 2 pm, the area enjoys a kind of twilight and then, suddenly, it’s dark again. It makes the UK look positively tropical, even on an overcast, drizzly day like the one we arrived back to, at Gatwick, today.

Despite the lack of sunshine, the days were long. We had a lovely, magical, unforgettable time but have arrived back in the country tired and grumpy. Real Life has come crashing down around us. read more