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Coffee, Tea or Sekamehu?!?

  After 45 minutes of snow mobiling through the wilderness to chase the Northern Lights, we arrived at a clearing where a man was having a bonfire by his teepee. “Would you like something warm to drink?” he asked as we sat by the bonfire. He was pointing at the kettle warming up by the […]

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Fast and Furious at the Longest Toboggan Run in Lapland

  One of the best free things we did while we were in Finnish Lapland, far up in the Arctic, was to ride a toboggan through the longest toboggan run in Finland located in Saariselkä. In fact it is the longest toboggan run in Northern Europe at 1.2 kilometers long and a vertical drop of […]

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How cold is it in the Arctic Circle?

  DJ, how cold is it in the Arctic? you asked. Well, pretty cold. But the coldness is dry so it doesn’t feel that cold. In Helsinki it’s just -12 degrees Celsius or so but it’s windy and humid so I felt a lot colder in the city than the -32 degrees Celsius in Saariselkä, […]

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Video of the Day: Northern Lights Explained

  Are you curious how the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are created? Then watch this short and informative video to learn everything you need to know about the science behind this magical natural phenomenon. As you all know I am currently in Finnish Lapland (like in the Arctic Circle for realz) and I have […]

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The First Sunset of 2014 in Saariselkä, Arctic Finland

  I am currently in Arctic Circle, specifically in Saariselkä, Finland to experience the Northern Lights and I promised to live blog our trip here for a change. We just arrived today and apparently today is the first sunset ever in Lapland. As you all know, winters are long and dark here and normally they have […]

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Chasing the Northern Lights in Saariselkä, Arctic Finland!

  YES. THIS IS IT. I am starting 2014 with a BANG! I celebrated New Year’s Eve in Berlin with friends and now I’m heading to the Arctic Circle to experience the Northern Lights in what could be my most adventurous trip yet. I AM SO STOKED TO CROSS THIS OFF MY BUCKET LIST. And […]

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