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    Hehe, ok. The photos really aren't that great, and I'm a bit 'pai seh' to share them. But shall do it in case some of you are thinking of going. Anyway, feel free to comment!



    A row of snow igloos in the Hotel and Igloo Village of Kakslauttanen near Saariselka. This was the only photo that I used a tripod for! Cos' I had no luck with the aurora, and I hardly took any photos at night.



    Ice igloo in the same igloo village



    Entrance to the village




    The main street in Rovaniemi, capital of Lapland




    This was in the Santa Claus Village. One of the few hours of clear, blue skies...

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    The roads weren't cleared of the snow at all?
    I didn't know Finland had their own Santa Clause house... I went to the one in Alaska, and that's supposedly the 'real' North Pole

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    Row of snowmobiles in Rovaniemi



    Our reindeer during the reindeer safari



    Ok, I'm not sure which of the two I prefer. I like the blue in the first, but it seemed a bit dark, so I increased the EV. Don't know if the second one is considered as overexposed, but I kinda like it as well.


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    It's quite funny to sometimes see poop dropping out in front.



    Train station in Rovaniemi



    The local dish - Salmon Soup.
    Last edited by sharenmun; 18th March 2010 at 11:55 PM.

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    photos & infos here.. TFS GUYS!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lolrence View Post
    The roads weren't cleared of the snow at all?
    I didn't know Finland had their own Santa Clause house... I went to the one in Alaska, and that's supposedly the 'real' North Pole
    Nope! At least not in Lapland. Probably too much snow to clear, and too few cars, so not worth the trouble. Haha. It's amazing how they can still drive so fast.
    Oh yes, Santa lives in Finland with his elves. Apparently, during Xmas 2009, he received 600 000 letters. I didn't know they have an Alaskan Santa too. Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharenmun View Post
    Nope! At least not in Lapland. Probably too much snow to clear, and too few cars, so not worth the trouble. Haha. It's amazing how they can still drive so fast.
    Oh yes, Santa lives in Finland with his elves. Apparently, during Xmas 2009, he received 600 000 letters. I didn't know they have an Alaskan Santa too. Haha.
    That's crazy.... are all the cars equipped with snow tires and a power plug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lolrence View Post
    That's crazy.... are all the cars equipped with snow tires and a power plug?
    Hmm...snow tires, I would think so. But still witnessed a few cars skidding at the bends, though I think some were done on purpose to frighten us. What's with the power plug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharenmun View Post
    Hmm...snow tires, I would think so. But still witnessed a few cars skidding at the bends, though I think some were done on purpose to frighten us. What's with the power plug?
    In Alaska, most (if not all) has their own power plugs at the front of the car. People plug that in at night (normally when it falls below -15/-20) to heat up the oil pan, so that it won't freeze up in the cold weather. If it does freeze up, the car will be pretty much dead. That's what they say anyway..

    Oh, while I was driving, even though my car was equipped with winter tires, the car does skid a little whenever I did a tight turn. So yea, just remember to drive slow, and know what to do when the car does skid.

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    beautiful photos sharen! i just came back from tromso, wish i could have continued to lapland!
    Yup, even with snow tires your car will skid. accelerate too fast, drive over ice, etc.. and it will skid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameisgreg View Post
    beautiful photos sharen! i just came back from tromso, wish i could have continued to lapland!
    Yup, even with snow tires your car will skid. accelerate too fast, drive over ice, etc.. and it will skid.
    How how? Did you see 'it'? In my case, I would say 'wished I could have continued to Tromso'.

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