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Japan to Finland

Levi Ski Resort(1)
Reindeer farm
Husky park
Levi Ski Resort(2)
Hotel & town
- Hotel,Pub
- Restaurant
- TV & newpaper
- Experiment(?)
- Wine shop

Hotel & town
Santa Claus Village
Ounasvaara hill
Town & Restaurant
Moi Moi Tour
Husky park

- Finnish Forest
- Joulutortu
- Horse riding
- Sauna
- Wine shop

- Tamppeliaukio
- Sibelius Park
- Helsinki city
- Old Market Hall
- Uspenski cathedral

Finland to Japan



Lapland Hotels Sirkantahti
I arrived at my accommodation, Lapland hotels Sirlantahti. It was one of the biggest accommodations in Levi and there were several hotel annexs on its property. The location was very central, it was a short walk to shops and restaurants. But there was just one problem.... The room rate, including breakfast and tax, was about 122 euro per night! I stayed there for 6 nights so I paid lots of money. It was too high! The Euro was too strong! ...Or I shouldn't have stayed at such a luxury hotel during the Christmas season?

Hotel information in Japanese with illustrations of Moomin! It seemed that it was usual for Japanese to stay there. However I never saw other Japanese during my stay, except a Japanese staff at the hotel.

Japanese map of Levi. Japanese staff gave me it when I checked-in at the front desk. As you can see, Levi town was really tiny!

Japanese information for the weather forecast and auroral activity level on the board. I checked this information every day, but I couldn't see any stars at all, as it had been cloudy during my stay....

When I turned on my Tv, I saw my name on the screen. I was a bit surprised by it.

I went straight to a sauna and I enjoyed it. But it was after 9p.m.(it was 4a.m. Japanese local time), so I almost had a heart attack!!

The hotel's biggest selling point was this sauna. All of the rooms had a private sauna! You can enjoy a sauna whenever you want to. Of course, it was a Finnish style sauna with hot stones heated by electricity and a bucket of water. The Finnish way to use a sauna, you take a sauna with the hot steam and you can adjust it yourself by throwing water on the stones. Although a bit tiring to stay in the small room alone, it was the best thing to do after walking outside.

View from my window
Because there were lots of lights, I couldn't seem to see the northern lights from here....

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