Posted at 2:55 pm , on April 21, 2018
After more than 3 months in the backburner, finally some time to resume my reviews before my next travel in March.
This is the first of my 3 hotels I stayed in Finland. I chose Scandic Hotel as it was the most convenient, being located in the city centre (with a supermarket directly opposite it) and the price was reasonable. I booked a Superior King Room with attached sauna.
Posted at 11:02 am , on March 28, 2018
There are a 2 igloo hotels in Finland. One is the Arctic Resort Kakslauttanen (nearer to Ivalo, further north than Rovaniemi) and the other is the Arctic Snow Hotel (the one I stayed in) which is only 27km away from Rovaniemi City Centre.
The hotel is not very big, there are a total of less than 40 igloos (of which 5 are family igloos). Each igloo is 20 Sq meter (houses up to 3 person) while the family igloo is 35 Sq meter (houses up to 5 person). There is a snow hotel as well but it is only operational from late December until February. During our stay there, the Snow Hotel is still in the midst of construction.
Posted at 8:36 pm , on March 18, 2018
This was the last leg of our flight from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi. It was a very short flight on an Airbus A321 which is configured as a single cabin. Seats as usual were arranged in a 3-3 configuration.
Our flight was only about 2/3rd full, hence we were free to switch our seats. As it was winter, my wife moved over to the port side (west facing) to catch the early sunset.
Posted at 4:36 pm , on July 18, 2017
With the conclusion of TTOTY Part 1, it is time to plan for TTOTY Part 2. This will be the following route: