10th June 2016
9) Skinny Ice DippingThe perfect answer to this question everyone asks "What's the craziest thing you've ever done?"Step 1: Sit in the traditional Sauna for a good 15 mins in a swim suit and get yourself warmed up.Step 2: Step out, walk 100 meters at -12° celsius in knee deep snow on the frozen lake, jump into the small hole drilled into the lake.Step 3: Climb back on to the snow and RUN to the sauna.One of the best experiences we’ve ever had!
The third largest city of Finland. Turku bears a lingering taste of what Finland as a country is about. It has its share of beautiful lakes, old churches, cottages, malls, green fields, saunas and what not!
If there’s one reason to visit Oulu, apart from the spectacular beach and the enticing walkways, it’s the locals. The Finns are a warm and enthusiastic lot and they’ll welcome you into their homes just like they welcome the first speck of summer sunlight. The city, named after the river Oulujoki, lies on Finland’s western banks, opening up into the Gulf of Botnia.
1) The Ice Breaker CruiseKemi is a small town situated on the banks of ‘The Gulf of Bothania’. During winters, this part of the Baltic sea gets frozen due to the minimal salt content in the sea. We were in Kemi to break some ice. The Sampo Ice-Breaker Cruise is a 4 hour cruise through the frozen Baltic Sea. During the cruise, we were given a complete tour of the ship, served brunch and experienced the vastness of the frozen Baltic sea! And guess what! We were even given diploma certificates upon completion of the Ice-Breaker Cruise.
The road to this quiet little lake in spectacular. Winding roads, turning smoothly , sunlight breaking through the trees and the calm blue lake on one side would leave you mesmerized !
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This is an awesome Greek Restaurant with an outdoor seating arrangement. The location looks absolutely stunning with all the cane tables and chairs. They serve authentic, delicious Greek food and the crowd is very decent here. The dim lights and the soft music makes the ambience even better. The people who come here are generally very well dressed and the crowd is a happy and cheerful one.
6) Staying on a Frozen LakeHow do you like the idea of staying the night in a mobile glass cabin dragged to the center of a frozen lake so you get the best view of the Northern lights if it turns up?