There is something about European Christmases that my husband and I absolutely love. No, we are not Christians but I went to a Convent school as a child. So, the affinity towards Christmas is not so surprising I guess!
Anyway, our love for European Christmases are so legit, that almost every year we make it a point to be somewhere in Western Europe in December.
This trip to Finland was one of our most impromptu trips, ever. About 5-6 days before the date on which we eventually travelled, we were casually having a conversation over dinner, which led to the two of us looking at flight tickets. Helsinki seemed like a good deal, so we booked the tickets, completely on a whim, with no plans or research.
Obviously, the next few days were spent on planning our itinerary, booking some inland trains and flights, making some hotel reservations and most importantly, buying some heavy duty winter clothing, including snow shoes! BTW, we absolutely recommend Timberland for these kind of boots.