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It was my last night with my baby in Levi. Levi Tourist Office arranged the snowshoeing night tour. I'm still remember wanting to try this activity when I searched the snowshoeing activity. Levi Tourist office made my dream come true again. 


Lapin Luontoelamys company picked us up in front of the Levi Tourist Office at 19:00Participation fee: 70 € /person, children under 12 years 35 €/child. The fee includes snowshoes, poles, gaiters, catering, hot drink, sausage and guidance. The guide speaks English and Finnish. It takes approx. 2.5 hours. You need to bring the wind- and waterproof clothing, gloves, warm hat, shoes suitable for trekking. Reservation on previous day by 6 p.m. raiski@levi.fi or +358 40 716 3033. You also can book your tour in the Levi Tourist Office. Group size: at least 4 people.


There were 6 people included me in the night tour to Levi. The van took us to the Levi summit. We wore the snowshoes and took the poles then started the snowshoeing night tour. It was my first time to wear the snowshoes. It was a little big and you needed to put your shoes in the snowshoes. Remembering to tie it up then walk. It makes you much easier to walk on the snow. 


We climbed upwards for a bit after we had equipment. Everyone walked a little faster than me. I walked slowly, because I was concerned with my pregnancy. I couldn't see very well in the night. I was thinking that maybe I should bring my headlight, it would make me feel safe. I was excited to do the snowshoeing hiking in the night. We need to climb upward and walked down the slope and we went through the forest. It was a real adventure for my baby Aurora and me. The tour guide asked us to followed his steps to keep us safe. I was a little bit tired. It is a good exercise when you wore the snowshoes climb the mountain. It was especially easy to get tired in my condition. 

On the way down we visited a Lapp hut. You need to take off the snowshoes once you enter the Lapp hut, otherwise you will slip.


There were 2 staff members there to welcome us. They prepared the open fire, hot drinks and self-grilled sausages.


I felt so warm. I was happy to enjoy my drink and self-grilled sausage. It is the Finland traditional treat in such excursions.


We had a group photo. There was an African girl who was working there. I admired her for working here, because she was from a tropical country. 


Our tour guide. 


Everyone enjoyed the open fire and listened to the stories about Lappish life and culture.


After getting warm in the hut we headed outside to continue our snowshoes hiking. We enjoyed the Levi nocturnal view. It was a little bit exciting we couldn't see the route very well and we went through the forest. Sometimes we slipped in the snow. If you are lucky, you will see the northern lights during the night tour. We were not lucky on that night. 

Snowshoeing is a great way to experience Levi, Finland. I'm highly recommended this activity. You can choose to do the snowshoeing tour in the day or the night . You will have totally different experience. The walk itself was a lot of fun, just I worried about my baby so I couldn't enjoy it very well. 

Lapin Luontoelamys company staff were very kind and nice. They took me back to the hotel.


I didn't have much of a chance to take many photos on this trip. This video will let you understand more about the snowshoeing tour. You will see the different view from the top of the Levi summit.


Thanks Levi Tourist Office arranged me the snowshoeing night tour in Levi. My baby Aurora and I had a fantastic experience to explore the Levi night by snowshoes. Thanks Levi Tourist Office made a such a great trip in Levi. I live in a great hotel, enjoyed the husky safari, snowshoeing night tour, visited the ice gallery and the igloo and had a great dining. I enjoyed the Arctic Circle Levi, Finland. Here is a such beautiful place to go. Thanks Levi Tourist Office staff were so enthusiastic and professional to organize my tour in Levi. The Finnish were very nice and friendly here. Defiantly I would love to come back with my baby Aurora to enjoy Levi again. 


Discover Levi in Finland with snowshoes(By Levi Tourist Office)

Lapin Luontoelamys official website

Address:Ounasjoentie 810 FI-99140 KÖNGÄS 

Tel:+358 40 716 3033 or +358 40 466 1850

E-mail:raiski@levi.fi


Levi tourist office website

You can find the Levi tourist information and book your Huskies safari tour or other activities in Levi on this website.
Address: Myllyjoentie 2, Levi 99130, Finland

Open Hour :Mon-Fri 9:00-17:30,Sat-Sun11:00-16:00
Tel: +358 16 639 3300

Map

How can you get in Levi

By plane

Kittilä airport (IATA: KTT, ICAO: EFKT)  is some ten south from Levi. Airport has direct connections to Helsinki by Finnair and (during season) Blue1 and to Riga by Air Baltic. Busses coming from south travel via airport to Levi. You may also use taxi.

By train+bus
Overnight trains operate from Helsinki and Turku to Rovaniemi and Kolari (getting from Turku to Kolari require change in Tampere). From these you have to take bus. Trip takes 2.5 hours from Rovaniemi and 1hour and 15 mins from Kolari.


By bus
Busses operate from Helsinki to Levi requiring change in Rovaniemi. Trip takes over 16 hours!


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這是Una和肚中的極光寶寶待在Levi的最後一晚,Levi的觀光單位幫Una安排這個雪鞋夜間探險的活動。還記得出發前,查詢芬蘭雪上活動的時候,對雪鞋活動躍躍欲試,沒想到會在Levi實現了這個願望。


晚上七點在Levi的遊客中心前等待,Lapin Luontoelamys公司就會有專人開車接送。Levi雪鞋夜間探險的費用為70 € / 每位,12歲以下小孩 35 € / 每位,整個行程約2.5小時。這個行程提供:雪鞋、雪杖、熱飲、香腸和嚮導。這個行程沒有提供雪衣,所以自己要做好保暖的工作,衣服、外套、手套、帽子、襪子、鞋子都要穿得保暖點。預定這個行程,最晚必須在前一晚的六點前寫e-mail到raiski@levi.fi或打電話到+358 40 716 3033訂購,也可以到Levi遊客旅遊中心預定此行程,如果預定日期的訂購人數未滿4人就會取消。


當天參加的人數加Una總共有6位,車子載我們到山頂上,然後每個人穿上雪鞋和拿著雪杖就開始準備出發了。這是Una第一次穿雪鞋,就是把鞋子塞進很大的雪鞋裡,記得要扣好再行走,雪鞋下面為鋸齒狀,幫助你在雪地中行走,比較不會滑倒。


穿著雪鞋就上山了,大家走路的速度有點快, Una倒是比較謹慎,畢竟剛得知懷有身孕。Una的夜間視力不太好,所以跟著嚮導跟緊緊的,不過這個嚮導走路真的有點快,可能已經很熟悉地形了,畢竟在完全沒有燈的夜晚上山,自己覺得應該要戴頭燈的,會比較有安全感。第一次穿著雪鞋在夜間上山,是真的滿刺激的,有時候腳步會陷得比較深,感覺有點可怕,嚮導也是叫我們緊跟著他的腳印走,比較不會讓走入陷得太深的地方。


上山走了一段路真的覺得滿累的,因為踏在雪地裡行走,又穿著重重的雪鞋,其實還滿耗體力的,加上懷孕一開始本來就很容易累,還好後來就到一個拉普蘭小木屋休息。進小木屋就要把雪鞋脫掉,不然會滑倒。


一到小木屋就有他們的工作人員已經在裡面等我們,有溫暖的爐火、熱飲和香腸。


進到小木屋裡,身體都暖和起來了,還有熱飲和自己烤香腸吃,真的多少可以恢復一點體力啊!


裡面有個來這裡工作的非洲女生,我真的覺得她真的太強了,從超級熱的地方跑到北極圈來工作。


我們當天的嚮導。


大家圍著爐火,就開始聊起天來,嚮導也說了拉普蘭區的薩米文化,大家很認真的在聽。


稍作休息後,我們就走入森林區準備下山,沒有任何的路線標誌,就只能跟著嚮導在林子裡穿梭的走。走到山頭的某個位置,可以看到Levi的夜景。其實還滿刺激的,視線不佳下,注意眼前還要注意腳下,還好後面還有還有另外一個嚮導會確保每一位團員的安全。行走過程中會在雪地滑倒和摔倒是正常的。


如果運氣好的話,就可以在這個雪鞋夜間探險看到極光。我們那天運氣不夠好,所以沒看到極光,這個雪鞋夜間探險行程是滿難得的經驗,能夠穿著雪鞋上下山,並在森林裡穿梭。未來有機會到芬蘭Levi的朋友,千萬不要錯過此活動。這個行程本身是很有趣的,只是當時Una懷有身孕的狀況,會比較小心翼翼。


這間公司的服務人員態度都很好很親切和送Una回飯店。


後話:Una在參加此行程前,並不清楚行程內容是甚麼,想說就是穿著雪鞋健走一下。後來到了現場才知道,原來是要穿著雪鞋上下山,還要穿越森林。本來想說這沒甚麼難得倒自己的,但重點是那時Una剛得知有身孕,加上夜間視力不好,走在雪地的每一步都是戰戰兢兢的。這次的夜間探險,Una在雪地摔了幾跤,還有屁股坐在雪地上滑著下山,雪都跑進衣服裡,當時很擔心會影響肚中的胎兒的安危。極光寶寶在我肚子裡,陪我在雪地裡打滾、摔跤和滑倒好幾次,最後都還好有緊緊地跟著媽咪,幸好當初懷孕前身體有調養好,不然後果真的不堪設想。所以這次雪鞋夜間探險,真的是冒著極光寶寶的生命危險參加的。所以在這裡Una也要特別敬告,有身孕的女生請不要參加雪鞋夜間探險。若真的要參加雪鞋活動可以選擇白天的,但也請考量自己的體力和身體狀況,因為老外走的速度真的比較快,畢竟懷孕的時候,身體是比較容易累和敏感的。(當初Una並未告知Levi觀光單位自己已懷孕的事情,所以才安排這雪鞋夜間探險活動,也意外讓Una跟極光寶寶有了第一次在雪地翻滾的經驗。)


此行程Una沒拍太多照片,因為要兩手握雪杖,還要跟上大家的腳步。Una這裡放Levi官網的雪鞋影片,讓大家比較能體會芬蘭的雪鞋活動,這也是除了滑雪之外的另一種雪上活動選擇。加上Levi滑雪場著名,上山能看到到的景色也會很不一樣,穿雪鞋會在雪地摔倒和滑倒是必有的過程和樂趣。


感謝Levi觀光單位安排招待此次的雪鞋夜間探險行程,讓極光寶寶跟Una有了第一次在雪地翻滾探險的難得經驗。最後再次感謝Levi觀光單位職員熱心又專業的安排Una此次在Levi的旅行和住宿,讓Una實現了哈士奇狗雪撬和雪鞋探險的活動,又參觀了冰屋酒店和當地的玻璃屋酒店,也享受當地第一名的餐廳。不得不讚嘆這裡的雪景真的太美了,又有很多小商店可以購買紀念品,讓Una和極光寶寶在Levi有著美好的回憶。Una在此次的芬蘭行,也感受芬蘭人的友善和熱情,很希望下次能再帶著極光寶寶舊地重遊,下次她就不用在媽咪肚子裡翻滾啦!

Lapin Luontoelamys官網

地址:Ounasjoentie 810 FI-99140 KÖNGÄS 

電話:+358 40 716 3033 or +358 40 466 1850

E-mail:raiski@levi.fi


Levi tourist官網

Address: Myllyjoentie 2, Levi 99130, Finland

Open Hour :Mon-Fri 9:00-17:30,Sat-Sun11:00-16:00

Tel: +358 16 639 3300

Map



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到Levi交通方式

飛機赫爾辛基(Helsinki)機場有直達班機,可搭芬蘭航空。

巴士:從赫爾辛基(Helsinki)搭巴士到羅瓦涅米(Rovaniemi),再轉巴士到Levi,車程約16小時。
火車+巴士:搭夜班火車從赫爾辛基(Helsinki)到羅瓦涅米(Rovaniemi)。在從羅瓦涅米(Rovaniemi)搭巴士到Levi,巴士車程約2.5小時。

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(photo from Luvattumaa - Levi Ice Gallery)

Levi is located in Finnish Lapland and above the Arctic Circle. You can enjoy culinary feasts, arctic activities, snow fun or just enjoy the forest silence. You have a big chance to seethe Northern lights here. Now I'm going to introduce another very special visit spot-Luvattumaa-Levi Ice Gallery. You can visit the ice gallery in the daytime. You can hold your wedding in the ice snow church. You also can book your accommodation in the ice hotel for holiday or honeymoon. The ceremony is conducted in Levi's Ice Gallery to which you will be driven in a reindeer sleigh by a Sami reindeer herder dressed in his traditional Gakti. You also can choose the snowmobile. Everywhere and anywhere there are masses of white, luminous snow under glimmering starry skies and the spectacular phenomenon of the Northern Lights. All of which makes it a perfect place for your Frozen Wedding.

Levi Tourist Office arranged me the schedule to visit the Luvattumaa-Levi Ice Gallery after the husky safari. I didn't know the Levi Ice Gallery(Bar & Hotel) is very famous. The entry fee: Adults 12€, Children 6€, Entrance for family of 2 adults and 2 children (4-12y) 30€. You can visit the ice bar, restaurant, ice church and the ice hotel. Opening in the middle of December. Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm.


A  Finns boy was my tour guide. He tried his best to introduce the ice gallery to me. There would be a wedding that afternoon. It's a very popular wedding venue here.  I couldn't take any wedding photos, because I had another schedule in the afternoon. There are many people who hold the wedding here from around the world. For example British, French, American...ect. Decorated with ice sculptures and lights, the snow chapel of Levi Ice Gallery is a unique, truly magical place to say "I do". You will see the Northern lights on your wedding night if you are lucky.


(photo from sun & snow weddings)

A Lappish Winter wedding is a romantic fusion of Lappish traditions and your own White Wedding Dreams. Finns believe that the wedding in the ice church shows the pure love and royal love . 



You can see the ice sculptures and lights when you are in the entrance. 


The amazing snow sculptures.


This tunnel leads to the ice church.


The ice altar and the candlesticks were so stately. You can have your dream snow wedding and say "I do" here. 


(photo from sun & snow weddings)

The wedding photo here. 


The fantastic ice church. 


Imaging you are the guest in a wedding. 


Another angel to see the church.


(photo from sun & snow weddings)

You can have a special wedding memory and photos.


You will pass through the love arch to the ice bar and the ice restaurant. 


It's a very spectacular ice bar. 


(photo from sun & snow weddings)

The wedding couple and the guests. 


The ice bar and the ice restaurant in the same area.


You can see the the reindeer antlers light art in the snow wall.


The ice slide. You can try it. It was my first time to try it.


You can see the ice gate once you passed the ice slide.


The ice hotel reminds me of the Eskimos igloo.


Every room decorated individually with ice sculptures, snow reliefs and lights. 


Sleeping bags and blankets are provided at Luvattumaa - Levi Ice Gallery. 


The bear lover in this room. The room price from € 220.


There were 16 rooms in the ice hotel.


I couldn't miss the opportunity to have a photo here.


This spacious room, made entirely from ice and snow, features a heated waterbed and ice sculptures. Sleeping bags, blankets and reindeer skins are provided. Bathroom facilities are shared. The price from € 405


It looked very amazing. 


Please don't sit or lie down in the ice bed when you are visiting here.


Luvattumaa's River Spa is a wonderfully distinct, rejuvenating experience. 

The gnomish sauna, hot and cold baths, and a fireplace room (functions as a changing room) for 2 hours

Price:
•  € 480 for 1 to 10 people
• Additional bathers: € 10 per person
• Extra hours: 50 per hour


A sauna room.


Lappish cafe and restaurant. You can also hold your wedding banquet here.


You can buy the ice gallery entry ticket here. 

The Luvattumaa - Levi Ice Gallery has been open over 20 years. The ice hotel started from 7 years ago. December is the wedding high season, so you need to book the venue early. They cooperate with sun & snow wedding. You can also find your favorite wedding company. Rent of the chapel 420 € per event (2-20 people).  Wedding photo and video services 460 € upmore wedding price detail.

The ice hotel from 220 €. The ice gallery entry fee: Adults 12€, Children 6€, Entrance for family of 2 adults and 2 children (4-12y) 30€. You can visit the ice bar, restaurant, ice church and the ice hotel. Opening on the middle of December. Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm.


Thanks LEVI Tourist Office for arranging me the amazing tour in Luvattumaa - Levi Ice Gallery. I had a great experience here.


Levi Ice Gallery video from Levi Tourist Office



Luvattumaa Official website

Address: Akantie, 99130 Sirkka, Finland

Open Hour :10:00-16:00 (June-August close) Ice hotel check in 20:00 - 22:00,  check out 08:00 - 10:00 (Ice gallery, ice church, Ice hotel open from December-May)

Tel:+358 40 7400925


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Levi tourist office website

You can find the Levi tourist information and book your Huskies safari tour or other activities in Levi on this website.
Address: Myllyjoentie 2, Levi 99130, Finland

Open Hour :Mon-Fri 9:00-17:30,Sat-Sun11:00-16:00
Tel: +358 16 639 3300

Map



檢視較大的地圖

How can you get in Levi

By plane

Kittilä airport (IATA: KTT, ICAO: EFKT)  is some ten south from Levi. Airport has direct connections to Helsinki by Finnair and (during season) Blue1 and to Riga by Air Baltic. Busses coming from south travel via airport to Levi. You may also use taxi.

By train+bus
Overnight trains operate from Helsinki and Turku to Rovaniemi and Kolari (getting from Turku to Kolari require change in Tampere). From these you have to take bus. Trip takes 2.5 hours from Rovaniemi and 1hour and 15 mins from Kolari.


By bus
Busses operate from Helsinki to Levi requiring change in Rovaniemi. Trip takes over 16 hours!

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【Traveling in Finland 公主背包客。芬蘭篇】Lake & snow Inari Aurora Snowmobile Expedition 雪上摩托車遠征極光。第一次看到極光

【Traveling in Finland 公主背包客。 芬蘭篇】Meeting with boss+ 2015 the launch of a new accommodation-Kelo-Glass Igloos in Hotel kakslauttanen 全台獨家跟極光屋老闆開全球會議+公布2015最新房型照片、價錢與訂房攻略

【Traveling in Finland 公主背包客芬蘭篇】MATKA Speed Meeting & Won the Sponsors 速時會議初體驗 & 贏得贊助

【Traveling in Finland 公主背包客芬蘭篇】Preface 序。北歐夢想之旅

【Traveling in Finland 公主背包客芬蘭篇】Swimming with ice cubes 世界唯一的冰海浮泳

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(照片由 Luvattumaa - Levi Ice Gallery提供)

芬蘭北極圈拉普蘭區的Levi,除了著名的追極光地點和有著芬蘭最大最好的滑雪場之外,這次Una還要介紹芬蘭Levi的冰酒店,有冰雪城堡可以辦冰雪婚禮,幸運的話當天婚禮還可以跟極光合照,蜜月房就是住在冰飯店,整個是走冰雪奇緣婚禮風格,新人就像是公主和王子般。當天的新人禮車可以選擇馴鹿或馬拉雪撬,也可以是雪上摩托車拉雪撬。新郎也可以騎著雪上摩托車到婚禮現場,真的很酷。


這天的行程由拉維市的觀光單位替Una安排,一早先是做完簡報,然後被招待搭乘哈士奇狗雪撬,接著就是去參觀冰屋酒店。所以哈士奇狗雪撬完,莊園主人就先載Una到冰屋酒店。


來Levi前,Una並不知道原來這裡也有超有名的冰屋酒店,而且住宿一晚價值不斐。這裡白天變身冰雕美術館,晚上則是冰雕酒店,成人12€、小孩6€、家庭票,包括兩大兩小,小孩(4-12歲),30€進場就可以參觀冰雪酒吧、冰雪餐廳、冰雪教堂、冰雕酒店,開放時間為每天早上10點到晚上6點


老闆請了一位年輕的芬蘭男生幫Una做導覽,雖然他的英文不太好,但他很努力跟很興奮的跟Una介紹酒店所有的一切,而這天下午剛好酒店就有一場冰雪婚禮,可見這裡的冰雪婚禮有多麼熱門。可惜我當天參觀完還有另外一個行程,沒辦法現場觀禮,小男生本來還很希望Una能幫他們多拍幾張婚禮照片,不過別失望,Una還是會放幾張官網的冰雪婚禮的照片,讓大家瞧瞧甚麼是冰雪婚禮。


(照片來自sun & snow weddings)

這裡是很熱門的冰教堂婚禮,最多數為芬蘭人,接著就是英國人,有來自世界各地的人來這辦獨一無二的冰雪婚禮,替自己留下一輩子難忘又美好的回憶。幸運的話可以看到極光,還順便蜜月懷個極光寶寶。


冰雪婚禮除了是拉普蘭區特有的婚禮外,芬蘭人相信在冰教堂結婚,代表愛情的純真,也代表愛情的專一。冰教堂因為每年都需要重建,所以每年教堂都會長得不太一樣,結婚當年的冰教堂,也會成為新人永恆而獨特的回憶呢!


一進門就可以看到雪雕和冰雕,冰雕還有七彩燈照射,十分美麗和夢幻。


走進雪城堡,看到鬼斧神工的雪雕,精湛的雕刻技術,令人嘖嘖稱奇。


前往冰教堂的路上,每一步都充滿驚喜。


冰雕的聖壇和燭台簡單而莊嚴,新人在這有著夢幻式的冰雪婚禮,並許下一生一世的承諾。


(sun & snow weddings提供)

新人在此舉辦婚禮的照片。


冰雪教堂的樣貌,冰雕的座椅、雪雕的牆面。


想像自己是受邀的賓客,坐在冰椅上參加婚禮。


從愛心拱門外,一眼看見冰教堂的聖壇。


(sun & snow weddings提供)

婚禮當天可以在冰教堂留下美麗又夢幻的婚紗照。


婚禮結束會通過這個浪漫雕刻著愛心的拱門走進冰酒吧和冰餐廳,享受不同凡響的婚宴。


超特別的冰酒吧,冰雕的吧台和喝酒的高台。


(sun & snow weddings提供)

賓客和新人在冰酒吧的合照


冰雪廳跟冰酒吧在同一區,長椅和桌子都是冰雕的。


雪雕牆面上,有七彩繽紛的馴鹿角。


真的可以滑的冰雪溜滑梯,Una嘗試人生第一次的冰雪溜滑梯。


穿過冰雪溜滑梯,就可以看到這冰雕的大門,準備進入冰屋酒店的客房區了。


冰酒店客房的外貌,真的都是冰雕,有愛斯基摩人的fu。


每間客房都有不同的主題,這間房間的主題是男人和女人啊!毯子下面可是冰床,在這住宿都會提供睡袋,所以不會很冷。


這間客房主題是貓頭鷹。


另外一個主題親密的熊。這幾間都是最基本的房型,每晚€ 220起。


這裡總共有16間房間,能睡在這裡的冰床上,真的會是這輩子超難忘的回憶啊!


難得來冰屋酒店參觀,當然也要跟肚中的極光寶寶一起拍照留念一下。


這間是整間飯店最貴的房型,舖有毛毯、馴鹿皮和恆溫水床,一晚€ 405


看起來很大很氣派,很多在這辦婚禮的新人都是選這間房入住。


Una當然也要跟這間奢華氣派房間合照。記得參觀的時候,這裡的冰床是禁止坐和躺在上面的。


參觀完冰雕雪堡,就來到外面看這裡特有的露天冷熱浴。晚上可以在這裡邊泡spa邊吃東西,運氣好還可以邊泡湯邊看到極光。

桑拿、冷熱浴,和一個壁爐的房間(用作更衣室),2小時
價格:
€480(1至10人)
•其他泳客:€10/
•額外時間:每小時 €50

當然也有芬蘭著名的桑拿和拉普蘭區特有的冰桑拿。


這裡有拉普蘭風格的咖啡廳和餐廳,婚宴也可以在這裡舉行。


這裡有賣很多可愛的商品,還有好吃的麵包,入場參觀的票也是在這裡購買。站在櫃檯右邊那位年輕男生就是Una當天的導覽。


這間Luvattumaa - Levi Ice Gallery已有20年的歷史,冰屋酒店則是7年前開始的。每年的12月都是冰教堂的結婚旺季,所以如果要預訂這時候結婚的話,就要提早計畫定位。他們主要配合的婚顧公司叫sun & snow wedding,當然也可以找當地自己喜歡的婚顧公司。只單純租借冰教堂場地,租借費用為 € 420,人數限制2-20人。 婚攝、婚禮錄影 € 460 起跳。在這舉辦婚禮的各項價目表

冰屋酒店入住 € 220 起跳。白天冰屋酒店開放參觀,變身為冰屋美術館,成人12€、小孩6€、家庭票30€,包括兩大兩小,小孩(4-12歲)。進場就可以參觀冰雪酒吧、冰雪餐廳、冰雪教堂、冰雕酒店,開放時間為每天早上10點到晚上6點(每年12月-5月)


感謝LEVI Tourist Office安排Una次參觀Luvattumaa - Levi Ice Gallery讓Una大開眼界和有機會跟大家分享LEVI的另一個參觀、住宿和結婚的好地點。Levi追極光可從年底到四月,滑雪季到五月。可以開始計畫你的芬蘭極光行程。



Levi觀光單位提供的冰雕美術館影片



Luvattumaa官方網站


地址: Akantie, 99130 Sirkka, 芬蘭
電話:+358 40 0294405
營業時間: 10:00–16:00(冰雕酒店開放為每年12月中到5月,每年6-8月停止營業)

交通方式從Levi市中心搭計程車或是租借雪上摩托車騎過去

Levi tourist office website

You can find the Levi tourist information and book your room and activities in Levi on this website.

Address: Myllyjoentie 2, Levi 99130, Finland

Open Hour :Mon-Fri 9:00-17:30,Sat-Sun11:00-16:00

Tel: +358 16 639 3300

Map



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到Levi交通方式

飛機赫爾辛基(Helsinki)機場有直達班機,可搭芬蘭航空。

巴士:從赫爾辛基(Helsinki)搭巴士到羅瓦涅米(Rovaniemi),再轉巴士到Levi,車程約16小時。
火車+巴士:搭夜班火車從赫爾辛基(Helsinki)到羅瓦涅米(Rovaniemi)。在從羅瓦涅米(Rovaniemi)搭巴士到Levi,巴士車程約2.5小時。

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I had a good sleep at Levitunturi Spa Hotel in Levi last night. I did the proposal in Levi tourist office after I had my breakfast. They arranged a husky safari for me in the morning. The Levi information center is very close to the Levitunturi Spa Hotel.

 

There were 2 ice sculptures in front of the Levi information center. You can image how cold it was. 

 

It was another Polar Bear ice sculpture.

 

The cars and the trees were covered by the snow. 

 

One thing on my wish list was taking the husky safari. I had only seen the husky safari in the movies. I thought it was incredible if I could do it. This day I was going to make my dream come true . The bus came to the Levi tourist office to pick us up. 

 

I was the only Asian girl in this group.

 

It was a really big challenge to me in Levi as it was so cold last night at -25 degree. But it was colder at -32 degree in the morning. 

 

The boss of the Tundra Huskies. He has 27 years experience training the huskies.

 

We arrived at Tundra Huskies Husky farm entrance.

 

Everyone wore so many clothes and covered their faces very well, because it was so chilly.

 

We were so excited to start our husky safari tour. 

 

The boss was talking about how we would pass one section that would be at -45 degree when we do the husky safari 10 km. 

 

Everyone needed to be careful and stay at a safe distance of about 10 meters.

 

The boss showed the right pose to ride the sledge. 

 

Everyone needed to notice the speed. Just go slow. It is very important to know how to stop the sledge on the husky safari. 

 

You need to step on the brake if you want to stop the sledge or to reduce your speed.

 

There were 8 huskies. They were so excited to run the husky safari. They could't wait to go.

 

It was my first time to take the husky safari. My baby & I enjoyed the Finland beautiful snow scenry and the speed. You can see the blanket was covered by the frost already.

 

Ha..It was me. I needed to covered my face very well. 

 

You can see other people on the husky safaris. It just like the movie scenes.

 

They have only Arctic pure breed Siberian Husky in their Husky farm.

 


They looked a little like the wolfs as well.

 

Thanks to the boss for taking this photo of me sitting in the sledge.

 

Every moment I was like in the movie scenes.

 

All the huskies just turned their heads.

 

They followed the order. They all were well-trained. 

 


Cute huskies.

 

My baby and me had the photo with the husky.

 

The husky was so friendly.

 

Handsome husky.

 

We had a hot drink and the sausage in the cottage after the husky safari.

 

I thought the people who drove the sledge must had felt chiller than me. 

 

I used the open fire to cook my sausage .

 

I wore the snow clothes and had the sausage mouth. ha ha

 

We visited their reindeers.

 

They gave you some food to feed the reindeers.

 

(photo fromTundra Huskies)

2015-2016 Husky safari price list.

(photo from Tundra Huskies)

I highly recommend the Tundra Huskies husky safari. You can search it is the top 1 activity in Levi on the tripadvisor website. They got high reviews. The boss has 27 years experience training the huskies. They have only Arctic pure breed Siberian Husky in their  Husky farm. Husky safari is always accompanied by a professional safari guide. They take care of these huskies very well. Husky safari program is based on many years of experience in Levi Husky park. Huskies welfare is very important to them, well-kept and trained sled dogs,their huskies are always happy to go on husky safari.  Their sledges are modern with good brakes and safe to drive. You know these huskies were taken care of very well.

Let me introduce the Siberian husky. The Siberian Husky is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia. Huskies are a very active, energetic, and resilient breed whose ancestors came from the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic. Siberian Huskies were bred by the Chukchi of Northeastern Asia to pull heavy loads long distances through difficult conditions. The Siberian Husky, Samoyed , and Alaskan Malamute are all breeds directly descended from the original sled dog.(The information from wiki)

 

1 person sledge is 125 €. 2 people sledge is 99 €/per person for the 10km. You can book the tour on their website or Levi tourist offical website. 

 

Price include:

- Guiding by English or Finnish.
- Transfer Levi - Tundra Huskies - Levi.
- Hot drinks and sausages by open fire.
- VAT 10%.

 

Thanks Levi Tourist office sponsored me the Tundra Huskies husky safari 10 km. You made my dream come true. I had a great husky safari experience with my baby during my pregnancy. We enjoyed the tour. I appreciated the fantastic tour.

 

Tundra Huskies official website

Name: Tundra Huskies

Address:Sokkaporantie, Köngäs, Lappi, Finland

Tel:+358 (0)500 878 474

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Levi tourist office website

You can find the Levi tourist information and book your Huskies safari tour or other activities in Levi on this website.
Address: Myllyjoentie 2, Levi 99130, Finland

Open Hour :Mon-Fri 9:00-17:30,Sat-Sun11:00-16:00
Tel: +358 16 639 3300

Map


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How can you get in Levi

 

By plane

Kittilä airport (IATA: KTT, ICAO: EFKT)  is some ten south from Levi. Airport has direct connections to Helsinki by Finnair and (during season) Blue1 and to Riga by Air Baltic. Busses coming from south travel via airport to Levi. You may also use taxi.

By train+bus
Overnight trains operate from Helsinki and Turku to Rovaniemi and Kolari (getting from Turku to Kolari require change in Tampere). From these you have to take bus. Trip takes 2.5 hours from Rovaniemi and 1hour and 15 mins from Kolari.
By bus
Busses operate from Helsinki to Levi requiring change in Rovaniemi. Trip takes over 16 hours!

 

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Una在拉維市(Levi)的第一晚在Levitunturi Spa Hotel有相當好的睡眠品質,這天一早Una吃完早餐後,就先到Levi市的觀光單位做了簡報,做完簡報就是參加Levi市替Una安排的哈士奇雪撬活動,門口已經有同團的人在等待了。後來才發現原來Levi的觀光單位就在Una住得下榻飯店對面而已,過個馬路就到非常方便,怪不得會幫Una安排這間下榻飯店。

 

 

Levi的遊客中心就位於Levi市觀光單位的一樓,門口還有兩座貨真價實的北極熊冰雕,就可以知道這裡有多冷了。Una當然也要跟可愛的北極熊冰雕來合照一張。

 

 

 

 

遊客中心門口的另一隻北極熊站姿冰雕。

 

可以看到當天的天氣有多冷,車子和樹都被雪給覆蓋了。

 

Una到芬蘭前想實現的願望清單之一,當然包括搭乘哈士奇狗雪撬。以前只能在電影裡看到,總覺得是件很夢幻又遙遠的事情。兩天前住極光屋時,經理當時也是幫Una安排了哈士奇狗雪撬的活動,後來得知Una剛懷孕,為了肚中的寶寶安全著想就幫Una取消。後來參加活動回來的人跟Una說, 其實搭乘哈士奇狗雪撬沒有想像中的快和顛簸,還滿安全的,所以這次拉維市替Una安排的哈士奇雪撬,Una當然就沒打算取消了。

 

 

參加哈士奇雪撬團,哈士奇雪撬車會開小巴到遊客中心門口來接送。

 

 

 

 

 

哈士奇場的主人幫Una安排坐在駕駛座旁,其他人又是成雙成對或朋友的參加,Una是此團中唯一的亞洲人。

 

來Levi根本就在挑戰低溫,昨晚-25度已經夠冷了,這天早上竟然又下降了-7度,到了-32度。

 

 

哈士奇雪撬公司的老闆兼教練,他養哈士奇狗已經有26年的經驗,他邊開車邊跟全車的人解說。

 

 

 

沒多久就開到哈士奇狗莊園外。

 

 

大家都包得密不通風,因為真的太冷了。

 

 

好興奮準備進入哈士奇莊園了。

 

 

 

莊園老闆在跟團員們解說,並說到今天天氣驟降,如果跑10km的話,有一段路程會到零下45度。問大家的意願是要5km還是10km的路程,大家當然都還是想要10km,畢竟都難得來啦!

 

哈士奇雪撬車也有安全距離,要保持10公尺。

 

 

這裡老闆示範正確駕駛哈士奇雪撬的姿勢,1.雙手緊握手把,駕駛中不能單手放開,像是為了拍照、打招呼等。2.雙腳踏在雪撬兩邊的木條上。

 

 

 

 

駕駛哈士奇雪撬也要注意速度放慢,因為哈士奇狗拉雪撬會太興奮跑太快,有可能追撞到前面的雪撬。尤其是轉彎的時候,速度沒有放慢也會摔出去的,所以學會怎麼剎車很重要。

 

 

 

可以看到雪撬後方中央有個馬鞍型的鐵片,用力踩下去就能剎車和輕輕踩則是減慢速度,在轉彎的時候特別需要。接著就準備出發啦。

 

 

雪撬共有8隻哈士奇在拉, 牠們非常的活潑好動,對於要拉雪撬都興奮得跳起來。一開始莊園主人踩住煞車,還沒出發時,所有的哈士奇狗還不耐煩的往後看,想說怎麼還不出發,讓我見識到甚麼叫快脫韁的哈士奇狗。還有哈士奇跑一跑會突然吵架,真是太有趣了。

 

 

呼,生平第一次坐在哈士奇雪撬上,Una跟肚中的寶寶一起享受芬蘭北極圈的雪景,真是太夢幻啦!駕駛雪撬的是莊園老闆,所以他才有辦法技術好到邊駕駛邊幫Una拍照。可以看到當天的天氣有多冷,才坐雪撬沒多久,蓋在Una身上的毛毯已經開始結霜了。

 

 

 

這是Una的自拍照,整張臉都被包的整個密不通風,零下30度以下真的太冷了,這趟芬蘭北極圈行,真的是在考驗Una到底能忍耐住多寒冷的天氣。冷風吹來,都覺得臉冷到刺痛,鼻子吸進去的空氣都是冰的。

 

 

 

可以看到廣大的雪原上,其他團員駕駛哈士奇雪撬的身影。

 

 

 

這家的哈士奇狗莊園的哈士奇,都是北極圈的純種西伯利亞哈士奇狗。

 


西伯利亞的純種哈士奇,其實滿像狼的,只差不會啊嗚。

 

 

感謝莊園主人幫Una拍照,當下Una真的快凍僵了。Una當時最承受不了的就是腳,感覺腳都快凍僵了,已經寒冷穿透了鞋子,腳已經冷到會痛。當時穿了兩層襪子又穿靴子,又蓋毛毯還是不夠保暖啊!

 

 

 

 

 

 

眼前的雪景,好美好夢幻,真的有如置身電影場景啊!

 

 

剛好所有的哈士奇都轉頭。

 

 

主人一叫就全部回頭,非常訓練有素的哈士奇狗狗。

 


可愛的哈士奇狗狗。

 

 

Una還有極光寶寶跟哈士奇狗狗的合照,當時為了橋帽子有點好笑。

 

跟哈士奇的自拍,牠還主動湊過來。

 

自拍第二張,這張牠好帥氣。

 

 

哈士奇雪撬結束後,就可以到他們的小木屋裡,可以圍著熱熱的火爐取暖,還有熱飲和德國香腸。

 

今天的天氣真的冷極了,我想駕駛哈士奇雪撬的人肯定更冷,沒毛毯可以蓋,不過老外對於這種零下溫度應該很習慣。

 

 

大家就是這樣烤德國香腸的,烤得外皮有點脆脆的真好吃。

 

Una穿的就是莊園的防寒衣裝備,附上正港的香腸嘴照片給大家。

 

 

結束小木屋點心時間後,就參觀他們的馴鹿場。

 

還可以餵食馴鹿,莊園會提供飼料讓旅客餵食。

 

 

(圖片為Tundra Huskies提供)

 

這是2015-2016年哈士奇雪撬5km和10km的價目表。

 

 

(圖片為Tundra Huskies提供)

Una滿強力推薦這間Tundra Huskies的哈士奇雪撬活動,他們家在Levi的活動在Tripadvisor網站是排名第一名,有興趣的朋友可以上去看評價。哈士奇莊園主人有26年飼養和訓練哈士奇狗的經驗,所以非常專業。這裡的哈士奇狗都是純種的西伯利亞哈士奇,哈士奇狗都訓練有素,也被照顧得很好。因為哈士奇是莊園的重要資產,很重視牠們的健康和飲食,這些哈士奇狗都是很愛拉雪撬運動的。哈士奇狗都有工作年限,工作幾年就會退休。莊園主人非常注意旅客和狗的安全,跑的路線雪景很美很夢幻。其實你只要觀察狗的健康狀況和對於拉雪撬的興奮反應,就可以知道牠們被照顧得很好。

 

 

 

這裡要介紹一下哈士奇狗又叫雪撬犬,是原產於西伯利亞東部的工作犬,能在北極嚴寒環境中生存的能力,牠們最早被居民飼養的功能用於拉重物長途跋涉。西伯利亞雪撬犬的性情溫順,因為是工作犬,所以牠們的精力充沛,喜歡探索和運動。牠們有強烈的奔跑本能,所以不讓牠們拖雪撬跑,牠們還會不爽。像哈士奇狗的長征比賽都是幾天幾夜的,拉雪撬對牠們來說只能算是小小的暖身。哈士奇狗需要很大的運動量,不然只是餵食又沒讓牠運動,牠就會過胖。記住哈士奇狗雖然很可愛,但牠們身上的長毛就是為了保護牠們在極圈這樣嚴寒的天氣下存活,而且需要在空曠的地方奔跑,讓牠大量的運動,所以非常不適合像台灣這樣的亞熱帶國家居住。這種天生就習慣在零下二、三十度生活的狗狗,愛牠就該讓牠留在適合的國家長大。

 

這次Una參加的哈士奇雪撬10km,如果是兩人用一台雪撬(一人駕駛、一人乘坐),每人99 € ,只有一個人參加的費用是125 €。請上Levi的觀光網站訂購此行程,或直接上官網訂購。費用包括從Levi的遊客中心來回接送、英文嚮導、在爐火享受熱飲和香腸、稅。當時他們有提供防寒衣給大家,但是網站沒提到,訂行程前可以再確認一下。

 

 

 

 

謝謝Levi市招待Una這次的Tundra Huskies士奇雪撬10km行程,讓Una又實現了夢想清單之一。很幸運第一次的哈士奇雪撬經驗,就遇上這個零下45度的低溫,真的讓Una和肚中的極光寶寶永生難忘了。Una當時是從炎熱的澳洲夏天飛到寒冷的芬蘭北極圈,這個溫差至少70度,ˊ人生第一次經歷這麼大的溫差!感謝莊園主人的專業,讓我跟極光寶寶坐在雪撬裡都很安全,路也不會太顛簸。

 

 

 

Tundra Huskies官網

名稱: Tundra Huskies

地址:Sokkaporantie, Köngäs, Lappi, Finland

營業時間:

電話:+358 (0)500 878 474

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LEVI觀光網站

Levi官網可以預訂哈士奇雪撬和其他行程。

地址: Myllyjoentie 2, Levi 99130, Finland

營業時間 :週一到週五9:00-17:30,週六、周日11:00-16:00

電話: +358 16 639 3300

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到Levi交通方式

飛機:赫爾辛基(Helsinki)機場有直達班機,可搭芬蘭航空。

巴士:從赫爾辛基(Helsinki)搭巴士到羅瓦涅米(Rovaniemi),再轉巴士到Levi,車程約16小時。
火車+巴士:搭夜班火車從赫爾辛基(Helsinki)到羅瓦涅米(Rovaniemi)。在從羅瓦涅米(Rovaniemi)搭巴士到Levi,巴士車程約2.5小時。

 

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(photo from Spa Hotel Levitunturi)

I took the bus from Inari to Santa Claus Village in the morning, then I transferred to Rovaniemi bus station to take the bus to Levi in the afternoon. Finally I arrived in Levi at night. Levi was my third sponsor trip. I was going to stay here 2 nights. 


(photo from Levi tourist office)

Let me introduce Levi first. Levi is a fell located in Finnish Lapland. It's also very popular to see the Northern lights here. At a latitude of 67.8° north, it is located approximately 170 km (110 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. It usually guarantees generous snow cover and sub-zero (<-18C) temperatures throughout winter. Most tourists are from Finland or the other European countries. You can take a flight from London, Paris, Amsterdam...ect to Levi.

Levi is the largest and the best ski resort in Finland. There are 43 ski slopes here. The skiing and snowboarding season in Levi is fairly long, often lasting from October to mid-May. The slopes in Levi are mostly suitable for beginners or intermediates, but there are also three black slopes for experts. There are many activities you can choose here. You also can hold your wedding here.



The first bus stop just in front of the 4 stars hotel-Spa Hotel Levitunturi. It was so convenience. I was treated to stay here 2 nights. 


I thought was cold enough at -20 degree in Inari last night, but it was -25 degree here this night. I was so happy that I can go into Spa Hotel Levitunturi so quick and I didn't need to suffer the cold weather outside. It was so warm in the lobby. 



I got my room key and the spa water world enter watch after the check in. You can feel the Lapland, Finland atmosphere in the lobby. You can see the ceiling and the walls were built with timber. The floor was made of stone. This hotel is top 3 in Levi accommodation on the tripadviosr website. Room price is including: Breakfast buffet, Morning swim Tue-Sun, one daily entrance to Spa Water World, entrance to gym, entrance to Playhouse Inka&Nico for children, entrance to restaurant. The spa water world is quite popular here. The adult fee is 22 €.



You can see it was at -25 degree. There were Levi tourist information books in 3 different languages in the lobby. 


I love this decoration. It seemed  to tell you welcome to the Lapland in Finland.


You can see the Lapland style in this hotel.


My room was 106.


I was going to open my room door.



The room key was special. The black watch allowed me free entry to the Spa Water World


I was going to stay at this room 2 nights. It was DBL standard room. 



The DBL standard room price from 132 €. It would be cheaper if only one occupant, it would charge from 115 €.


The room entrance and the hall.


 

You can put your luggage and hang your coats here.


The desk area has kettle and fridge.


The safe for your valuables.


I liked the warm color design in the bathroom. The toilet, shower and the clothes dryer.


The hairdryer in the sink area.


I loved the simple chair. It was quite comfort to sit in here. You can see the snow scenery when you open the curtain.


 

I was surprised that there was a backdoor to the outside. There was a balcony. They already cleaned the snow from the floor.



It looked like I stayed in a cabin from the outside.


Thanks Levi tourist office for being my sponsor. I was so happy I had wonderful stay in Levi during my pregnancy with my baby. We had great sleep in the 4 star hotel-Spa Hotel Levitunturi.


I recommend to book the room on their official website. Sometimes they offer the holiday package, so you can get the cheaper price. This hotel often fully booked, so you need to book your room early, even in the off-peak season.


Hotel advantages

1.Great location! The bus stop just in front of the hotel.

2. Free one daily entrance to Spa Water World.

3.Free breakfast  buffet.

4.Free WIFI.

5.It is close to the Levi tourist office and the ski resort .

6.Good for family. You can book the baby cot for the room free of charge.


Spa Hotel Levitunturi official website official website

HotelSpa Hotel Levitunturi

Address: Levintie 1590, Levi 99130, Finland
Open hour :24 hours
Tel: +358 16 646 301

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Levi tourist office website

You can find the Levi tourist information and book your room and activities in Levi on this website.

Address: Myllyjoentie 2, Levi 99130, Finland

Open Hour :Mon-Fri 9:00-17:30,Sat-Sun11:00-16:00

Tel: +358 16 639 3300

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How can you get in Levi

By plane
Kittilä airport (IATA: KTT, ICAO: EFKT)  is some ten south from Levi. Airport has direct connections to Helsinki by Finnair and (during season) Blue1 and to Riga by Air Baltic. Busses coming from south travel via airport to Levi. You may also use taxi.
By train+bus
Overnight trains operate from Helsinki and Turku to Rovaniemi and Kolari (getting from Turku to Kolari require change in Tampere). From these you have to take bus. Trip takes 2.5 hours from Rovaniemi and 1hour and 15 mins from Kolari.
By bus
Busses operate from Helsinki to Levi requiring change in Rovaniemi. Trip takes over 16 hours!


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(此照片由Spa Hotel Levitunturi提供)

Una跟肚中的極光寶寶,一大早吃完早餐就從Inari搭了巴士,先去了聖誕老人村,然後再到Rovaniemi的巴士站搭上往Levi的巴士,這天共搭了三班巴士,晚上終於到了Levi。Levi是Una這次芬蘭行的第三個贊助旅遊地點,也是此行的最後一個贊助旅行行程,將在這住兩晚。相較前兩次的贊助旅行,這次Una不是被旅行社或飯店招待,而是被芬蘭最大的滑雪勝地Levi市的觀光單位招待住宿和旅行。


(此照片由Levi觀光單位提供)

Una先簡單介紹Levi這個地方,Levi是位於北極圈以北的拉普蘭(Lapland)區,也是芬蘭追極光很熱門的地點。這裡位於北極圈以北170公里,北緯 67.8°,這裡冬天平均都是-18度以下。來這裡的觀光客,大多數來自芬蘭本地和歐洲各國。巴黎、倫敦、阿姆斯特丹等都有直航的飛機到這個滑雪勝地。


這裡是芬蘭最大的滑雪勝地,共有43座滑雪場,滑雪季節也相當長,從十月到五月中旬。這裡的滑雪坡度,從初學者到專家的坡度都有,不少國際滑雪賽事也都是在這裡舉辦。這裡也有很多的冬季活動可以選擇,也不少歐洲人特地來此舉辦婚禮,處處都可以找到令人驚喜的地方。



巴士停在Levi的第一站,剛好就是Una今晚被招待的四星級飯店Spa Hotel Levitunturi門口,非常方便。



前一晚在Inari時,以為-21度已經是Una此行最冷的極限,沒想到Levi又更冷,竟然冷到-25度。還好 ㄧ下巴士就可以馬上進Spa Hotel Levitunturi飯店的溫暖大廳,不用在外面受寒太久。


跟飯店人員告知Una的姓名後,他們就把房卡和一個磁性手錶遞給Una,順便跟Una解說房間和溫水游泳池的位置,並祝Una住得開心。入眼就可以感受到北歐拉普蘭區的氛圍,木格柵的天花板和裝飾牆面,還有大石塊地板。這間四星級飯店在Tripadvisor網站中,是Levi住宿排行榜的第3名,還被列為超值型住宿。因為在這裡入住的客人可以免費使用Spa Water World水世界的游泳池、桑拿浴室和健身房。Spa Water World水世界的游泳池在當地很受觀光客歡迎,因為天氣太冷了,大家晚上都會來這裡的溫水泳池,成人的入場費就要22 €(以目前1:37匯率來算的話,約台幣800元),還有附免費的早餐和免費WIFI。



牆上可以看到當晚溫度-25度,還有Una此行贊助商Levi觀光單位所印製的三種語言觀光手冊。


好喜歡大廳這個佈置,像是在跟你說:歡迎來到芬蘭北極圈境內啊!


飯店裝潢呈現濃厚的北歐歐普蘭風格。


當天晚上Una被安排入住106房。


插入房卡,準備入住今晚的房間啦!


這裡要特別提一下他們的房卡設計很特別,不是磁卡也不是鑰匙,而是洞洞卡。而右邊的黑色手錶就是可以去Spa Water World水世界的游泳池的免費通關手錶,手錶是防水材質的。



這間就是Una接下來兩晚要住的房間,是標準雙人房,也是此飯店最基本的房型。可以看到北歐簡約風格,裝潢和家具用著大量的木材,呈現出樸實的簡約風格。



此房型的房價132 €起,會依訂房日期而有所變動。如果是單人入住雙人房,價錢會再便宜一點,不會收雙人房的房價,則會從115 €起跳。如果是跟朋友一起入住這個房型,又剛好是132 €這個房價,那麼分攤房錢真的是超划算。等於每人一晚只要66 €(約台幣2440元),還包含了22 €的水世界入場費、自助式早餐還有免費的WIFI,這個價錢很難想像自己是住在物價超高的北歐芬蘭四星級飯店。


入門的玄關處。


一進門就有可以掛大衣和放置行李箱的地方


房內有電視、熱水壺、冰箱。


保險箱


浴室的黑、紅配色給人感覺很溫馨, 一樣是木造天花板。這裡也是提供淋浴式的浴間。大家猜猜馬桶上的櫃子是甚麼?

Una後來也才發現竟然是烘衣機,這間飯店也太貼心了。


浴室裡提供吹風機。


Una很喜歡這兩張簡單又舒適椅子。然後打開後面的窗簾,就可以從門和窗戶看到外面的雪景,有種置身於電影場景的感覺。


 

當時有點訝異,沒想到房間裡還有個後門。打開後發現有個小陽台,可以坐在那,而地板上的積雪也都先被清掉了。



從外面往房間裡面看是這個樣子的,有種住小木屋的錯覺。


這裡特別感謝Levi的觀光單位,讓Una和極光寶寶能有機會來Levi觀光,並招待住在Spa Hotel Levitunturi四星級飯店,兩晚都睡得香甜,也享受好吃的早餐。


建議上官網訂房,有時會有提供套裝價格,如果有帶小孩的話,預定嬰兒床也比較方便。官網訂房價錢有時會比在其他的訂房網站還便宜,訂房前可以多比價。算要在旺季入住這間飯店的話,請提早幾個月訂,即便淡季最好也提前一個月訂,以免向隅。


飯店優點

1.巴士站就在飯店門口,非常方便。

2.包含免費使用Spa Water World水世界的溫水游泳池、健身房、桑拿和兒童遊戲間,價值22 €

3.免費自助式早餐。

4.免費WIFI,訊號很好。

5..離遊客中心和滑雪場都很近。

6.也適合家庭旅遊,可以免費預訂嬰兒床放在房內。


飯店官網

飯店名稱Spa Hotel Levitunturi

地址: Levintie 1590, Levi 99130, Finland
營業時間 :櫃台24小時
電話: +358 16 646 301

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LEVI觀光網站

Levi官網除了當地的旅遊資訊提供外,還可以預定Levi的活動、住宿。

地址: Myllyjoentie 2, Levi 99130, Finland

營業時間 :週一到週五9:00-17:30,週六、周日11:00-16:00

電話: +358 16 639 3300

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到Levi交通方式

飛機:赫爾辛基(Helsinki)機場有直達班機,可搭芬蘭航空。

巴士:從赫爾辛基(Helsinki)搭巴士到羅瓦涅米(Rovaniemi),再轉巴士到Levi,車程約16小時。
火車+巴士:搭夜班火車從赫爾辛基(Helsinki)到羅瓦涅米(Rovaniemi)。在從羅瓦涅米(Rovaniemi)搭巴士到Levi,巴士車程約2.5小時。


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It was like an impossible dream for me to see the aurora. Finally I had the chance to visit Finland, because  of the  MATKA. I almost flew half way around the earth to make my dream come true. It was 36 hours flight from Sydney, Australia to Helsinki, Finland. I transferred twice in 2 airports. I took the night train and bus from Helsinki to Inari. It was a quite long trip to Lapland, but it was worth it. 

Inari was my priority place to see the aurora in Finland. I saw there were many people shared their experience for seeing the aurora there. Your biggest chance to see the Northern lights in Lapland Finland will be at a higher latitude. Arctic Circle: 66° 33' 39" N; Inari: 68° 39' 34”. Especially the lake Inari is a perfect place to watch the northern lights in Inari as it is an open space without light pollution.


The bus stopped in front of VisitInari.fi company. It was the first bus stop in Inari. The company offer hotel and cabin accommodation and a wide selection of wilderness safaris and Sámi culture tours all year round.


I was going to stay in Inari Aurora Resort. Let's go check in here.


Here is Check in reception. I talked with the staff for a while. She was so curious why so many Taiwanese came here to see the Norther lights. I answers her "We thought here is the best place to see the aurora in Finland." I think most of Taiwanese had the strong faith to see the Northern lights here, after all it is so far away from Taiwan to Finland.


I was sponsored by VisitInari.fi company to stay in this new hotel"Inari aurora resort". Double room from 138€/night. Single room from 118€/night. One person rooms are the same as for two persons. 


This hotel built in 2014. Excellent location for watching aurora. It's next to the Inari lake. All rooms have their own sauna and most rooms have a direct view onto Inari lake. The hotel is by the Inari lake, so you can see Northern Lights directly from there, you don't need any transfer.


The room key was so beautiful. Good sign to see the aurora tonight. 


You will get a breakfast voucher after check in. Presenting this voucher to HOTEL INARI, then you can enjoy the buffet breakfast. 


The entrance hallway view from the room. There was a small space to separate from the bedroom.  


There was a wardrobe in the entrance hallway. It's a simple and smart space design. You can leave your coat and shoes covered by the snow here, then your bedroom won't get wet. The snow can't go through the front door as well.


You still have another wardrobe in the bedroom.



You can see it was like a brand new room. I love the modern interior design.The precious metal color was a little bit luxury. 


You can see the Inari lake view when you open the curtain. You don't need to suffer in the cold weather for waiting the aurora. You can check the aurora in the room. 


All rooms have their own sauna.


You can enjoy the sauna with your partner or friend. It will be great to enjoy it after suffering in the very cold weather. 


The shower in the bathroom. 


The hair dryer in the bathroom.


The luxury resort low pressure rainfall shower head. You can enjoy a hot shower here. 


In the en-suite bathroom there was a sauna and shower. You can have a shower after and before the sauna. 


The hotel provided the energy shower gel. It's good for your skin and the earth.  



I was still so excited after the Aurora Snowmobile Expedition tourtour. I met one Taiwanese couple during my trip. They also stayed in Inari this night for seeing the aurora. They told me the aurora would finish soon, so I went to the Inari lake again to see the aurora. I only walked about 2-3 mins from my room to the Inari lake. I was so lucky to have found the dancing Aurora again. 



The Taiwanese took me this photo. I was so touched in this night. I was with my baby to see the amazing aurora. I only saw the ice lake in the movie, but I was standing on the ice lake in this night. Fantastic night in Inari. 



A little bit the aurora borealis with the hotel.


You can return your room key in this mailbox.

Thanks my sponsor VisitInari.fi company help me to see the beautiful aurora and stay in Inari Aurora Resort hotel. I had the wonderful experience with my baby in Inar. It was a little pity I only stayed in Inari about 13 hours, but I had a an unforgettable night here. VisitInari.fi company made my dream came true in Inari.


Hotel advantages

1.Great location! The hotel just next to the Inari lake. Most rooms have a direct view onto Inari lake. The best place to see the aurora. You can stay at room to wait for the aurora.

2.Brand new hotel and all rooms have their own sauna.

3.Free buffet breakfast in Inari Hotel.

4.Free WIFI

5.The bus stop is very close the hotel and the office.


Inari Aurora Resort Hotel 


VISITINARI.FI OFFICAL WEBSITE

Hotel:Inari Aurora Resort Hotel

Address: Inarintie 38, FI – 99870 Inari, Lapland – Finland
Office time :
7.12 – 31.3  Daily 9am- 7pm
1.4 – 6.12  Monday – Friday klo 9:30am – 5pm
Tel: +358 (0)40 179 6069

How to get there

Flight:From Helsinki to lvalo, You can take the taxi or bus to Inari Aurora Resort. You can contact hotel for the Airport transfers (at an additional cost).

Train+bus:Take the train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, then next day to take the morning bus from Rovaniemi to Inari.

Train information https://shop.vr.fi/onlineshop/ReturnToWelcome.do  


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對於這輩子能看到極光這件事,在Una心中一直都像是個遙不可及的夢想。要不是這次剛好到芬蘭參加國際研討會,不然Una也沒有這種千載難逢到北歐追極光的好機會。這次Una繞了地球半圈,從南半球的雪梨飛到北歐的芬蘭,途中轉了兩次飛機,歷經這輩子最長的飛程時間36小時。然後再從赫爾辛基,一路夜宿火車、公車才到了芬蘭最北部的北極圈拉普蘭區(Lapland),真的可以說是千里迢迢來北極圈,就只為了圓看極光這麼夢想啊!


在出發前,位於芬蘭北極圈的Inari,本來就是Una預計追極光的首選之地。先前就看到不少網友分享在Inari看到極光的機率極高,原本打定主意就是在赫爾辛基參加完研討會後,就殺去Inari待幾天,看看自己是否能幸運的看到極光。基本上只要在芬蘭北極圈的Lapland區都有看到極光的機會,只是愈往高緯度走,看到極光的機率又會更高。北極圈的緯度是66°33′ 39",而Inari的緯度是68° 39' 34”。


巴士一到達Inari的第一站就是VisitInari.fi 旅行社的門口,這裡可以幫你安排各種活動和住宿,一整年都有很多活動可以選擇。


這裡也是我這次準備入住飯店Inari Aurora Resort的check in地點,現在就直接拖著行李進去Check in吧!


進來check in囉! 我跟照片中這位員工聊了許久,她說她很好奇,她遇到超多台灣人都來這裡看極光,都覺得來這裡就一定會看到極光。我回答說:「對啊!」心想:「台灣鄉民力量很大的,Inari真的就是台灣人認為在芬蘭最容易看到極光的地方啊!」台灣人大老遠從台灣飛來芬蘭看極光的信念很強好嗎?哈


很幸運的Una被贊助到這間去年才剛新落成的Inari Aurora Resort Hotel。每間都是雙人房,房價為138歐元起。老闆很好如果單人入住不會收雙人房的價錢,會比較便宜。單人入住房價118歐元起,房間價錢會因淡旺季而有所變動。


(飯店樓梯外牆的設計帶點日式風格。)

這間去年2014才新建的Inari Aurora Resort Hotel一樣位於Inari Lake旁,就位於Inari Hotel的後面而已,而且離Inari湖更近,大部分的房間都是可以看到湖景的。


Check in後,會發房間的磁卡給你,上面還有極光的照片真用心,這應該也是個祝房客會看到極光的好徵兆。


Check in也會送一張早餐卷,就在隔壁的Inari Hotel吃自助式早餐,我當天入住的是502房。


這是進門後的玄關空間,是從房間內往玄關拍的角度。


這個空間的設計很好,因為從外面看完極光回來,身上和鞋子上肯定都是雪,所以可以讓沾雪的外套和鞋子都先掛在玄關的衣架,這樣房間的地面就不會因為融化的雪水變得溼答答的,還有打開門時的風雪,也不會吹進房間裏頭啦!


這張是我站在房間更裡面往玄關的方向拍,所以進房後,還是有另一個衣櫃讓你掛衣物。


房間的配色我很喜歡,帶點金屬感的時尚設計,簡單俐落。今晚我又跟我中的寶寶一起入住雙人房,有舒服的大床可以睡,真是太棒啦!


窗外就是Inari湖,可以先透過窗戶查看外面是否有極光再出門,不用傻傻的在外面受風寒等著看極光。


這間飯店的每間房間都有自己專屬的私人桑拿室,可以跟同行的朋友或另一半一起享受正港的芬蘭桑拿浴。


尤其在外面寒冷的天氣下看完極光,回到房裡享受個桑拿浴肯定很舒服。只是Una當時懷孕,所以對這間桑拿室無福享受。這裡Una也要很慎重的叮嚀,那就是孕婦不能使用桑拿浴的,尤其前三個月肚中的寶寶非常脆弱,承受不起這樣的高溫,請好好呵護在你體內的新生命。

關於孕婦是否能蒸桑拿的網頁是給準媽媽和準爸爸看的。解疑答惑:孕婦可以泡溫泉、蒸桑拿嗎?


浴室設計很簡單,地面跟淋浴間的磁磚顏色都是同一色系。


洗手台區,有另外的梳妝鏡和吹風機。


很注重環保的飯店,用得是綠色環保沐浴乳,不傷肌膚,洗出來的泡泡好對環境也比較好唷!


超讚的SPA花撒蓮蓬頭,無論冬天夏天使用都很享受啊!


 私人桑拿室就在淋浴間隔壁,可以先沖澡,然後蒸完桑拿再洗乾淨,很方便。


晚上參加完雪上摩托車遠征極光團之後,回到飯店稍作休息一下,對於看極光還是超迷戀的。Una在旅遊途中遇到的一對夫妻,剛好這一晚也是待Inari。女生跟我一樣都是孕婦,特地來北歐追極光。他們就說極光應該快沒了,所以我趁趁極光快消失前,趕快再冒著寒冷的天氣,出門看極光。飯店走到湖大約只有2-3分鐘,很幸福不用走太遠可以看到舞動的極光。


特地請對方幫我拍下這張難得的極光合照,原來看極光有點光害也是有好處的,至少可以拍到這種很清楚的全身照啊!(從照片可以看得出,因為半夜太冷,都已經沒甚麼人在看極光了。)這是我跟極光寶寶唯一一張跟極光清楚的合照啊!!!!這晚是Una第一次站在冰湖上很興奮,以前只有在電影中看到湖面結冰的畫面,現在卻能親身經歷站在冰湖上的滋味,還能跟肚子裡的極光寶寶一起看遠處舞動的極光,真的太感動、太幸福了


天邊只剩一點點的綠色極光跟Inari aurora resort飯店的合照。


如果check out的時間辦公室還沒開的話,直接把磁卡丟進門口這個信箱就可以了。像Una隔天一早就是搭第一班巴士,所以就把磁卡丟進這信箱唷!

後來發現Inari Hotel網站的照片,像是附有桑拿室的房間,也改裝成跟Inari Aurora Resort的裝潢一模一樣。兩邊價錢都一樣,只是Inari Aurora Resort是新建的,所以住進去的感覺會更舒適。


感謝VisitInari.fi 公司的贊助這次在INARI的Inari Aurora Resort住宿和雪上摩托車追極光團,讓我實現跟肚中寶寶一起在芬蘭看到極光的願望。雖然這次待在Inari的時間很趕,大約13個小時,但已經有個很難忘的極光夜晚。


飯店優點

1.飯店就在Inari lake旁,追極光走幾步就到很方便。可以在房內先看窗外極光狀況,不用在外面受寒太久。

2.免費WIFI,訊號很好。

3.附贈Inari Hotel的自助式早餐。

4.飯店很新,還附贈私人桑拿室。

5.巴士站就停在飯店附近,行李不用拖太遠,在雪地拖行李是件滿吃力的事。


Inari Aurora Resort Hotel 訂房資訊


VISITINARI.FI 官網

飯店名稱Inari Aurora Resort Hotel

地址: Inarintie 38, FI – 99870 Inari, Lapland – Finland
營業時間
7.12 – 31.3  Daily 9am- 7pm
1.4 – 6.12  Monday – Friday klo 9:30am – 5pm
電話: +358 (0)40 179 6069

交通方式

飛機:可以搭Norwegian Air由赫爾辛基(Helsinki) 飛Ivalo,再由Ivalo機場搭巴士或計程車到Inari Aurora Resort。請先上網查好巴士接駁時間,不然就只能搭計程車了。

長途巴士可在網上先訂票。

火車+巴士:赫爾辛基(Helsinki) 搭火車到羅馬涅米(Rovaniemi),再從羅馬涅米(Rovaniemi)搭早上的巴士到Inari約下午五點多。

火車資訊https://shop.vr.fi/onlineshop/ReturnToWelcome.do  


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【Traveling in Finland 公主背包客。芬蘭篇】Lake & snow Inari Aurora Snowmobile Expedition 雪上摩托車遠征極光。第一次看到極光

【Traveling in Finland 公主背包客。 芬蘭篇】Meeting with boss+ 2015 the launch of a new accommodation-Kelo-Glass Igloos in Hotel kakslauttanen 全台獨家跟極光屋老闆開全球會議+公布2015最新房型照片、價錢與訂房攻略

【Traveling in Finland 公主背包客芬蘭篇】MATKA Speed Meeting & Won the Sponsors 速時會議初體驗 & 贏得贊助

【Traveling in Finland 公主背包客芬蘭篇】Preface 序。北歐夢想之旅

【Traveling in Finland 公主背包客芬蘭篇】Swimming with ice cubes 世界唯一的冰海浮泳


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I'd like to talk about my daughter first before I share the Aurora snowmobile expedition tour. Many friends and fans asked me why her name is Aurora? Her name is related to this activity.  You will figure out once you read the article to the end. I had two purposes for the 2015 Finland trip. The first one was my first business proposal with the Europeans. The second was Aurora hunting. I made some wishes before I went to Finland. The 2 most important wishes were that I will have successful proposal and I will see the aurora in Finland.


I saw one of my friend's photos of the Northern Lights on facebook before I made the decision to Finland. I wasn't pregnant at that time. I was thinking it'll be so fantastic if one day I pregnant to see the aurora with my baby. I commented on his photos " I hope one day I will see the Northern Lights. " He replied me "Come on! You had been to  Easter Island. It's so far away. I'm sure you will see the Northern lights one day. " Finally I made the decision to attend the MATKA in Finland. I didn't know I was already pregnant before I went to Finland. I found out I was pregnant until I was on the night train from Helsinki to Kemi after attending the MATKA. 


Most tourists want to see the Northern lights in Finland. Everyone has the chance to see the aurora. I think the good luck is the most important factor. It's not easy to see the Aurora. Auroras are produced when the magnetosphere is sufficiently disturbed by the solar wind that the trajectories of charged particles in both solar wind and magnetospheric plasma, mainly in the form of electrons and protons, precipitate them into the upper atmosphere, where their energy is lost. The resulting ionization and excitation of atmospheric constituents emits light of varying colour and complexity. 


I met one Taiwanese tour in Kemi. They already finished the Aurora tour in Finland. They were not lucky enough to see the aurora during the trip. I only stayed 2 nights in Lapland. My last night was in Inari. It would be my last chance to see the aurora in Lapland in Finland. You probably know that I saw the aurora in the Aurora Snowmobile Expedition tour in the end.


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Visitinari.fi company was my second sponsor. Lake and snow Inari is a local tour company in Inari. Inari Aurora Hotel and Holiday Village Inari also belong to the company. The office can help you to arrange the activities and the accommodations in Inari. There are 27 winter activities like Winter fishing, Traditional Reindeer Sleigh Ride and Cross country ski etc.in Inari. 


Inari is a good place to see the northern lights, the most northern you go, the best chances you have to see them. The lake Inari is a perfect place to watch the northern lights in Inari as it is an open space without light pollution. There are 6 aurora activities and 10 summer activities available here. They provide evening tours, the highlight is to watch Northern lights while sitting in a reindeer sleigh or on a snowmobile.


One of their best tours is the Sami culture by snowmobile, which goes to Inari lake "the Sami sea" and some Sami historical sites. They also offer cruises in the summer time to Ukko's Rock, the Sami sacrificial Island on Inari lake. The Northern Lights are also part of the Sami culture, as they had believes about them. It was pity I only stayed one night there, so I miss the chance to discover the Sami culture.


The company arranged me the Winter fishing tour at the beginning, but my schedule couldn't make it, then they rearranged me to the Aurora Snowmobile Expedition tour. 


Aurora Snowmobile Expedition takes 3 hours from 20:00 to 23:00.


the tour guide will take us away from the village glow to a location with the best view of the sky that night. If the weather and luck are on our side, we should get to witness natures own magical dancing light show! Hot juice will be provided to warm us up.


Price: 130€/adult, when 2 persons/snowmobile, 140€/adult, when 1 person/snowmobile, 90€/adult sitting in sleigh. Children from 4- 12 years 45€/child sitting in sleigh.Price includes: guiding in English, fuel, winter equipment, helmet, hot drink and picnic snack, insurance (self-liability 800€/snowmobile in case of accident).


I arrived in Inari was about 5:20 pm. The bus just stop in front of the Lake and snow Inari company. It's so convenience. I contacted with the staff. She asked me that I want to ride the snowmobile alone or sit in the sleigh. She responsibly told me that it takes risk if I ride the snowmobile alone. I thought about for a while then I answer her "I'd like to ride the snowmobile alone."  Actually I was not really alone, I was with my baby. She asked me if I have international driver licence? I showed her mine.


I also checked in here and went to my room at the Inari Aurora Hotel. I backed to the office about 7:30. There were many Taiwanese students in this tour. I was the only one girl to ride the snowmobile alone. 


The winter equipment in lake & snow Inari. The snow clothes keep us warm. 


You can see there were so many winter equipments here. 


Everyone was so excited to wear the winter equipment.


Let me show you that I wore the winter equipment. I was ready to go. 


Do I look like the bank robber?


The winter equipment included the balaclava,the ski clothes, shoes and the gloves. It was under minus twenty degrees. The sky was clear. It was not snowing at that night. The tour guide said"we are so lucky tonight. We got the big chance to see the aurora tonight." 


I was very excited and a little nervous. It was my first time to ride the snowmobile. The tour guide taught us the hand signals to make sure we would have a safe trip. We practice at the beginning, then we started our ride. Because we would to a location with the best view of the sky that night without any light, knew the hand signals was very important.


The lake was covered with ice.We were riding on the lake. The lake was not even. I didn't ride the snowmobile very well at first, then I got used to it. 


We saw the first aurora in less then one hour riding. Everyone was so excited. Finally I understood that people said the aurora looks different from the photos. It was not like the green color as the photo. The tour guide Matti said"it just the beginning. we are going to see the more beautiful aurora."


He told us the truth. we saw the aurora was more beautiful than before. I was so touched to see that. I praise god to create the universe is so amazing. I really saw the dancing aurora. It was like in the movie scene. It was like unreal, but it was real!


The dancing aurora and the snowmobiles. Matti gave us the hot drink and the snacks to enjoy the aurora in the chilly night.


The aurora was like a parabola.


I didn't know the aurora could be so various. I was shocked by the beauty of the aurora and earth.


My baby and me with the aurora. Matti said we were so lucky to see the most beautiful aurora in this year.


Finally I had the chance to take the photo with my snowmobile. It was bigger than what I thought.


All the snowmobiles looked new with enough fuel. 


Our tour guide Matti. He was really kind and professional. 

The Aurora Snowmobile Expedition tour was quite popular. It was full booking even in the shoulder season. Please be early to book your Aurora Snowmobile Expedition tour.

Thanks Visitinari.fi company sponsored me the amazing tour, so I had a very impressive experience to see the aurora for the first time. The secret location was so prefect to see the dancing aurora.


I was so touched when I saw the aurora. My dream came true because of  this tour. I really saw the aurora with my baby. That's why we gave the name Aurora to my baby daughter. She can't wait to be my baby, I had the wish was on December,2014, then I came true the dream in one month. Thanks my baby brought me the good luck to see the beautiful aurora in Finland. Thanks god for a safe and blessed journey to us. 


I hope all of you will see the aurora one day.


PS. At that time I'd like to keep the secret that I was pregnant, so the staff didn't know I was pregnant. Thanks god, I am happy that I was safe to enjoy the Aurora Snowmobile Expedition tour.


Finland aurora high season from December to March. You can start to book your accomdation and tour in Inrai now.


Aurora Snowmobile Expedition

Visitinari.fi website:http://visitinari.fi/

Address: Inarintie 38, FI – 99870 Inari, Lapland – Finland

Office open:

7.12 – 31.3  Daily 9am- 7pm

1.4 – 6.12  Monday – Friday klo 9:30am – 5pm

Tel +358 (0)40 179 6069



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The bed was very comfortable at the glass igloo. I had a very good sleep.

 

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The manager showed us the log cabins area after enjoying the beautiful breakfast. It’s also very popular in Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. There are two sizes of the log cabins. There's plenty of room here.  

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The master bedroom.

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The dining area and the kitchen. 

 

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The cozy area in the living room. 

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The private sauna room at the log cabin.

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The private fireplace at the log cabin.

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The log cabin.

 

All the people were looking forward to meet the boss today. Especially I’d like to meet him since I have heard about him at MATKA. The manager arranged a meeting with him after the lunch.

 

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Finally we met him in this meeting on the second day. He was so friendly and humorous. He brought the house plan of the new accommodation and introduced us the feature. Everyone discussed with passion in this meeting. We were the first PR group to see the secret data and know the news. I was so glad that I could attend this global meeting. I was the only one from Asia. I think I was kind of the Asian represent in this meeting.

I admire the boss. He was full of the passion and creation. Especially I was really curios how him get the idea to build the glass igloo. I asked him this question. He answered that he got the idea from the Asian tourists. He saw so many Asian tourists wore a lot of clothes but still shaking in the cold night few hours waiting for the Northern Lights. After all most of Asian people unusual to be used to under the 10 degree in the winter.

He was thinking if I could build a room where people can see the Northern lights without suffer in the very cold weather and enjoy the warm temperature. It sounds like a dream at this moment. Fortunately he made it and the glass igloo became the one of the most fantastic rooms in the world. Imagine lying comfortably in a warm bed gazing at the starry sky and the Northern Lights. It’s so amazing, isn’t it? That’s why it’s really popular in the world and hard to book a room in the high season.

We were talking about many Asian people have the special feelings to the Northern Lights. I didn’t deny it. It’s not everyone come to Lapland has the chance to see the Northern Lights. You really must be lucky enough. Japanese believe that the woman will have a boy if the woman pregnant in the Northern Lights night.

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The boss gave us the gifts was a good way to end the meeting. The gift was a little sample of the glass igloo. There is a switch in the bottom. I’ve seen this gift at MATKA. It’s delicate and meaningful. It always reminds me of the beautiful memory in Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. I was the first one to get gift from the boss. I felt I was so lucky. It was a little pity I didn’t have chance to take a photo with the boss. He was too busy.

 

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The main point from the meeting was the Kelo-Glass Igloo. The launch of a totally new accommodation this year. The Kelo-Glass Igloo combines the comforting warmth of cozy log cabins with the sensational views of the world-famous glass igloos. Here will be ready to receive visitors in November 2015. You can start to book the room now!!! Only 17 kelo-glass Igloo. Maximum capacity of 6 people at one kelo-glass Igloo.

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It will be the top accommodation in Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. All feature a private sauna, fireplace, kitchenette, and a bedroom with a stunning glass roof. Kelo is a special type of pinewood found only in Lapland. That’s why this accommodation called Kelo-Glass Igloo.

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The best season to see the northern lights in Finland is from December to March. I highly recommend you can book the room during 10th January to 30th January if you want to save money, enjoy the luxury room and have a great chance to see the Northern Lights. You will have a fantastic memory here.

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It’s difficult to get a room in the high season, so please book your room early. Chinese New Year is also very popular. You can spent Chinese New Year with your family here.

You can book Christmas Program 3 Nights Package if you want to let your child, children or yourself have an unforgettable Christmas holiday. You can visit Santa’s house. He will give you’re the Xmas gift and show his house to you. Of course! You can talk to him and take some photos. It’s a great way to turn your dream and your child dream into reality. It’s definitely worthy.

The best season to see the northern lights in Finland is from December to March. I highly recommend you can book the room during 10th January to 30th January if you want to save money, enjoy the luxury room and have a great chance to see the Northern Lights. You will have a fantastic memory here.

It’s difficult to get a room in the high season, so please book your room early. Chinese New Year is also very popular. You can spent Chinese New Year with your family here.

You can book Christmas Program 3 Nights Package if you want to let your child, children or yourself have an unforgettable Christmas holiday. You can visit Santa’s house. He will give you’re the Xmas gift and show his house to you. Of course! You can talk to him and take some photos. It’s a great way to turn your dream and your child dream into reality. It’s definitely worthy.

 

The Kelo-Glass Igloo Price list

 

 

Daily Price in

Shoulder Season

2015.11.1-11.28
2016.1.10-1.30
2016.3.16-4.30

Daily Price in

High Season

2015.11.29-12.22
2015.12.26-2016.1.9
2016.1.31-3.5

Christmas Program

3 Nights Package

 

Mandatory
for Kelo-Glass Igloo

2015.12.23-12.26

Single Occupancy
(per person
)

 401

 501

 2,494

First and Second Adult
(per person)

 243

 304

 1,511

- Extra Adult
(per person)

 182

 228

 1,133

Children under 12

(per person)

 158

 197

 982

 

Somethings you should know before you book the Kelo-Glass Igloo.
1. Minimum 2 nights stay.

2. Room rate includes breakfast only, dinners mentioned above are mandatory.

3. Daily cleaning is not included in the room rate. It could be arranged with additional charge at €13 per person per night, please reserve in advance.


4. It is equipped with bathroom, sauna and fireplace, there are 3-5 pieces of firewood with matches for you to start with, extra firewood is at €13 per box (self-service for collection, please pay at reception).


5. Christmas Program package applies from 23.12.15 to 26.12.15, it is a 3-night package including 2-way airport transfer from Ivalo Airport, 3 nights stay in the same cabin, 2 normal half board dinners and the festive program on the Christmas Eve with a buffet dinner and Santa’s Home Visit.


6. Special rate is available for guests who stay for 7 nights or more, please contact us for more information.


7. We could put the 2 single beds in Glass igloo bedroom into double bed upon request.


8. Please do not touch the glass, pour water or throw any objects to the glass roof.


9. CHANGING ROOM. Check-out time is at 10:00. Please vacate your room before 10:00, you could leave your luggage in the luggage room before checking in to the new room. The check-in time will be around 14:00-15:00.


10. Guests can borrow our wooden sleighs for luggage handling within our hotel, should you request the luggage handling service from us, it will be at €9 per person per way, please reserve in advance.


11. The closest airport is the Ivalo Airport which is 35 km away, about 30 minutes drive from Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. Transfer service can be arranged at €26 per person per way, half price for children under 12. Please book in advance with flight number and time.


12. All safaris and activities must be reserved through the hotel, only chartered suppliers are allowed to pick up guests from our hotel. Safaris and activities can be booked also on spot, however we do recommend our guests to book the activities in advance to avoid disappointment on arrival in case our suppliers get fully booked.




How can you arrive in Hotel kakslauttanen from Helsinki?

1. Airplane. take airplane from Helsinki to Ivalo, then take the bus or taxi from Ivalo airport to to Hotel Kakslauttanen. Hotel shuttle bus please book in advance with flight number and time

2. Train+bus. take the train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, then take the bus from Rovaniemi to Kakslauttanen in the morning. Bus stop is very close to the hotel. You can find the bus timetable on this website. https://www.matkahuolto.fi/en/

 

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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Address KAKSLAUTTANEN, FI-99830 SAARISELKÄ, FINLAND
Tel +358-166-671-00

kakslauttanen arctic resort offical website

 

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極光屋的床睡起來非常舒服,第二天起床神清氣爽,享用美好的早餐,經理帶我們逛了也是渡假村內相當熱門的木屋區,他們有兩種不同大小的房型。

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度假木屋裡的主臥室,房間氣氛柔和,整體設計簡單氣派。

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兩張單人床,可供朋友或小孩睡覺的地方,房內也是有自己的書桌。

 

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最棒的就是住木屋的旅客還有屬於自己的桑拿室,不用跑到公用區和別人擠。 

 

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這裡還有自己的廚房和用餐區,無論夏天或冬天都是家庭出遊的好選擇。 

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客廳的舒適區域,大家都很喜歡這個設計,可以瞧見燈飾是由鹿角設計而成的,都是老闆的巧思。 

 

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超有fu的壁爐,感覺來北歐就是屋子裡要燒火柴取暖啊! 

 

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(度假木屋外觀)

 

接著經理特意安排午餐後,讓大家跟極光屋的老闆一起開會碰面。所有人非常引頸期盼這一刻的到來,當初我在赫爾辛基跟經理提案時,聽到當他對老闆的描述,就已經很想會一會傳說中的極光屋老闆廬山真面目。 

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沒多久老闆就來開會了,他比我想像中的親切又幽默風趣。他帶來今年極光屋的新房型的室內設計平面圖給我們看,並介紹這個房間的特別之處。接著開會討論我們對於極光屋和參觀渡假村兩天一夜有甚麼建議,大家的討論相當熱絡。當天我們都算是從老闆第一手看到這些資料被公布,很榮幸的Una能參與到這場高峰會議。與來自歐俄的高手們和老闆面對面開會和發問,Una也是在場唯一的亞洲人,大概也算是當天的亞洲區宣傳代表吧! 

 

老闆本身是位熱情又有創意的人,我對他建立這個全球著名的極光屋點子非常的好奇。於是第一位發問,請教他當初建立極光屋的絕妙點子從何而來?他回答其實是當年從亞洲住宿客身上發想而來。當時他先建立小木屋,看到來芬蘭的許多亞洲觀光客都全身發抖地半夜站在戶外等著看極光,他看了覺得很不忍。(對歐洲人來說,冬天零下十度以下,算是家常便飯,但對大多數的亞洲人來說,只要零下幾度,就已經是折磨了。) 

 

他想如果能讓這些人不用在冰天雪地裡受寒,就能在室內暖和的看到極光,那該有多好。於是就有了建立極光屋的點子,讓旅客能在天寒地凍裡,仍能透過玻璃看到窗外的極光,最厲害的是還不用站著看,還可以躺著床上等極光和極光。就因為老闆當初關心到觀光客的需求,而設計出更人性化的住宿點子,也才造就了今日極為著名的極光玻璃屋誕生。讓全球的旅客趨之若鶩,在旺季更是一房難求。 

 

我們討論到亞洲人對於極光比歐洲人更有憧憬和一些傳說。我們相信看到極光就會帶來好運,這點我並不否認。(因為並不是每個千里迢迢到拉普拉區的觀光客,都能幸運的看到極光)。然後經理講到日本人相信只要能看到極光那天行房,就有可能懷上兒子。(我只是在想這個真的要算得很精準,是說排卵期還要剛好跟極光出現的時間有碰到。如果是因為這樣中獎生出來的小孩,就算不是懷兒子,也絕對是超級幸運的寶寶啊!) 

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最後就是老闆發來賓禮的時間,經理安排的真貼心。當大家到會議廳等待時,經理就已經將禮物在桌上準備好。禮物就是當初研討會時,經理展示給我看的極光玻璃屋小模型。這模型下面有開關,就可以讓極光屋發光,這紀念品非常的精緻和有意義。每每看到這個模型,就會令人想起住在這裡的美好和不可思議的回憶。很幸運的,我是第一個從老闆手中拿到這個模型的,真是幸運的快跳起來了。可惜老闆真的很忙,開會完就像一陣旋風走了,大家都大呼可惜沒機會跟老闆合照。

 

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最後Una當然要來講這場會議的重點,可以說是在討論今年最新房型的發表會。當初我們在開會的時候,此房型還在建造,今年11月就會開放讓賓客入住,現在已經可以開始訂房囉!

 

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此房型將會是此渡假村最頂級的房型,老闆巧妙的結合了小木屋的寬敞舒適和世界著名玻璃屋房型的優點。玻璃屋最特別的地方是能隔著玻璃看極光,但空間較小;小木屋空間雖大,卻無法隔著屋頂看極光。此房型卻能享受兩種不同型態的住宿,而且擁有更大的空間。

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他們的木屋是特別用拉普拉區特有的松木建立,此房型僅有17間,最多可以入住6位,裡面還有個人的桑拿、壁爐、廚房可以供住宿客享用。

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訂房攻略

每年在芬蘭看極光最好時間為12月到3月。Una強烈建議如果想省錢又想體驗這輩子奢華夢幻入住的人,可以選擇在1.10-1.30的淡季時段訂房。這樣兩晚住下來,兩人以上可省下不少錢,又非常有機會看到極光,也留下這輩子難忘的美好回憶。

旺季時段比較難訂房,請大家提早訂房。除了聖誕節、跨年外,中國新年也是非常熱門的訂房時段,很多祖孫三代或一家人會挑這個時段一起來這裡過不一樣的中國新年。

如果想給孩子或自己一個永生難忘的聖誕節,可以選擇聖誕節三日套裝組。不但能拜訪聖誕老公公的家,聖誕老公公還會親手送禮物給你,還會帶你逛聖誕老公公家裡,陪你聊天,然後還可以用自己的相機拍好幾張照片。可以圓了自己和小孩的夢想,非常值得。

 

訂房前該注意的事項:
1.只接受至少2晚的預約。

2.房價只有包括早餐,晚餐是強制性付費(晚餐也會因為入住日期價錢不同,所以訂房時,請記得把晚餐的價錢也一起算進去!)


3.每日清潔費不包括在房費,可安排清理但需額外收費,每人每晚的清理費用為13歐元,並須提前預約。


4.附設桑拿,淋浴廁所和壁爐,房內會有3-5根木柴供使用,如果需要額外使用,需要去櫃檯前購買和自行領取,一箱木材13歐。


5.聖誕節期間的套餐訂房,於2015年12月23到2015年12月26日。這是三晚的套餐行程,包括從Ivalo機場來回接送,三晚停留在同一間房間,兩天的早餐和晚餐,還有聖誕節的特殊節目,聖誕節前夕可以享用自助晚餐並拜訪聖誕老公公的家裡。


6. 如果訂房超過7晚或以上,可享有特殊優惠,詳細資訊請直接跟飯店洽詢。


7.若有特殊需求,可將房內的兩張單人床,改成雙人床。


8.請不要觸摸玻璃、潑水或朝玻璃屋頂丟東西。


9.如果要換房的話,退房時間為早上10:00,入住登記時間約為下午2:00-3:00。


10.可以免費跟飯店借用木製雪撬搬運行李,若需要行李搬運服務為每人9歐元,請提前預約。


11. 最近的機場是伊瓦洛機場,35公里,距北極Kakslauttanen酒店度假村約30分鐘車程。接送服務,可以安排為每人26歐元, 12歲以下兒童為一半的價格,請提前預約,並附上航機班次和時間。


12.所有的雪撬和活動都必須透過飯店預定,只有包車供應商被允許從飯店接送客人。雪橇和活動也可以到了現在再預定,但強烈建議提前預訂,以免向隅。

以下為2015.11-2016.3年的玻璃屋價目表
此房型的房價和訂房詳情請上官網查詢,Una在這貼心替你換算大約的台幣金額,歐元匯率以1:34計算。

 

淡季
2015.11.1-11.28
2016.1.10-1.30
2016.3.16-4.30

旺季
2015.11.29-12.22
2015.12.26-2016.1.9
2016.1.31-3.5

聖誕節三晚
套裝價格
2015.12.23-12.26

1個人入住
(
每位每晚)

401
(
台幣13,634)

501
(
台幣17,034)

2,494
(
台幣84,796)

2個人入住
(
每位每晚)

243
(
台幣8,262)

304
(
台幣10,336)

1,511
(
台幣51,374)

3個人以上
(
每位每晚)

182
(
台幣6,188)

228
(
台幣7,752)

1,133
(
台幣38,522)

12歲以下小孩

(每位每晚)

158
(
台幣5,372)

197
(
台幣6,698)

982
(
台幣33,388)

冬季晚餐價格

平時每位成人€ 34,12歲以下小孩€ 22
跨年前夕12/31每位成人€ 139,12歲以下小孩€ 108

交通方式

飛機: 可以搭Norwegian Air由赫爾辛基(Helsinki) 飛Ivalo,再由Ivalo機場去Hotel Kakslauttanen。
火車+巴士: 赫爾辛基(Helsinki) 搭火車到羅馬涅米(Rovaniemi),再從羅馬涅米(Rovaniemi)搭早上的巴士到卡克斯勞達寧(kakslauttanen)。可利用網站查詢巴士班次和車程時間。夏天沒有下雪,所以車程會比較短,約2個多小時即可到達,冬天約3-4小時。

極光屋  

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Address KAKSLAUTTANEN, FI-99830 SAARISELKÄ, FINLAND
Tel +358-166-671-00

官網

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I took the bus from Rovaniemi to Kakslauttanen in the morning.

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I was going to enjoy my first sponsor accommodation tonight. The manager estimated that I would arrive in Hotel before 4:00 PM. I just need to show her business card to the bus driver, then he would take me to the destination. After all Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is famous in Finland.

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I arrived in lobby before 4:00 PM. The reception contacted the manager for me.

 

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They had free hot chocolate here. I was waiting at the dining area, I met some Chinese students whom I met on Sampo icebreakers. They also live here tonight. I had conversation with a student, then I started wondering if I’d be arranged to live in the glass igloo. Maybe I misunderstood, because it’s hard to book the room and it’s expensive(Winter high season € 400 per person). I tried to calm down and not to be too excited at the beginning. It’s very meaningful for me, because it’d be my first sponsor accommodation in my life, I worked hard to earn this trip for myself.

The manager came to me and told me that other customers are coming later. She was going to drive me to my room. Then I realize it was some distance between the reception and the accommodation. She told me the schedule for tonight and tomorrow. I was surprised that she already organized all the things very well. We had a great talk in the car. Because I just found out I was pregnant 2 days ago, I told her the good news. She was the first person who knew I was pregnant. I was too excited to keep the secret.

She was very happy for me, then she started to be concerned about my condition for tomorrow schedule. She had already booked the Husky safari for me. She told me the Huskies run really fast whether I stand or sit on the safari, it will have high risk to my baby. Because I was in the unstable stage. I need to take more care for my actives. She said I should cancel the trip for the baby safety. I felt so touched to hear that.
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Finally we arrived at the lobby at the accommodation area. She checked in for me. The luggage trolley was interesting. It’s snowing there, so the luggage trolley was wooden sleighs. Guests can borrow the wooden sleighs for luggage handling within the hotel. She was worried it’d be too tired for me, so she helped me to drag my luggage to my room.

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Yes!!! I was going to live in the glass igloo. I enjoy the glass igloo alone. The room no. was 6, it’s my lucky number. She said your baby must be very lucky. The baby is going to live in the glass igloo with you. She brought me some snacks for me, just take care of me and my baby. I was touched.
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The glass igloo door is lower and small. It reminds of me the hobbit’s house. I was so excited and felt unreal. She introduced me the glass igloo. All the glass have special heater, so the glass can keep clear. You can lie on the bed and enjoy the view of the night sky and the northern lights.

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The bed sheet is zebra pattern with the black and red pillows at the room, it’s fashion and cozy. I lived at the small glass igloo tonight. The space was not too big and one toilet room. It’s not focus on the space, but on the view of the night and glass design of the room.

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The most attractive thing is you can enjoy the northern light at the warm room without suffering the cold weather. Try to image that you don’t need to stand outside for seeing the night view and the northern lights, you can enjoy the warm space and still see the northern lights clear. It’s really fantastic, isn’t it? The glass igloo also reviewed as one of the dream travel spot in the world in 2014.
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The manager showed me the large glass igloo on the next day.

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Large Glass Igloo has a toilet, basin and a shower room. It's bigger and good for the family. 

 

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Thanks God for the beautiful experience to live in kakslauttanen arctic resort. Thanks kakslauttanen arctic resort treated me like a vip. I was so happy that I achieved on another milestone here in my travel blogger career.

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I earned the sponsor in the speed trip in Finland. I enjoyed my first sponsor trip started from the glass igloo. The sponsor value was small glass igloo+dinner€390+visit santa's home €93=€483(about AUD$690 or NT17,388 )

 

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Somethings you should know before you book the glass igloo.
1. Room rate includes breakfast only, winter season dinners mentioned above are mandatory.

 

2. Luggage should be left in the luggage room in the main building, only a bag or hand carry-on with essentials is recommended to bring with you to igloos

 

3. Saunas, showers and warm toilets are available in a separate building, guests can enjoy the evening sauna from 17:00 to 22:00 while showers are operating 24 hours a day. There are towels, bathing gel, shampoo and hairdryer in the changing room.

 

4. All the Glass igloos have single beds. Each Small Glass Igloo has a toilet and a small basin, Large Glass Igloo has a toilet, basin and a shower room inside, while Snow Igloo has no toilet nor basin inside.

 

5. The temperature inside the Glass igloos is set at around 21.

 

6. There are sockets inside the Glass igloos, please bring along the adaptors if needed.

 

7. For Glass Igloo users, please do not touch the glass, pour water or throw any objects to the glass roof.
8. The closest airport is the Ivalo Airport which is 35km away, about 30 minutes’ drive from Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. Transfer service can be arranged at €26 per person per way, half price for children under 12. Please book in advance with flight number and time.
9. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort reserves the right to change the prices or terms and conditions without prior notice

How can you arrive in Hotel kakslauttanen from Helsinki?

1. Airplane. take airplane from Helsinki to Ivalo, then take the bus or taxi from Ivalo airport to to Hotel Kakslauttanen. Hotel shuttle bus please book  in advance with flight number and time

2. Train+bus. take the train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi, then take the bus from Rovaniemi to Kakslauttanen in the morning. Bus stop is very close to the hotel. 


Please check the price on the official website

http://www.kakslauttanen.fi/en/pricelist/

極光屋  
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Address KAKSLAUTTANEN, FI-99830 SAARISELKÄ, FINLAND
Tel +358-166-671-00
Website www.kakslauttanen.fi/en

 

 

一早我就在羅馬涅米的總巴士站等車,準備享受我人生中的第一個贊助住宿。經理時間算得很準,她要求我搭第一班十點多的巴士,下午四點前就會到達大廳。她說只要把她的名片給巴士司機看,司機就知道我在哪下車了,畢竟極光屋的名聲響叮噹。 

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2015此段路的巴士票價為47.2歐元,旅程中會在一個巴士站休息15分鐘左右,可以買餐點和上廁所。很巧的我後面剛好坐一對台灣夫婦,很自然就聊起來了,才知道女生正在懷孕中,他們兩個帶著肚中的寶寶一起在北歐旅行,就是為了追極光。


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下午三點多到達了Kakslauttanen,一下車就可以看到飯店招牌,大約走3分鐘就可以到達飯店大廳。

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我請接待人員通知經理我已經到達飯店,接待人員讓我先在餐廳等待,並說明熱可可是免費提供,可以自行取用。

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在寒冷的冬天中,能喝上一杯熱可可,真的很舒服,是很貼心的服務啊!

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等待期間,巧遇前一天在破冰船遇到的中國留學生,他們一行人今晚剛好也來住極光玻璃屋。在跟一位中國留學生聊天的過程中,我突然有點不是那麼確定,他們是否真的會提供極光玻璃屋給我住,畢竟玻璃屋一晚難求,又價錢不斐。(冬天旺季兩人入住雙人房,一晚要價€ 642,以匯率36來算的話,一晚約台幣23,200元;單人入住雙人房價格為一晚要價€ 400,以匯率36來算的話,一晚也要台幣14,400)所以通常只有高價位的極光旅行團才會安排入住極光玻璃屋。如果今晚我真的被安排入住極光玻璃屋一晚,這將會是我有生以來,住過最高價位的房間了。 

我開始懷疑自己會不會高興得太早了,到時空歡喜一場,所以決定先放鬆心情。無論如何,這都會是北歐我第一個贏得的贊助住宿,是值得紀念性的一刻。 

沒多久經理就來了,跟我告知其他客戶會晚點到,她要先載我去住宿的地方。後來我才知道原來住宿的地方離大廳還有一大段距離。前往住宿的過程中,她跟我交代今晚和隔天的行程,我們聊得很愉快。因為當時的我,才剛發現自己懷孕沒多久,就忍不住跟這位經理分享這個好消息。所以她是第一個知道我懷孕的人,當時我根本就沒有滿三個月才能說的禁忌,因為對於在旅途中,意外發現自己已經懷孕的心情實在太令人興奮了。 

她一聽到很替我開心恭喜我,接著就很替我擔心隔天的行程。因為她已經幫我訂好哈士奇雪撬行程,她說搭乘哈士奇雪撬一路上會上下晃動很大,因為哈士奇跑很快,如果是站著控制不安全,如果是坐在前面也會搖晃得太厲害,對於剛懷孕的我,風險很大。她為了我肚中的寶寶著想,貼心的幫我取消這行程。對於她的貼心考量,我很感動。 

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沒多久我們到了住宿區的大廳,她幫我做了check in的動作。櫃台小姐是香港人,這個度假村很多員工都是來自世界各地的合約員工。

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很有趣的因為芬蘭是下雪,所以拖行李的竟然是小雪撬,旅客可以跟飯店借雪撬推行李回房間。經理超貼心,怕我這位孕婦太勞累,就幫我推行李到我的房間。

 

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她領我到今晚的住宿房間,答案揭曉,今晚我真的要入住一個月前才在看著圖片幻想不知道哪天有機會住到的極光玻璃屋。沒想到今晚美夢就成真了!!!! 

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我的房間號碼是幸運的6號,房間鑰匙很像車鑰匙。經理笑著說我肚中的寶寶一定是超級幸運的寶寶,才能在媽媽的肚子裡就住進極光玻璃屋。 IMG_0930_副本  

沒多久她又拿了巧克力、餅乾和果汁送給我,怕我跟寶寶在晚餐前餓到,她叮嚀我這個準媽媽要好好照顧身體。當下真的很感動,在芬蘭受到這麼貼心的對待,感謝老天真的很照顧我跟我肚中的極光寶寶,感覺很幸福。 



我其實光是看到傳說中的極光玻璃屋在眼前就已經很興奮,經理一離開,我忍不住開心地在房內尖叫,當時覺得還是夢幻的好不可置信啊! 

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玻璃屋的門比較小,所以要低著頭進去,這讓我不禁想起魔戒電影裡哈比人的房子啊!

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進門後有個墊子,方便你先將鞋子的雪除掉一些,不然穿著佈滿積雪的鞋子會讓房間地上濕濕的。

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房間內部裝潢是時尚的斑馬紋,配上紅色和黑色的枕頭。極光玻璃屋有兩種房型,四人房和雙人房,我入住的是雙人房。

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因為玻璃屋中間有小窗簾,所以你不用擔心自己的睡姿或換褲子時會被其他的旅客看到。不過換衣服的時候,建議你把房間電燈關掉或在廁所更換,不然還是會春光外洩。

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房間有廁所和洗手的小空間,附有梳妝鏡、漱口紙杯還有可愛造型的洗手乳。

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經理一開始有幫我做了極光玻璃屋的簡介,說明因為玻璃都有做特殊加熱設計,所以才能清楚的看到外面的星空和夜景,幸運的話還有可能看到極光。玻璃屋的賣點不在舒適豪華,而是躺在床上就能看到外面的星空,全球也就只有這65間在kakslauttanen,還申請專利設計的玻璃屋。試著想像一下,你正舒服又溫暖躺在床上看極光和星空,不用在外面長時間忍受寒冷看星空和極光,這真的是超夢幻的一件事,怪不得這裡曾被評為2014年最夢幻的旅遊景點之一。

 

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隔天經理特地帶我去參觀四人房的玻璃屋,空間當然就比兩人房的大一些,除了中間兩張單人床外,在房間兩側各多一張單人床。

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四人房的玻璃屋不但有盥洗室外,還多了淋浴間,方便許多,很適合一家人或好朋友們一起居住。

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夜間跟白天看這些極光屋,各有不同的風情啊!

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當然想要看到極光,還是要靠運氣。不過就算沒遇到極光,能訂到房間,入住到極光玻璃屋就已經是非常幸運和享受的夢幻經驗了。如果有機會的話,Una強力推薦你來住這個超夢幻的極光玻璃屋,全球也才這65間而已,這是很多人這輩子都沒辦法達成的美夢。記得如果是想入住冬季,請提早幾個月訂房,Una在這祝福你們冬季入住時有好運,躺著就看到極光! 

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感謝主,給了我和極光寶寶在極光屋有很美妙的住宿經驗。感謝kakslauttanen arctic resort經理對我的特別照顧。很高興自己贏得人生中的第一個贊助住宿就是極光玻璃屋,非常夢幻和奢侈的入住,並受到貴賓般的接待經驗。

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2015年,我在自己的旅遊部落客生涯中,達到了另一個里程碑!這就是我在北歐的15分鐘速時會議中,替自己人生贏得的第一個贊助住宿。此次贊助金額價值為極光玻璃屋雙人房一晚、行李服務、晚餐約€390+參觀渡假村裡的聖誕老人家€93=€483(約台幣17,388元) PS.參觀度假村的聖誕老人家會再另外寫,敬請期待。 


訂玻璃屋前有幾點特別要注意的事項:
1.請不要觸摸玻璃、潑水或朝玻璃屋頂丟東西
2.房價只有包括早餐,冬季時期晚餐是強制性付費(晚餐也會因為入住日期價錢不同,所以訂房時,請記得把晚餐的價錢也一起算進去!)
3.行李會留在行李房,只有一包或手隨身攜帶的必需品可以帶到玻璃屋
4.桑拿,淋浴和廁所溫暖是在一個單獨的建築內,客人可以享受夜間桑拿17:0022:00,而淋浴間每天運營24小時。在更衣室有毛巾,沐浴露,洗髮水和吹風機。

5.玻璃屋室內溫度為21

6. 行李搬運服務為€8()/9()元每人的方式,請提前預約
7. 最近的機場是伊瓦洛機場,35公里,距北極Kakslauttanen酒店度假村約30分鐘車程。接送服務,可以安排為每人€25()/26()的方式, 12歲以下兒童為一半的價格,請提前與預訂。
8. 酒店保留更改價格或條款及條件的權利,恕不另行通知。

 


以下為2015年的玻璃屋價目表
玻璃屋的價錢是依入住的人數來訂(Una貼心提醒,冬季玻璃屋一房難求,即便是淡季也有可能訂不到,請提早訂房。Ps.每年看極光的最好時間為12月到3月。)
關於房價和訂房請上官網查詢
http://www.kakslauttanen.fi/en/pricelist/

Una在這貼心替你換算大約的台幣金額,歐元匯率以1:34計算。
夏天2015/8/28-2-2015/10/31

 

 

小型玻璃屋
(
最多三人)

大型玻璃屋
(
最多四人)

1個人入住
(
每位每晚)

258
(
台幣8,772)

323
(
台幣10,982)

2個人入住
(
每位每晚)

168
(
台幣5,712)

210
(
台幣 7,140)

3個人以上
(
每位每晚)

129
(
台幣4,386)

161
(
台幣5,474)

12歲以下小孩
(
每位每晚0

90
(
台幣 3,060)

113
(
台幣3,842)

 

 

2015冬天玻璃屋價目表
(有分淡旺季和聖誕節期間的價目表)

 

小型極光玻璃屋,兩張單人床(最多3人入住)

 

淡季
2015.11.1-11.28
2016.1.10-1.30
2016.3.16-4.30

旺季和聖誕節
2015.11.29-12.22
2015.12.23-12.26
2015.12.26-2016.1.9
2016.1.31-3.5

1個人入住
(
每位每晚)

346
(
台幣11,764)

400
(
台幣 13,600)

2個人入住
(
每位每晚)

210
(
台幣7,140)

242
(
台幣 8,228)

3個人入住
(
每位每晚)

158
(
台幣5,372)

181
(
台幣6,154)

12歲以下小孩
(每位每晚)

136
(
台幣4,624)

158
(
台幣5,372)

 

 

大型極光玻璃屋,四張單人床(最多4人入住)

 

淡季
2015.11.1-11.28
2016.1.10-1.30
2016.3.16-4.30

旺季和聖誕節
2015.11.29-12.22
2015.12.23-12.26
2015.12.26-2016.1.9
2016.1.31-3.5

1個人入住
(
每位每晚)

380
(
台幣12,920)

440
(
台幣 14,960)

2個人入住
(
每位每晚)

231
(
台幣7,854)

267
(
台幣 9,078)

3人以上入住
(
每位每晚)

173
(
台幣5,882)

200
(
台幣6,800)

12歲以下小孩
(每位每晚)

149
(
台幣5,066)

173
(
台幣5,882)

 


冬季晚餐價格

時每位成人€ 3412歲以下小孩€ 22

聖誕節12/24每位成人€ 12312歲以下小孩€ 97
跨年前夕12/31每位成人€ 13912歲以下小孩€ 108

交通方式


飛機: 可以搭Norwegian Air由赫爾辛基(Helsinki) Ivalo,再由Ivalo機場去Hotel Kakslauttanen

 

火車+巴士: 赫爾辛基(Helsinki) 搭火車到羅馬涅米(Rovaniemi),再從羅馬涅米(Rovaniemi)搭早上的巴士到卡克斯勞達寧(kakslauttanen)

 

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The dreams are not always possible in reality. I had a big dream to get the sponsor for the trip, but I didn’t know how to make it a reality.

I got the e-mail from the NBE to remind me of registering information for the MATKA Workshop Day, so I might have the chance to get the 15 min speed meeting. The MATKA suppliers are the potential business partners for the global travel companies and media. For the travel bloggers the MATKA suppliers are the potential sponsors or the business partners.

Ok! Let me say that the game rule is the suppliers are like the bosses, the buyers (traveling bloggers, the travel companies, media) are like the candidates. The bosses can make the decision to accept your requested meeting or not by your profile and you if match the condition they are looking for.

Every supplier listed what kind of business partners they were looking for. Of course, travel blogger never on the list. Both parties can request, accept and decline meetings. Meeting requests must be confirmed by both sides in order to be scheduled. It means the meeting will be canceled once you haven’t been accepted or been rejected.

Business is business, the suppliers will chose the main target buyers, even though they are looking for the bloggers, they must chose the top travel bloggers. I’m not famous enough, I have no local social relationship. It seems like the mission impossible to get the 15 min speed meeting for me.

I will have no chance to get the sponsor trip if I didn’t get any speed meeting. Even though I have the speed meeting chance, it can’t
guarantee I would win the sponsor.

It’s like looking for the job and be a sales. The first step is to send your profile to request the meeting. The supplier accept your request, then you will have the speed meeting. The second step is you are attending the 15 min one to one speed meeting. You must proposal yourself for your purpose in English. Successful or not relied on your presentation and communication with the supplier.

At the beginning I was looking for the Australian suppliers, but I couldn’t find any on the supplier list. I started to send the Asian and Africa countries, but I didn’t get any answer or been rejected.

Zero meeting sounds no good at all. Maybe I only attending the NBE for this trip. It’s not bad, whatever nobody knows my big dream, even though I don’t make it. I was on fire to chase my big dream, I haven’t had the ambition for a dream and challenge for a long time.

Ok! Then I changed my mind to only focus on the Finland suppliers. At first I also didn’t get any answer or been rejected again. Finally one supplier accepted my request. This meeting was meaningful for me. It gave me the confidence, no matter if I was successful or not.

I almost finished my Finland travel schedule when I got the first meeting permission. I found out that I would only have few days in Finland after MATKA Workshop Day. I was setting my basic goal that to get at least one night accommodation sponsor. Not only save the money, but archive my dream and overcome the big challenge. I wanted to build a milestone for my travel blogger career on 2015.

I renewed my profile and sent the request to the meeting request. This time I only sent the request to the supplier where I might go there, then some suppliers accepted my requests. Final I had 7 speed meetings.

I felt it was not real when I knew I would have 7 speed meetings. I never present a proposal overseas before, I never think of my first proposal overseas would be from Australia to Finland. It was my first time to take a flight over 24 hours.

Actually no one could help me how to write the English sponsor proposal, most of my top blogger friends don’t need to write the proposal for the sponsors. You only need to write the Chinese if you are looking for the sponsor in Taiwan. I was going to have the meeting with the Finn, so I got to write the English proposal. The only way was to do it by myself without any help. 

Honestly, most people would think that I didn’t have the chance to win the sponsor. I need to compete with other buyers and top bloggers. I need to impress the supplier within 15 min speed meeting by my presentation and communication, even though my English was not fluent, then make it so they would like to sponsor me.

Anyway, I have a stubborn personality that I go on undeterred by the dangers ahead. I want to overcome the challenge when I know it is hard to make it. It’s not my style to quit without trying. I was thinking that I would only get the chance once to try it, otherwise I would never have the chance. The worst situation is that I fail at all the meetings, but it didn’t mean I lose anything. It means I earn 7 meetings experience with Finn. Once I won 1 meeting, it means I got 14% performance for the first experience overseas. Yes, I was ready for the worst situation, but I was still keeping positive. I was promoting myself as the product.

******MATKA Workshop Day 1********


Finally I was on the MATKA Workshop Day. 15 min speed one to one meeting was very exciting. There was one host on the stage to count the time, it would be your loss if you were late 1 sec. She rang the bell every 15 min and announced to finish the meeting. It means you have another person was waiting beside the table when you were having the speed meeting with the supplier. It was a kind of pressure meeting as well.

 

1st meeting. My first speed meeting was before the first NBE course. I would be lying to you if I told you I was not nervous at all. As a matter of fact, it was my first time to touch business and to attend the one to one meeting with European during these 3 years.

Probably I was brave but a little bit silly, I thought I was meeting with a travel agent in Levi, but I just found out I was meeting with Levi tourist office. OMG!

I was a little bit embarrassed at the beginning. I knew I was not familiar the Finland, so I check the google map before the meeting. But I still made the mistake about the location.

15 min speed meeting finished very fast. I was nervous during the meeting, but the atmosphere was quite relax. The sales manager said she couldn’t make the decision to sponsor me, she needs to ask her supervisor. She gave me a buff headwear with Levi logo for the gift. I was not sure if the sales manager would help me to get the sponsor or was she just being polite to reject me. I felt so relax when I finished the first meeting. I was so glad that I already had the first step for my dream.

2nd is a hotel. I had meeting with the sales manager. I already knew I won’t get the sponsor at the beginning. Obviously she was not interested in bloggers at all. She was focus on another buyer with another manager. Her face showed she was not interested in me. I was feeling she’s a little bit rude, but I still appreciate her gave me the chance. I completely finished the proposal, she said it’s ok, then she kept focus on the another buyer. It was the fastest meeting. It took me less 10 min.

3rd meeting. One travel agency in Kemi. He was a nice man. His English was also not fluent. He said he couldn’t help me for the sponsor, he would still be in Helsinki at the date I request. He can ask his college, but he couldn’t promise me anything. Even though I didn’t get the sponsor from this company. The most important thing was I felt respected and had a happy chat. Final he sent me the message to show he cared about me and if I had a good time in Kemi. It was a happy ending for me.


******MATKA Workshop Day 2********


2nd Day speed meeting at a small space. There were not many suppliers on this day. Most of suppliers already focus on the travel exhibition.

4th meeting on the second day. This meeting was quite important for me. I was going to meeting with an accommodation owner from Inari. I flew far away from Australia to Finland, so I would not miss to see the Northern Lights in Finland. Many Taiwanese backpackers recommended that Inari is one of the great places to see the Northern lights. 

There were not many accommodations in Inari. It is a not cheap there as well. It would help me to save the money if I could get the sponsor in Inari. I couldn’t find the owner at the beginning. The staffs told me he must be at the exhibition, I can find him there. I couldn’t find him within 15 min that I had to meet with him, but I had another meeting after this meeting. So I planed after next meeting, I would go to meet this owner.

 

5th meeting. I was having a meeting with a managing director of a travel agency. They can arrange all the tourist schedule for you. She said she didn’t have right to make the decision to sponsor me, she only helps to organize the trip. She wrote down a name on a note for me, she suggested to me to meet the guy, and told him that she recommend me to meet him. I was not pay attention to the note. I was thinking I was going to meet the 4th meeting owner.

4th meeting continuous. I immediately went to the Inari exhibition after the 5th meeting. Finally I saw the owner. He looked so busy, I had the one to one meeting after he finished. He was nice and looked a little bit serious, I couldn’t tell his emotion on his face. He straight told me that he would be still in Helsinki on my request sponsor date. He could ask his employee if there were any available room for the date, but he couldn’t promise me that he can sponsor me. I saw the note after the 4th meeting, then I found out it was coincidence that the name was the owner I just met with.

6th meeting was a famous hotel. It was a surprise. I didn’t consider the location before I sent the request. I sent the request was before I finished my Finland trip schedule. I was meeting with the sales department assistant. She was kind and nice. We discussed my Finland schedule, but we found out I couldn’t make it to this hotel this time. She said that’s ok, next time you can come here with your family. I can still sponsor you. Next time you come to our hotel, you can stay longer to enjoy the place. So I won the sponsor for my next Finland trip in this meeting.

7th meeting. It was my last meeting and all suppliers last meeting as well. The speed meeting would be all finished the meeting in 15 min. The finale meeting, I had some hope, but I couldn’t have too much expectation. 

Why did I say that? Because I was going to have meeting with a sales & marketing manager of a resort. The emphasis is the resort. You must know the glass igloos if you have noticed the Finland high level Northern lights tour. I saw the description on the website, it looked so fantastic. I was thinking it’ll be amazing if I could stay at the glass igloos one night.

To be honest, I didn’t know the glass igloos until I searched the Finland tourist information for my trip. I started to realize how famous the glass igloos is. There were only 65 patent glass igloos at the resort in the world. It’s really hard to get a glass igloos, especially in the Northern Lights season. I saw the news that one famous Taiwanese TV show tried to book the glass igloos during the Northern Lights season, but they didn’t get it. Finally they only booked a cabin, but many Taiwanese started to know the places in Finland, because of the Taiwanese TV show.

It looked like a mission impossible for me to get the sponsor. Because it’s my last meeting, I only felt relax. I didn’t worry too much. After all I can’t control the game, the only thing I can do is to try my best, then to see how it does work. I was quite surprised that when I saw the manager. I have met her before when I was looking for other meeting. We didn’t know each other, we just smile and nod.

She straight answered me that she can sponsor me after she heard my proposal. I was so shock and happy, I asked her” Is it real?” Then she surprised me again said I’d like to sponsor you 2 night accommodations if you have enough time. You can stay at glass igloos one night, and another night at cabin, then you can enjoy 2 different accommodations. It was so unbelievable. I was so happy and got crazy, but I still tried to stay calm.

Because I had a verbal contract with the Inari accommodation owner first. I was still waiting for his e-mail answer. Although I didn’t know if I could get the sponsor from the owner. I didn’t want to break a promise with him. I have told him I would wait for his answer. Maybe some people would think the chance was so rare, they would directly answer yes to the manager, but I insist that the honesty is the most important thing. I had met a friend and a college who broke a promise, because the benefit to them, we didn’t have a happy relationship anymore. “Do not do to others what you would not want them to do to you.” My character is my goodwill now, then being honest is essential.

I honestly replied her” I’m so happy you can offer me 2 night accommodations, but I’m still waiting for the answer from another supplier. I can’t promise you I can stay 2 nights now, but I will tell you if my plan has change.”

I had a really happy conversation with the manager, the coincidence was she would back to resort on the date I request. She was going to host other media from the world at the same day. She knew my travel history during the meeting. She was so exciting said that “I would introduce you to our boss. He’s so nice, you must like him.” I was so surprised again. I was going to live at the glass igloos and meet the resort boss. It was like a dream, wasn’t it?

The last meeting was the perfect ending. The happiness came so fast and sudden on me. I didn’t expect that I would get my first sponsor from this meeting, because it seemed like the mission impossible.

Now everyone must curious how many sponsors I had after 7 speed meetings.

Final, I won 5 days 4 night accommodation and some tours. It was about au$ 5,000 (about NT$ 12,500), I will write the sponsor trip detail in the following articles.

It was not only a travel, but a dream chasing journey for me. I was so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and took the courage to take the longest trip in my life just for chasing my longtime dream in my heart.

Yes I had come true my 2/3 dream during the 2 workshop days. 1/3 was I attending the NBE to learn how to be a professional travel blogger, another 1/3 was I did my first proposal & meetings in Finland. I promoted myself in English, I earned the sponsors and respect.

What was my last 1/3? It would be I was going to enjoy my 5 days 4 night sponsor trip, I earned this by my hard work. I was going to build my milestone for my travel blogger career this year.

2 workshop days, 7 one to one speed meetings, 105 min, 5 days 4 night sponsor trip, value au$ 5,000, Priceless meeting experience with bosses and managers in Europe.

You are scared the future is unknown. Sometimes you put all your effort avail you nothing. It is the best part when you are chasing your dream and overcome the challenges even you were scared but you kept going. I don’t mind you laugh at me. I haven’t touched the business over 3 years, I didn’t know it would be a tough challenge in 3 years. In spite of it was my first speed meeting overseas, I had better than 0 performances. I can laugh at myself I was not over the hill.

The speed meeting was like a mission impossible for me. Final I earned the sponsors depended on my personality, ability and past experience in work, study and travel experience. Never stop doing what you love no matter what the odds are; as long as you keep at it, someone will praise and appreciate what you do eventually.

I’d like to share the words to you” Life is beautiful. The beauty of unknown. The beauty that you can see the achievement when you are working hard for your goal, but the life is so short. Sometimes the biggest achievement was not just achieve yourself, you just less the regret in your life. Everything is possible. Don’t hesitate when you are young, every time you make an effort, you will meet yourself in the best way.”

You might have obstructions, some people don’t understand and despise your dream when you are chasing your dream. No worries. It’s normal. You don’t need so urgent to refute or explain how meaningful you dream is. You don’t need to upset from these people. You just need to focus on how to achieve your dream. You have your own life, you are the only one to enjoy the accomplishment when you achieve your dream. Only you can define the meaning in your life, no one can judge or criticize it. Try to make your life shining and build up your confidence, bring the positive energy to the people, then it will be the best thing!

I’m Nobody! No trick in my life to achieve my dream. I’m just willing to enrich myself with the knowledge and experience. Sometime I love to challenge myself for the mission impossible, and I insist to come true my dream. One thing I’m lucky is my partner always support me to come true my dream.

I hope one day you also can come true your dream whatever it is small or big, it is a wonderful thing when you step out of your comfort zone and try the first step.

Una Finland Trip got sponsored by the following,

極光屋  
KAKSLAUTTANEN ARCTIC RESORT 
Official Website http://www.kakslauttanen.fi/ 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kakslauttanen

inari  
VISIT INARI LAKE & SNOW INARI  
Official Website http://visitinari.fi/ 
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/VisitInari

levi  
LEVI TOURIST OFFICE LEVI 

Official Website http://www.levi.fi/
 
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/levi.center

Thanks to all the sponsors who gave me the great opportunities to enjoy Finland in such fantastic way. I had amazing trip in Finland because of you.

Thanks God for guiding me the amazing adventure in my life journey. (not end yet)

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往往夢想跟現實總是有差距的,雖然Una出發前有著贏得贊助商的宏願,卻不知該如何下手? 

先是收到研討會的通知,要求Una註冊研討會資料,就有機會跟參展旅遊博覽會的廠商有15分鐘的1對1速時會議。對於旅遊業和媒體來說,這些廠商就是潛在的合作對象;對於像Una這樣的旅遊部落客來說,這些廠商就是潛在的贊助商或合作對象。

簡單來說,遊戲規則是這樣:參展的廠商就等於是老闆,旅遊部落客和旅遊業者等於是求職者。老闆最大,所以15分鐘的會議會不會成立的基準點,在於他對你的自介有沒有興趣,再者就是看你是否符合他要合作的對象。每家廠商其實都會在自己的檔案清楚寫著自己需要哪類的合作對象,想當然爾當然沒有廠商檔上會寫出需要旅遊部落客這個項目。

買家(旅遊業者、旅遊部落客等)都可以跟任何廠商丟出會議邀約,甚至廠商也可以主動對買家丟出會議邀請。但重點來了,如果到指定日期前,受邀的一方沒有任何回應,或是回應後,另一方沒有確認,就代表這場會議取消。如果受邀者直接拒絕你的邀約,當然就是直接取消。

這樣看來,Una當初許的宏願看似有希望,卻又很渺茫。因為這種在商言商的15分鐘速時會議上,廠商顯然會先以有直接有利益幫助的旅遊業為主,再者廠商真要找旅遊部落客的話,一定也會先挑選世界頂尖的全職旅遊部落客。以客觀條件來看,像Una這樣半旅遊部落客的身分,既名氣不夠大,當地也沒人脈,若是想要得到這15分鐘的會議,機會可以說是微乎其微。

 

不過當然如果連廠商的15分鐘速時會議都沒約成,那肯定是完全沒機會得到贊助。即便會議約成了,也要看廠商對你的提案是否滿意?還有一點也滿重要的,就是廠商有沒有跟你投緣?接著才會有所謂合作的機會。

說穿了,這有點像是在求職和跑業務一樣。第一關是先丟自介,跟廠商邀約會議,如果對方答應要見面了,才能進入第二關的15分鐘的一對一會議。第二關就是正式進入1對1的15分鐘會議,在這短短的15分鐘內,你必須用英文跟對方簡介自己和自己想合作的方式。而會不會合作成功,就取決於這15分鐘的表現,還有和廠商的互動狀況。 

說實話當Una一開始看到滿滿的廠商列表,有點摸不著頭緒。原本想說自己住澳洲,那就看看是否能先找到澳洲的廠商,結果發現竟然沒有澳洲的廠商在會議列表中。後來又亂槍打鳥的丟了幾個亞洲、非洲國家的會議邀約,結果全部都貢龜。 

好吧!會議成果是零。這下真的慘了,難道這次去芬蘭就真的只單純參加國際研討會而已?雖然這樣聽起來也不錯,反正也沒人知道我立下的目標。但是對於自己追求夢想的慾望,仍是在心中澎湃不已。是說自己已經好一陣子,沒有對一個挑戰如此有鬥志。 

好吧!最後看來還是要針對芬蘭廠商丟邀約。一開始Una先丟了幾間廠商的邀約,不是沒回應,就是被拒絕,直到後來終於有一間廠商接受會議邀約。這個會議成立給了Una很大的信心,姑且先不論到底會不會談成功,至少給了自己一針強心劑。 

 

等到這個會議答應時,Una也已經把這次要去北歐的旅遊行程規劃的差不多了,仔細盤算了一下,扣除掉本身規劃的行程外,真正待在芬蘭的時間也沒幾天。所以,Una最基本的目標就是希望至少能贏得芬蘭一晚的免費贊助,當然除了省下一筆旅費外,最重要的還是來自能克服挑戰,達成藏在心中已久的願望成就感。2015年,Una想讓自己在這旅遊部落客的生涯中,建立一個小小的里程碑。

 

Una最後一次丟出邀約,決定這次就只針對行程中有可能經過的觀光單位丟出會議邀約,也把自介再次好好的修改一番。在目標鎖定後,丟的幾家廠商開始有人接受會議成立,最後會議成立的共有七場。 

 

發現有7場會議成立後,Una心中才開始感覺到好不踏實。是說生平沒在國外提案過,沒想到第一次在國外提案,卻是要特地從南半球的澳洲飛到北半球的北歐芬蘭,這是Una目前這輩子飛最遠的距離,整整超過24小時的飛程。對於要寫英文贊助旅遊的提案,身邊也沒人可以帶領,因為Una身邊厲害的旅遊部落客,他們得到的贊助旅遊都是廠商主動找上門。若Una真的要在台灣找贊助商,其實只要寫中文就可以。但這次面對的是芬蘭人,當然全部都得是英文,所以這次提案內容,當然都得靠自己。

客觀來說,一般人肯定覺得Una贏面不大,看起來就是穩死的。Una不但要跟參展的觀光業,還要和頂尖的全職旅遊部落客競爭。然後在這短短的15分鐘的會議中,要用那不甚流利的英文跟廠商自介和溝通,還要脫穎而出的讓廠商願意來贊助自己。

不過Una有個好強的個性就是『明知山有虎,偏向虎山行。』有時愈有挑戰的事情,就特別想要達成。還沒努力就直接放棄,這太不符合自己的個性。當初Una的想法很簡單,『所有的事,都是試了才知道有沒有機會;但是沒試,絕對是沒機會。』往最差的狀況想,就算到時七場會議都失敗了,自己不但沒有任何損失,反而還賺取跟歐洲人的七次開會實戰經驗。但只要贏得了一場,那至少Una這菜鳥,第一次在歐洲談業務的業績也有達到14%。對!Una做了最壞的心理準備,但又是如此樂觀。反正任務就是把自己當成業務,把自己好好的推銷出去。 

******研討會DAY 1********

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總算等到國際旅遊研討會當天,15分鐘的1對1速時會議很刺激,講台上有個人會計時,如果遲到1秒鐘都是自己的損失。每當15分鐘一到就會按鈴,交代大家換人。所以當你跟廠商開會的同時,會有下一組人在旁邊等候,可以算是另一種壓力式會議。

 

Una的第一場速時會議是在研討會的課程之前,若說自己不緊張,那絕對是騙人的。不瞞大家說,這可是Una這三年多來,第一次再接觸商場上的事情。再者面對歐洲人一對一的開會,這也是生平頭一遭。

 

第一場會議是Levi觀光單位,Una可以說是憨膽,開會前還傻傻地以為是Levi當地的旅行社之類的,但後來完全沒想到,第一個會議對象竟然是芬蘭滑雪勝地Levi市的觀光單位。換句話說,Una就是在跟Levi市的觀光局開會啦! 

 

一開始的會議其實有點糗,Una知道自己對芬蘭地名沒甚麼概念,前一天先用Google查了Levi這地方。開會當天很興奮的說,我知道你們就位在芬蘭的哪裡。沒想到馬上就被對方指正Una找錯地點啦!真是超囧的。

 

短短15分鐘結束,整個過程雖然帶點緊張,但氣氛還算輕鬆愉快。這位經理說她沒有辦法做決定是否能贊助Una,她必須詢問她的主管。當場她還送了Una一條Levi市的魔術巾當見面禮,讓Una真的很開心。不管這位經理是否真的想幫我問她的主管是否能贊助Una,還是職場上的客氣話,結束當下Una只覺得終於鬆了一口氣,也很高興自己有鼓起勇氣踏出夢想的第一步。 

IMG_3591_副本  (第一場速時會議結束後,跟經理的自拍!)

 

第二場是某間飯店,接待我的是業務經理。不過這個會議,一開始就知道不會成功。很顯然的就是這個業務對於旅遊部落客完全沒有興趣,她完全把重心放在跟飯店經理開會的觀光業客戶上。對方臉上表現就是興趣缺缺,當下雖然覺得不太受尊重,但還是很感謝對方給了自己這樣的機會,完整的把簡報講完。對方說這樣就可以了,接著她繼續把重心放在觀光業客戶上,這場會議是所有會議中最快的一場,大概講不到10分鐘吧! 

 

第三場是位於Kemi的一家旅行社,是一位很和氣的大叔,他的英文也不甚流利,他聽完Una的提案後,就很直接的說他沒辦法答應我,因為我要求贊助的日期,他人當時還在赫爾辛基。他說他可以問問他同事,但也無法確定。雖然這場會議最後並沒有得到贊助,但從頭到尾都有被尊重的感覺,談話也算愉快。後來這位大叔還是有寫信關心我是否在kemi玩得愉快,也是個很開心的後續。 

******研討會DAY 2*******

第二天15分鐘速時會議的地點僅在一個小場地,這天有在會議列表的廠商本身就不多。因為這一天,廠商的重心都已經擺在旅遊展了。

Una的第四場會議就在第二天,這場可以算是自己比較重視的一場會議。這是Inari某間旅館的負責人。由於這次特地到芬蘭參加國際研討會,行程規劃當然不會錯過看極光這個行程。而網友們最推薦芬蘭看到極光的地點,Inari絕對是首選。Inari的住宿選擇少,價錢也不便宜。若是能得到一晚的贊助,著實省了不少旅費。不過繞了半圈,竟然沒看到這間飯店有在會議中,詢問了相關單位人員才知道這位負責人已經在旅遊展參展,他們叫Una可以去那裏找他。一轉眼15分鐘過了,Una的下一場會議即將開始。所以Una打算在第五場會議結束後,再去找這位負責人。

第五場會議,是位於Inari的一間旅行社的常務董事開會,他們公司負責安排當地旅遊行程。Una跟她講完提案後,她說他們公司主要只是幫忙代訂旅遊行程,並沒有贊助的決定權。她抄了一個名字給Una,建議Una去找那個人提案看看。當時拿了紙條其實沒有認真看,心裡只想著先去找第四場會議的負責人。

第四場會議續攤。第五場結束後,立刻到旅遊展的Inari會館,果然找到那間旅館的老闆,但他看起來很忙。待他結束後,才跟他一對一的面談。感覺他人還滿和善的,只是表情有點威嚴,看不出他到底在想甚麼?他聽完Una的提案後,很直接地跟Una說,Una提出的贊助日期,他人當時還在赫本辛基。他可以詢問他的員工訂房狀況再跟Una聯絡,但並不能肯定一定能贊助Una。後來會議結束,Una看了紙條才發現,原來第五場會議旅行社業務經理留下的名字,就是這位Inari負責人,真的很巧。 

第六場會議是間知名的連鎖飯店,這個會議有點算是意外的驚喜,因為這是Una在訂行程前的會議邀約,當時並沒有考慮到廠商的地點是否能跟Una的行程搭上。跟Una開會的是業務部員工,態度很好很和氣,我們兩個很認真討論Una的行程後,發現Una這次的北歐之旅完全不可能有時間到當地觀光。她說沒關係,下次你可以跟你的另一半一起來,我們還是可以贊助你,下次你來就可以在我們這裡待久一點。這樣Una也算是有贏得下次來芬蘭的贊助旅遊,只是何時會再來芬蘭觀光就不知道了。 

第七場會議,是Una的最後一場會議了,這也是廠商們的最後一場會議,因為15分鐘後,所有的速時會議即將結束。這場壓軸場,Una是抱著希望但又不敢有太大期待的一場。

為什麼會這樣說?因為Una這場要面對的是某間渡假村的行銷業務經理,不過行銷業務經理不是本次重點,重點在於這家度假村。若有在注意芬蘭極光團的朋友,應該會注意到高價位的極光團,肯定都會安排極光玻璃屋的住宿行程。Una看著台灣高價旅行團對極光玻璃屋的描述,覺得好夢幻,當時心裡幻想著,如果有一天能住進去這樣的極光玻璃屋不知道該有多好。不瞞大家說,Una原本並不知道有極光玻璃屋這樣特別的地方,直到這次要去北歐參加研討會,上網查了當地旅遊資訊,才發現這極光玻璃屋超夯,全世界就只有這65間專利的極光玻璃屋。特別在極光旺季,更是一房難求。Una看到之前的新聞知道,就連食尚玩家浩角翔起當初來芬蘭出外景時,也是訂不到極光玻璃屋,只能訂到一間小木屋。

看起來這種狀況下,Una要贏得這場贊助,根本就是不可能的任務!不過因為這已經是Una的最後一個會議了,Una當下只剩豁出去的輕鬆感。畢竟輸贏非操之在己,當下能做的就是盡人事,聽天命了。會議一見到這位經理有點訝異,因為先前Una在找其他廠商時,就已經看到她,我們還彼此點頭微笑,或許這就是緣分吧!

她在聽完Una的提案和所希望贊助的日期時,她竟然很阿莎力的一口答應!Una當下傻眼,直呼:『這是真的嗎?』 後來她又冒出一句令Una更吃驚的話,她說:「如果你有時間多待一天的話,我可以贊助你兩晚,一晚是玻璃屋,一晚是小木屋,讓你體驗不同的住宿風格。」Una當下真的驚喜若狂,但還是有保持理智。 

因為先前Una已經跟Inari的老闆有口頭約定,等他回覆是否能提供Inari一晚的贊助。雖然還不確定結果如何,但也不願意因為一時高興,就成為失約的人,因為先前Una已經答應會等他回覆。或許有些人會覺得能入住這間渡假村兩晚的機會難得,而選擇一口答應,但Una堅持做人要有誠信原則。過去自己曾遇過朋友和職場上,對方因為利益而背信,造成最後彼此不愉快的後果。所謂的『己所不欲,勿施於人』,既然現在Una的人格就是Una的商譽,那誠信就是最基本的。 

Una很誠實的回答:『我很高興你願意提供我兩晚的贊助,但因為我還在等另外一位贊助商的回覆,沒辦法答應是否能待上兩晚,但若有變動我會再通知你,很感謝妳願意提供兩晚的贊助機會給我。』整個會議過程中,Una跟這位經理相談甚歡。巧的是Una提出贊助的那天,她剛好當天要回渡假村,也要招待幾位來自世界各地的廠商。她在聊天過程中,知道Una過去的旅遊經歷,她興奮的說:『到時你來渡假村,我會把你介紹給老闆。老闆人很好,你一定會喜歡他的。』這場會議真的給了Una好多驚喜,沒想到除了得到免費贊助外,還要跟老闆碰面,這實在太刺激了! 

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當時她有擺一
個極光玻璃屋的小小展示品在桌上,還有開關可以有燈光。她說Una到度假村的話,她就會送一個新的給Una當禮物,Una真的太幸運啦! 最後一場會議是這兩天會議以來,最完美的落幕。所謂『幸福來得太快、太突然』,大概這種感覺吧! Una完全沒料到這七場會議中,最快得到贊助回應的,竟然是這個看起來最不可能和最沒希望的會議。

到了這裡,大家肯定很好奇,在Una參加了這7場會議後,最後到底贏得了多少贊助?(Una就當大家都很好奇啦!哈)

最後,Una贏得五天四夜的住宿和一些行程贊助,換算下來這次贊助價值約5,000澳幣(台幣約125,000),詳細內容會陸續在後面的遊記提到。

與其說,這次到北歐是場觀光旅行,倒不如說,這是一場夢想追求之旅。很高興自己能跨出當時的舒適圈,而鼓起勇氣,坐了這輩子有史以來最遠的飛程,來追求自己藏在心中已久的夢想。

是的,藉由這兩天的會議和研討會,Una已經在第二天美夢成真了2/3。第一是參加國際研討會,學習如何朝向更專業的旅遊部落客邁進;第二是第一次跟外國人(歐洲人)提案,不但用英文來推銷自己,並贏得贊助和尊重。那麼Una剩下美夢成真的1/3是甚麼呢?那就是去享受靠自己努力賺來的5天4夜贊助旅行,為自己的旅遊部落客生涯,立下一個新的里程碑。

2天研討會,7場速時會議,105分鐘,5天4夜贊助,替自己賺得5000澳價值,跟歐洲主管和老闆開會的無價實戰經驗。未知雖然可怕,努力也不一定有成果。但在追求和挑戰夢想的過程中,雖然害怕卻仍然勇往直前,戰勝恐懼的感覺卻是最美好的。不怕大家笑,其實Una已經3年多來沒再碰職場上的事,沒想到再遇上就是個高難度的挑戰。還好第一次海外出擊,業績沒有掛零,還可以笑笑自己寶刀未老。 

 

雖然這次的速時會議,Una就像在挑戰不可能的任務。但最後Una能贏得這些贊助,是因為Una個人特質再加上過去幾年累積的經歷和能力得來的。只要你認真去經營過去的每一條路,未來你就會在某個時機嘗到美好的果實。 

最近看到一段話是這樣說的:「人生很美,美在它的不可預知,美在你每往前衝刺一步,都可以看到一點成績;但是,人生也很短,有時候最大的成就,不只是成就自己,而是將自己人生減少遺憾。一切皆有可能、趁年輕、莫遲疑、一步一台階,就能遇見最好的自己。」

在追求夢想的過程中,或許身邊會有阻饒、看不起、不理解的聲音存在,這些都很正常。你不用急著跟那些人抗辯或解釋自己的夢想有多麼的重要,或因為這些人的言語覺得很沮喪。你只要專注想著如何去達成自己的夢想,因為你的人生是屬於你自己的,當你夢想達成時,享受的成就感也是屬於你自己的。你的人生意義由你自己定義,別人都沒有資格插嘴去批評。試著讓自己活得愈光彩愈有自信,帶給人們正向的思考力量,這就是最棒的事。

Una跟大家一樣也就是個平凡人,去實現自己的夢想並沒有技巧。只是在追求夢想的過程中,願意去充實自己的能力,願意去挑戰不可能,願意堅持下去。或許比較幸運的是,身邊有願意支持自己去實現夢想的另一半。 

Una在這祝福你們也能有美夢成真的一天,無論夢想是小是大,只要願意踏出了舒適圈,嘗試了第一步,就是件很棒的事。 

以下為此次Una在芬蘭旅遊的贊助商名單:

極光屋  

KAKSLAUTTANEN ARCTIC RESORT 極光玻璃屋、小木屋、聖誕老人村
Official Website http://www.kakslauttanen.fi/ 官網提供中英文

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kakslauttanen

inari  
VISIT INARI LAKE & SNOW INARI  Inari住宿、Inari行程安排
Official Website http://visitinari.fi/ 官網提供英文
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/VisitInari

levi  
LEVI TOURIST OFFICE LEVI
芬蘭滑雪勝地Levi觀光單位
Official Website http://www.levi.fi/
 官網提供中英日文
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/levi.center

 

在這Una感謝所有的贊助商給了 Una這麼棒的機會去享受芬蘭,才會有這場美妙又驚喜的芬蘭旅遊。


感謝主,帶領Una經歷這場奇妙的夢想追求之旅。(待續)

 

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My first trip was in Northern Europe this year. Anyway this trip came true my dreams. Why did I chose to go to Northern Europe? The only reason was the bloggers workshop where was located in Northern Europe.

Bloggers’ workshop? You must be curious what is that? Ok, I got to say it from the beginning. After all I came true my South America trip and Europe trip on 2014. I didn’t have any traveling plan on 2015 until I saw my friend sharing the information about the international travel bloggers workshop in Finland.

I saw the opportunities to me. Whatever the international workshop, win the sponsor or get the case. It’s a tough challenge for me, but I’d like to take it. To attending the international workshop was one of my dreams when I was studying the master degree. I love to get the sponsor for my trip, but I hadn’t tried it yet. How to get a case or sponsors in oversea? I want to challenge myself to see how far I can go.

I’m a travel blogger about 10 years. The NBE workshop that I definitely want to attend it. I sent the application form to the NBE organization, unfortunately I wasn’t selected to be a full-blogger. Fortunately I still be invited to attend the workshop by half-blogger.

NBE is a very effective organization. They kept emailing me to remind me of the workshop and the detail. You can feel the passion and profession by those emails. I was happy to apply successful for all the course I need.

That’s why I went to Northern Europe this year. I made a decision in my mind before the trip. I hope I can learn more knowledge and get the sponsors by this workshop.

It was not only a simple trip, but a studying and dream chasing trip. I’m happy I did the decision, I had a wonderful trip in Finland.

 

Una今年第一趟旅行是北歐。在出發前,這趟旅行是Una的夢想之旅;出發後,則變成了美夢成真之旅。 

為什麼這次旅行會決定北歐?很簡單的理由,因為Una要參加研討會的地點就在北歐。

研討會?看到這你肯定還是一頭霧水 ,所以Una還是從頭說起吧!簡單來說,這趟旅行的決定,算是意外又美好的插曲。就在2014年,Una終於實現自己多年來的南美旅行夢想後,就打算2015年好好待在澳洲修身養性。雖然說世界很大,但最想旅行的國家,已經在2014年實現了。

就這麼好巧不巧,Una看到好友小帆2014年在臉書上發佈一個消息,有個全球旅遊部落客的國際研討會,將在北歐芬蘭舉行。如果有被選中的旅遊部落客,還可以得到旅遊贊助。他最後還特別提了一句,Una記得大意就是:「還有可能接到案子。」

他最後這句話"還有可能接到案子"這幾個關鍵字,讓Una蠢蠢欲動,而免費贊助這件事也非常吸引人。

基本上這消息有三點非常吸引Una。第一、參加國際研討會。這是Una上研究所後就有的夢想,而且這次又剛好是自己有興趣的主題,很符合自己旅遊部落客的身分。第二、免費贊助旅遊。對Una身邊的旅遊部落客朋友來說,這可以算是家常便飯。但Una這輩子還沒因部落客的身分,被廠商贊助過旅行,這可是心中的夢想和遺憾啊!第三、拿到案子。這激起Una的野心,而且還是要在人生地不熟的北歐,有著相當高的挑戰性。 

不過當時Una有點猶豫要不要申請參加這個研討會,因為自從成立粉絲團後,的確比較少更新部落格。後來轉個念頭想一想,自己的部落格也成立10年有了,況且註冊並沒有任何損失,最後資料填一填就送出去。

12月初收到研討會的通知,有失落但沒意外自己並沒被選中成為免費贊助的部落客,畢竟要跟全球頂尖的旅遊部落客競爭很少的免費贊助名額。 (到研討會才發現被選中的唯二華人旅遊部落客,根本就是神人等級後,一點都不覺得失落。)

好消息是研討會聯絡人告知Una,還是可以以半部落客的身分,受邀免費參加這次的國際研討會。當然旅費就自理啦!只能說這研討會的負責團隊很熱心,沒多久Una就不斷收到研討會的e-mail,提醒你研討會時間要到了。當時Una又在盤算自己到底要不要去參加這個研討會?當時只想說參加國際研討會這件事很興奮,查了機票才發現很難興奮起來。從台灣飛芬蘭的機票都不便宜了,更別說離北歐超遠的澳洲,再者就是雪梨飛哪都不便宜,剛好又是聖誕假期,票價真是貴到驚死人。Una還特地問了北歐的朋友是否有便宜的選擇,他說北歐到澳洲的機票就是這麼貴,尤其是這個時節。 

雖然說追求夢想很好,但也要墊墊一下自己的盤纏有多少?當時計算不同的方式,看要先在香港轉機,還是曼谷轉機會比較便宜。但算一算時間,包含出關又入關的換機麻煩,最後還是決定選擇搭中國南方航空。就已經飛這麼遠了,當然還是行李直掛最方便。

對,最後Una還是決定參加這場研討會,當然也才會有這次的北歐之行。至於壓倒Una的最後一根稻草就是,研討會最後提醒Una要開始報名研討會的課程,由於每堂課的人數有限,所以連上課名額也要搶,不是說當初有註冊就好。

這兩天研討會的上課主題讓Una很有興趣,很幸運的也都有選到自己想要的課程。既然課程都選到了,當然就去啦!另一個想法是,反正Una也沒去過北歐。如果說只是單純地到北歐自助旅行,並沒有甚麼太大的動力,但若能藉著這場研討會順便到北歐看看,倒是件雙贏的研習之旅。 

在這次前進芬蘭前,Una自己暗暗下個決定 ,除了從研討會學到知識,成為更專業的部落客之外。更希望能透過這次的研討會,來替自己爭取到贊助旅行,實現藏在心中的夢想。

這次特地大老遠的從澳洲飛到芬蘭,單純的參加研討會這個目的,顯然已經無法滿足自己。很高興就是因為這場研討會,而喚醒Una心中的夢想和勾起那許久不見的野心和企圖心。

是的,Una決定2015的第一趟旅行,不再只是單純的自助旅行,而是一場追求夢想的進修之旅。很高興當時的自己做了這個決定,北歐這趟旅行,讓Una很難忘。(續)

 

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Can you image that you swim in the frozen sea? You must think that's too crazy! OK...I tried it today. Just amazing.

The Sampo Icebreaker ship is the only one in the world. You can enjoy swimming with ice cubes. Of course, you got to wear the special warm survival suit. Actually people will look like the lobster after wearing it, so we call it's lobster suit as well. I should call it lobsters swimming in the frozen sea.

I a little worried it was not warm enough, but it's warm enough. Your body not feel cold at all. Only my hands felt cold. Next time you should try the unique experience in Finland.

 

你可以想像你自己在冰海游泳的樣子嗎?你肯定會覺得這想法太瘋狂。 

但Una今天就在芬蘭的冰海浮泳,這個經驗太奇妙。

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準備下船煮龍蝦去冰海浮泳

 

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龍蝦下水冰海浮泳的樣子

 

芬蘭的聲寶觀光破冰船是全球唯一的,這冰海浮泳的行程也是唯一的。想要在零下幾十度的冰海浮泳,當然得穿上特別的防寒衣,大家又叫它龍蝦裝。

因為每個人穿上這一身紅色的防寒衣真的就很像一隻大龍蝦,遠遠看就像一群龍蝦躺在海上做日光浴啊!因為龍蝦裝很大,每個人走起路來真的超好笑,穿上去也很難認出誰是誰了,因為大家看起來真的差不多都像龍蝦!哈哈 

 

破冰船一周通常只開兩班,而且視天氣而定,若是天氣不夠好、冰塊不夠多,就算訂票了,也有可能無法出航。

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Una貼出這些照片真是犧牲自己和.........別人啊!哈...如果你穿上這龍蝦裝還能美若天仙和帥氣逼人,請務必分享一下!

 

芬蘭破冰船官網 Sampo Icebreak ship http://www.visitkemi.fi/en/sampo-icebreaker

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