Roving around in Rovaniemi

In February of 2015, i went exploring Rovaniemi… home to Santa Claus in the Arctic Circle region of Finland. Here are the highlights of my trip!


Stay: AirBNB

My first AirBNB experience couldn’t have been more interesting and exotic than staying in Rovaniemi – where almost every house has it’s own sauna!

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My host showed me around the lovely town and we even landed up partying together and having (surprise!) the best pizza i’ve had in ages.

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Arctic Design Week was happening at the same time while i was in Rovaniemi, so i hopped from Pilke Science Center, Arktikum and a bunch of malls that were hosting the festival. i even made it to one of the live installations by way of a black and white photograph of me there! 🙂

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While i tried chasing the Northern Lights on a snowmobile – the experience of the chase turned out to be more exciting than the result itself.

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2 hours of driving a mean machine that cuts through snow and camping in the woods was definitely an adventure that i’m glad i signed up for!

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When it was time to return to Helsinki though – i managed to do something stupid – book flights for the wrong date. So i eventually landed up taking the train via Oulu. The journey actually turned out to be a wonderful one and i got to experience the world class trains of Finland without planning.

Helsinki – i cannot wait to return!

Exotic Gringo (Kaushal Karkhanis)

Leading an experimental life as a digital nomad, Kaushal started traveling in 2007 while choosing to shuttle between Goa and Mumbai as 'home'.

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