Another specialty are reindeers, they can be seen almost everywhere, especially in the north of the country. They live freely even though each one reindeer in Finland has its own owner!
Have you ever heard of Husky Safari? Dog mushing is definitely a very interesting way to get around in Lapland! You can try dog sledding in the Rovaniemi area full of husky dogs. When I was there, there wasn’t enough snow for sledding, so at least I could experience how they keep them in a form during the year.
And hou-hou-hou I will stay up north, cause there, where you can cross the magical arctic circle, lives Santa in his Santa Claus Village. He is a real human being. I swear! You have to wait in a line to see him, but once your turn comes you can even talk and take a picture with him. The funny thing is that most of the people waiting in the queue were adults, at least when I was there. Adults from all over the world, with big smiles on their faces, were waiting hours and hours to see him. And me too. :)
And well, I can’t forget the sauna. Almost every Finnish house, apartment or cottage has a sauna. The sauna ritual seems to be as normal as drinking coffee. Anyway, when I came “home” after all-day training or judging and then went to sauna and made a few naked snow angels, I slept like a baby, and the next day I was brand new Vendula.