Hello from winter wonderland, my friends! I’m writing this post from a small cabin situated literally in the middle of nowhere, in a snowy fairytale. And while I’m waiting Rudolph to nook on my door with a cup of tea, I want to share my ‘Lapland love story’ with you.
Once upon a time, in the land of the Northern Lights and Santa Clause one restless girl (me) fell madly, deeply in love. When she came in this magical Finish Lapland, at the top of Europe, she didn’t expect anything but cold and tons of snow everywhere. Oh, how she was wrong!
The first day she went into the woods.
There she met some cute, unexpected friends – fluffy rebbit and two shy lovers:
She was so fascinated with the beauty of the nature and with her new forest friends that she started to wander ‘where is Alice in this wonderland’?
Sunrises over vast, white wilderness and charming, wooden houses by the road took her breath away. Everywhere she looked was like a dream. Unreal, magical, mythical.
One unforgettable night while she was driving home, to her little cabin in the forest, something unbelievable happened. First she noticed a slow, pale green arch in the sky. She stopped the car as she thought she was losing her mind. Then, all of the sudden, green arches started to appear all over the horizon. They grew in size and strength and started showing their hidden colours: purple, pink and yellow. Look:
It was the most magical and spectacular ‘dance’ she has ever seen. She was amazed. She was in love! Aurora danced so beautifully while Leonard Cohen sang from the radio: ‘Dance me to the end of love’.
Vast wilderness covered in snow, endless forests and frozen lakes make this piece of the Planet the perfect places to escape reality, people and civilization. It’s those kind of places where you go to recharge your batteries and enjoy the silence.
“A feeling of being one with nature is still among one of the most empowering feelings humans can experience. Like all spiritual experiences, Lapland needs to be seen and felt; describing states of mind never quite gets up there with the actual experience. Words fail to capture the feeling of actually standing on top of a fell gazing at the vast wilderness all around you…”
With a sad look on her face, she had to leave this winter wonderland and come back to reality. But she was never the same again. Lapland changed her. Now she believes in magic and fairy tales because she knows there is a place like no place on earth. A land full of wonder, mystery and beauty! A place where dreams are born and time is never planned. Dear Lapland, I’ll come back one day, I promise! I want my happy ending!