Finland · 12 Days · 11 Moments · November 2016

Sophie's Journey through Lapland, Finland


8 December 2016

so tonight; we managed to see the most amazing northern lights right outside our wooden cabins, such an amazing experience! I've never felt so lucky 🌟

1 December 2016

first airport arrival shift, both myself and Berry Juice were completely terrified about having to do welcome speeches on the coaches but our groups were amazing and we ended up enjoying ourselves in the end! ✈️
I wasn't too sure what to think of the outfit we were going to get once we'd arrived in lapland but after a while, I started to get used to how different it and it helped me to get so much more into character β˜ƒοΈ

30 November 2016

a day before the guests arrive and I finally got my elf name - say hello to Christmas Cake! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

29 November 2016

so today, I also spent the day helping to make the elf workshop into a magical christmas wonderland πŸ™ŠπŸ’•
it was such an amazing experience getting to take a ride on these, such a quicker way of exploring the area- and I didn't manage to crash #whatabonus β˜ƒοΈβ„οΈ

27 November 2016

arriving in lapland to start work as an elf but getting the whole day off to explore the beautiful -13 surroundings instead ❄️⛄️
so after getting settled into our new home, we decided to do some exploring around the beautiful village of akaslompolo! ❄️ we found a little cottage which you can rent just before the ice lake where we stopped to take pictures in the snow! β˜ƒοΈ
due to there only being daylight/grey light between the hours of 10am - 3pm, we were able to watch the sun set over the frozen ice lake in the early afternoon, such a beautiful scene ❄️
when the sun starts to set just after 1pm- the daylight hours here are so different to what we're used to but it's hard to complain when it's this beautiful β„οΈπŸ’•
so after travelling over 24 hours through finland, we finally made it to our resort in akaslompolo to be greeted by our new team calling us 'the three lost elves' - so excited to finally be here! LONDON - HELSINKI - ROVANIEMI - LEVI - YLLAS πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ’•β„οΈ