Explore Lapland Finland, The Ice, and more!

Ice swimming can be called a national sport in Finland; there are already more than 100 000 swimmers! Next year the world championship of ice swimming will be held in Rovaniemi, Lapland (Finland).   Ice swimming is swimming in a body of water with a frozen crust of ice.

Winter Swimming in Finland. There are usually at least warm changing cubicle and perhaps even a hot sauna.

@Michael Tieso shares this photo on Instagram saying "Never thought I'd eat in a restaurant made out of snow. #VisitFinland " Very cool! :)

Here's what I learned and what you should pack for visiting Finland in winter.

Blog | Koski Earth Sheep Status Kihniö

Blog | Koski Earth Sheep Status Kihniö

Laying claim to Claus - thisisFINLAND: Life & society: Santa Claus

Don’t believe the North Pole hype. Everyone knows that Santa and his reindeer live in northern Finland.

Shop for free at the Recycling Factory - thisisFINLAND: Life & society: Environment

Helsinki’s Recycling Factory offers trashion, bikes, sauna and more - thisisFINLAND

This is how a chilly morning (-35°C) looks like in Lapland! Can you feel the cold? Shot 9.12.2013 in Levi, Lapland, Finland.

This is how a chilly morning looks like in Lapland! Shot in Levi, Lapland, Finland.

Ikaalinen / Ikalis, Finland, Lake Kyrösjärvi

See 21 photos and 3 tips from 1006 visitors to Ikaalinen / Ikalis.

#Bagan #myanmar

#Bagan #myanmar

The sandy island of Hailuoto | Interlude -Hailuoto, Oulu, Finland

The sandy island of Hailuoto

Joulupukin pajakylä webcam: Joulupukki, Rovaniemi, Lappi, Suomi

Live-video: Pajakylän keskusaukio

Dear Santa Claus lives at the arctic circle, Rovaniemi (Lapland, Finland)