Kaamos: The polar night, period of darkness north of the Arctic Circle when the sun does not rise over the horizon. I love mornings like this one. Sky is clear and wears his deep blue cover. Soon it will get lighter and pale yellowish tones will try to warm up the freezing air we breath in a desperate attempt. The sun has not risen yet. He will not rise today. Kaamos still rules with majesty on these

One thing that fascinates me over the arctic circle is the light. Once the sun does not rise anymore, once the arctic winter has begun, this light lasts no more than a couple of hours but these short moments are blessed by truly unique colors. Pink, orange, yellow, blue, green (northern lights)… Now take every one of these "major" tones and try your own mixes : a little bit of yellow, a pinch of orange

Unfortunately, weather has been grey almost everyday so far. So, I will not show you any magnificent landscapes or northern lights today. Instead I will tell you what a classical day looks like for me here, in Inari. 8:00 AM: Everybody meets for breakfast. We prepare plans for the day and leave to Kotiniemi, the farm where the horses and dogs are. 9:00 AM : The shy light of the arctic winter tends to appear … behind

Just a quick post to write that I finally arrived in Inari after a long and boring stop of twelve hours in Helsinki airport. Hopefully, the force was with me : a free wifi connection was available. Yay! Thank you Mrs Helsinki! So what's next? Not sure yet. But from what I've been told, I'll be training dogs, learning how to ride a horse (not whatever horses, fjord horses, the true viking horses that do not

Those already following me on social networks might already know it : a new adventure is about to begin. I will spend the three coming winter months in Inari, Finland. Although being a major city for tourism in Finland, Inari is a renown place to observe northern lights and to learn about Sámi culture. This winter will surely be memorable concerning these green dancers as the sun will reach a peak in its activity. Can't

Heck, time flies! It has already been two weeks since we returned home. Yet, I have not posted the conclusion of this trip. Shame on me, it is time to catch up! For fun, let's start with some stats for this trip : 26,000 more kilometers on the clock 96 days of wandering 7 countries crossed (8 if we include Faroe Islands) 11,000 photographs taken, representing around 125 GB of data 2 flat tires 18 liters of the cheapest red wine available 18

After having visited Iceland, I had much difficulties to apprehend Norway and its beautiful but subtle landscapes. Now I am in Finland, I feel the same : "Norway was waaaay more beautiful than Finland! Whyyy! :'(". But this time, this is a bit different. We have crossed Finland from north to south, hiked in a couple of national parks and after each visit, each hike, I felt as if I already experienced it before. Indeed,