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

This wonderful trip is unfortunately getting close to the end. We left Finland under the storm and reached the Swedish coast for the last hundreds of kilometers in Scandinavia. However I do not want to leave before seeing once again this Scandinavian beauty that already fascinated me five years ago. This time the beauty has not been created by mother nature. This time, the beauty is … a city. Yes, you read well, a Scandinavian

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,

From North Norway to Russia lays a vast and wild territory in which winters are among the coldest of Europe and summers, although being short, are renown for their lot of bloodthirsty insects. A territory whose inhabitants have been living with and from a sacred animal called reindeer and are proud of their history. Although you might know it under the name of Lapland, Lappland or Laponia --which are pejorative terms-- this territory is called