June 26, 2011

Yes Please!

I was Stumbling around the internet the other day (if you don't know about Stumble Upon, how dare you waste your time any other way :)), when I came across this website. 

It is definitely a sign.

Here is the Hotel and Igloo Village Kakslauttanen, located in northern Finland in the Lapland region. I mean, legit in the Arctic Circle. Don't know if you can find any travel promos for this hotel, so better save up.

Wait, Finland is way the heck up there?! :)
I've already told the hubs that I want to do a winter trip up in the Arctic Circle/Lapland. I know right, what happened to that little Texas girl who thought anything below 80 is 'chilly'?! 

Don't you think it would be such an amazing experience to see an actual Winter Wonderland!! 

And with this hotel offering all this, who could ask for more:

"In the winter time we offer husky safaris, snowmobile safaris, reindeer safaris and ice-fishing trips as well as guided ski treks. The Saariselkä ski trail network of over 180km passes right by the hotel. You can rent cross country skis from the hotel."

Man, throw in a reindeer sled ride - not even sure if those exist! - and I am sold!!
Oh, and I haven't even shown you the best part. Along with the hotel and cabins, they offer a accommodations in a glass igloo. Yep, glass igloos!

"Glass igloo provides a one of a kind opportunity to admire the northern lights and millions of stars of the crystal clear sky in a comfortable room temperature. Built from a special thermal glass the temperature inside the igloo always stays a normal level. It also prevents the glass from not getting white frosted, hence keeping the view clear even when the temperature outside drops to under -30°C. Every igloo is equipped with a toilet and luxury beds."

 Imagine falling asleep with this view!

And from this photo, I am assuming they have wild zebras there in Lapland. I mean, why else would they decorate the rooms with them?! Haha. Beautiful!

Or even better, my absolute dream is to see the Northern Lights. Now I am not sure how much sleep you would get under these bright babies, but wouldn't it be a sight!

Never mind the ridiculous cost, cough $500 cough, this is a once in a lifetime kind of vacation!

We have to take advantage of our location this year.

Um, OK. Sold! Just came across this photo on the website :)

Yes Please!!! Can't you just imagine me on one of these bad boys?! Ohhh yeah, haha. 

Tomorrow, another The More You Know Monday. Prepare to be learn-ed. Happy lazy Sunday, bloggyland. I sure am enjoying mine :)
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  1. Cute Blog!! I'm a Texas Girl too!! Have a Great Sunday!

  2. Oh.My.Gosh. I fall in love with you more and more each post I read haha!!!

    I told my boyfriend I HAVE to see the Northern Lights. No questions asked. It has to happen. I hadn't heard of this place in Lapland...but I'll definitely inform him this is a MUST. What airport do you fly into???

  3. Omg!!! Soooo awesome!! That is definitely on my to-do must now!! Please do it and take and post thousands of pics!!

  4. I might have to be up there visiting!!! This looks fantastic!

  5. Hey- I say if its gonna be freezing cold, it might as well be magical and beautiful, right? Looks like a really cool trip! Way to make the most of a chilly climate :)

  6. I love it and I want to go!! I love the zebra bedding!! lol

    I'm stopping by from the Super Stalker Sunday Hop! Thanks so much for linking up with us!! Be sure to join us again next weekend!

    Have a great evening,
    Kortney's Krazy Life

  7. That looks soo awesome!!! You need to check out the ice hotel in northern sweden online as well.. We wanted to make a trip up there, but with being pregnant, it just didn't happen. It's suppose to be SUPER awesome!! :-)

  8. DO IT!! I have always wanted to go somewhere like that. Plus you will get to see Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas!! None of these Santa's helpers in the department store, the real Santa!!

  9. Hi and thanks for the visit!Read about the list what you are missing over there! The demand for baking mixes, dips and salad dressings -ready made- is not that high as we prefer to make them from scratch. Its healthier, cheaper and more producing in comparison to consuming. Guess you get the idea how much I enjoy my time here!
    Wait, what?
    nearly forgot!
    I embrace the challenge..
    just not today!
    The only thing I miss is Quark and by now I have learned to produce even this myself.
    Have a great time in Scheerrmaany

  10. Think I'm going to have to add this place to the bucket list. I've seen the Northern Lights before in Saskatchewan, but I think they'd be way more spectacular up there. And I used to Stumble ALLL the time when I lived in Slovakia :)

  11. OH EM GEE. That looks so cozy, romantic, and just dreeeamy! You should definitely do it, I would totally do that. It looks like it would be an amazing time! Who knows, I might have to come visit you in Finland one day soon haha!

  12. I say go for it! Seems like it would be a fun filled and memorable trip. You've triggered something in my brain but I know SR would never go for it. He's a Georgia Boy and loves the heat..lol

    I'm your newest GFC follower from the Super Stalker Sunday Hop!

    Bri @ Ramblings of a Southern Mama

  13. Got cut off by a truck with some balls today and thought of you lol!

    Oh my goodness do I want to stay in that igloo. I vow now to be able to afford it one day!!! Amazing!

  14. Hey there: There is nothing that can compare with "Northern Lights" - I have seen them and they have held me captive in my heart and mind - they entrance your soul to your very inner being and once you see them, they stay locked in your mind forever. The glass igloo's are nifty looking - I have only been in one made of ice blocks and snow blocks, however, I think I would prefer the glass - looks kinda cozy.
    Great blog - thanks so much

  15. Um, I live near Chicago, and anything below 80 IS chilly, but this trip is a must do!

  16. stumbleupon might be the greatest thing ever? it kind of depresses me though sometimes when they show me awesome travel things that i will probably only ever dream of. if you go to this awesome hotel, would you perhaps, i don't know, want a stowaway in your suitcase? maybe? because i am volunteering myself.

  17. We wanted to go up to Lapland/ the Santa Village last year, but it never ended up happening. Now I'm thinking the igloo would be muchhhh cooler! I'm dying to see the Northern Lights too, and go on a reindeer ride OF COURSE! Maybe this year... :)

  18. That place looks amazing! I want to go there right now.

    So cool, thanks for sharing,


  19. Your blog just never wants to let me comment!!! Oiiiiii.

    Anyways, those photos look SO COOL! I can't wait to follow along on your journey to Finland, I know you're gonna take full advantage of it. xoxo

  20. @Kristy - well thanks, and yeah for Texas girls :) You too!
    @Megan - haha, thanks girl. That is one of my dreams too!! I am going to be soo wowed by them. We fly into Helsinki, and are going to live about 45 min north of there.
    @kimberly rae - Doesn't it look so cool?! Haha, if you do, you have to let me know. And if we get up there, you better believe I will take a ton of photos!
    @Natalia - I would love to have visitors ;)
    @Melody - I thought so too!
    @Meri - haha, no kidding. It would suck for it to be freezing and ugly, lol. I am really hoping we get a chance to head up there.
    @Kortney - haha, really random there, right!? Well thanks for hosting, I love the hop.
    @Laura - ohhh, sounds very interesting too! Thanks for the tip, I need to google it :)
    @Missy - haha, I will make sure to put in a good word to Santa for you, lol. That would just be too much!
    @Paula - haha, you are hilarious! Yes, we missed those. And you are right, the homemade stuff tastes so much better and is healthier...but no fun! lol. Thanks for stopping back by. Really glad you did.
    @Rachel - it is totally bucket list worthy :) Lucky!! I want to see them so badly. We always miss them in Alberta. Stumbling is the best! lol
    @Rebecca - it does look rather romantic! You are more than welcome to join us on a Lapland adventure :)
    @Southern - For any price, this just might have to be done. Chance of a lifetime! Thanks for stopping by, and I am looking forward to checking out your site ;)
    @Lauren - haha, of course an ass like that would cut you off! I am hoping we can afford it one day too!
    @Saucy - You are so lucky, I have to see them now. What a great way to describe them! They do have some others made of snow and ice, but you can't see through those, lol. THanks Lilly!
    @Ellen - awww, you know how to make me feel better about cold weather, haha. Thanks Ellen!
    @Jackie - pretty much, changed my life! haha. You can for sure come along. Maybe you can get work there feeding the reindeer. It could happen, right?!
    @CMD - yeah, ya'll will have to see if you can try this year. I have no idea what the schedule will be like, but there should be a few breaks, right?! I am putting it high on the list for sure!
    @Elena - you are welcome, thanks for stopping by :)
    @KY - booo, why does it do that to you?!?! Maybe because I blocked you? Haha, yeah right, never. Annoying, but glad you commented anyways. Doesn't it look awesome!? You are too sweet. Glad you want to join in for the ride :)

  21. That place looks freaking awesome. Do you have much experience driving in snow? That shit is crazy.

  22. Oooo it's looks beautiful!! Very jealous of your adventures!! The northern lights that I have seen, very very northern canada, where un.be.liv.a.ble, i can only imagine what they would be like from the Arctic circle. Love the glow from the glass igloos, so cool!

  23. Ohmygoodness I want to go!! I've always wanted to see the Northern Lights. And safaris in the arctic circle sound awesome! You have me convinced.

  24. November, December & February there are week-long National team breaks! The guys usually practice most of the week and just have a long weekend off (booo) but still nice! Not sure about the other teams, maybe you guys will have longer off :) Can't wait to read more of your Finnish posts, I learn something new every time!

  25. I want to go!! Take me with you :) Seriously, this does look amazing, but is anyone else wondering about using the bathroom in a glass igloo? I mean, I'm assuming the toilet's blocked from the view of the other glass igloos...of course I'd be worried about something stupid like that, ha!

  26. Stopping by from Super Stalker Sunday! I'm a new GFC follower! Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you back next week for more stalking! Have a fabulous week!

    April @ Mama on a Green Mission

  27. oh my god TAKE ME WITH YOU

  28. Wow, that is so cool! Thanks for visiting my page!

  29. @Jordan - It does, I think it looks so cool. Yes, I can drive in the snow...although I don't prefer it :)
    @Sherri - Well I am jealous that you have seen some amazing Northern Lights! I thought the glow was really cool too, looks magical.
    @Miss Allie - If I can't have a safari in Africa (my all time dream vacay) then I will take on in the Arctic! haha. Thanks for stopping by :)
    @CMD - sweet! We heard that, but nice to hear it actually confirmed. That is even more time off than in Germany. Thanks for the heads up! You are too sweet, thanks :)
    @Shona - lol, I feel ya :)
    @Katie - I have a couple of people wanting to go in the suitcase, what is one more?! Jump in! lol. Haha, on the website there is a virtual tour of the igloo and the bathroom is frosted over, so no peeing in public :) But great question!
    @Mama - well thanks for stopping by, glad you did!
    @Colin - haha, how small can you crouch and roll into a ball. We just might be able to make it work ;)
    @Amanda - isn't it?! You are welcome and thanks for stopping by too!

  30. OMG, YES...you HAVE to do it!!!! Amazing! Wow. Truly incredible :)

  31. Following you from Super Stalker Sunday Blog Hop

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  32. Um ... if you DON'T go there, we will not be friends anymore! That looks flippin' AMAZING, Lindsey!

  33. You Ma'am are going to turn into a popsicle and your husband is going to have to ship you back to Texas to thaw out, yikes!! But it does look pretty cool...the Northern lights are awesome!

  34. Hi! I cannot imagine sleeping in something like that...too scared of peeping tom's, I guess!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Super Stalker Sunday hop. Hope you'll be able to join us again next week!

    Your Co-Host,
    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

  35. @Dwija - I know, right?! Sooo hoping we get a chance to go up there!!
    @JoeTaz - thanks for stopping by
    @HW - haha, ok ok, anything for our friendship :) Seriously though, have to do this or something very similar!
    @Wendy - haha, NO KIDDING! I am going to freeze. Good thing they are known for their Saunas!
    @Emily - I guess you are right, anyone could just walk right up! Thanks for planting that scary idea in my head, haha. Thanks again for hosting!

  36. That sounds totally amazing! $500 seems a little steep, but you're right. This is totally a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I wanna sleep in these little igloos!!

  37. Oh my! You guys have to go there next year--it looks so amazing and romantic and like a once in a lifetime opportunity (sort of like living in Finland is going to be for you guys!) :)

  38. I saw this place on the travel channel once- absolutely amazing!I cannot even imagine spending that kind of money on a hotel, let alone the cost it would take to get there! Yikes!

  39. OH! I'm in! Thanks for the invite...er, I mean I just sort of assumed you would need a fellow Texanadian combo to accompany you on this vacation.

    As an aside, when I first met my Canadian he told me it was a family tradition to eat Reindeer on Christmas Eve. Rudolph. True story.

  40. That has got to be the coolest and only reason to ever go north of the Arctic Circle. I mean, I guess you can go to the Arctic Circle just to say, hey, I went to the Arctic Circle and all I got was this lousy t-shirt. Which, by the way, is the parting gift given by the University of Oklahoma to doctoral candidates upon successful completion of their defense.

    Pfft. At least policemen get a watch.

  41. i want! i want!!!!!!! I am so loving your blog, lady!! :)

  42. That looks like fun. People in glass igloos shouldn't be naked. I'm just saying, you don't want to see Sven and Lena bumping uglies in the igloo next door.

  43. That trip sounds so awesome. So, so awesome! DO IT.


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