Snowed Out Ivalo: #WordlessWednesday

Snowed Out Ivalo: #WordlessWednesday

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass







Picture Credits: Alok Sinha, my DH


That’s possibly how Ivalo (Finland) looks the year round. This is one heck of a place to catch the Northern Lights. And no I wasn’t visiting Ivalo, but the DH was; a month back.

This winter wonderland was a sight to behold, except that as the temperatures hovered at -25, my man from the temperate land, had a tough time keeping up with the cold and snow. 

But what a stunning landscape, with the Aurora Borealis (Northern lights) to boot. Ivalo was on the bucket list of my places to go. Especially for the Northern lights. I’m glad I saw Ivalo through the DH’s eyes. It’s now been struck off from my bucket list, as I’m too chicken to handle any place as cold as this. Give me the tropical sea any day, folks!  But Northern light I got to see, irrespective of the sea!



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11 thoughts on “Snowed Out Ivalo: #WordlessWednesday

  1. Oh, how I loved snow as a child! I’d love it still, if snow and ice weren’t such a pain to drive on, or to shovel out of the driveway. And I, too, would like to see the Northern Lights.

    I have such good, happy memories of ice skating on our neighborhood lake, and sledding in a neighbor’s back yard, down a lovely hill.

    If you lived in such a place, you’d own warm clothes, lots of blankets, maybe a space heater or two, and you would hopefully have a good heating system in your home or a big fireplace and a ready supply of wood that you did NOT have to chop for yourself. It would not be easy in more remote areas, but if you were accustomed to it – not just thrown into it from a life spent in the tropics – it would be normal and easier. Someone from Ivalo would likely MELT in your hometown. It would sap them of all their energy and make it hard to move .

  2. SO MUCH BEAUTY all around!! I, too, cannot take too much cold, but snow is something that attracts me like nothing else. And, each time I see a snow picture, I just go weak in the knees! 🙂

  3. This place is admirable. The snow-covered grounds look pristine. I too want to see the Northern lights once in my lifetime but will I be able to brave the temperatures of -25 degrees Celcius, I doubt.

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