Jim and I are not really all that experienced in things involved with snow, which is why we decided to have a guide with us on our first snowmobile ride. Meet Ivan from Russia.
Ivan showed us how to handle the snowmobile, which was a bit bigger than I was expecting and we were off through the snow. This is us beside the Saariselka sign.
…and this is Ivan pulling our snowmobile out of the snow after we fell over.
We were soon back on the track driving through beautiful Lapland scenery.
We stopped occasionally at especially pretty spots that Ivan knew about.
We weren’t the only ones on the track. While we were stopped at the little creek a large group went through, including a family in a snowmobile led sleigh.
He took us to a spot where reindeer like to gather, but they had decided not to attend the meeting that day and didn’t turn up, so it was back on the snowmobiles and up to the high point above Saariselka where it was very windy and bleak.
Thank you Ivan for a great time on our first snowmobile ride…you made it great fun.
That is the last of the reports from the snow in Lapland. I am back in lovely Italy…in the rain at Casa Debbio.