Ticking off the bucket list in Saariselkä, Lapland

When you’re planning a bucket list holiday, you want to take away a bunch of great memories that you will never forget. Treat the trip as a once in a lifetime experience and do as many exciting things as you can at your destination. Lapland is one of those destinations – a winter wonderland full of exciting activities that will leave you with a desire to head back for more. We recently spent a week staying in and near the town of Saariselkä, Lapland and certainly ticked off those bucket list activities. One of those experiences was to sleep in a Glass Igloo – you can read all about that here.

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Throughout my adult years I had wanted to visit the South Cornwall coast. Being a fan of spending time near the sea, it has always made sense to visit. With sandy beaches, beautiful coastal walks and pretty harbour towns, it seemed like an idyllic part of the UK. However, being a five hour drive from my hometown of Reading, with some notorious traffic hot-spots along the way, I kept putting it off. Then one day, a musician I liked announced a show in Cornwall that I simply could not miss, so a plan was formed.

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The bucket list Lapland experience

I doubt that there is anyone who uses the internet that hasn’t seen the image of the Glass Igloos nestled in the forests of Finnish Lapland? It was years ago when I first saw them, and I was in awe. How amazing would it be to stay in one of those and gaze up at the stars, or even the Northern Lights? I put it to the back of my mind. It was bound to be expensive and I’m not really a fan of the cold. The closest I ever got to a cold holiday was an unseasonal trip to the Dolomites, where it snowed a bit in September.

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