Tuomas Haapala is Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos’ Digital Marketing Specialist, who is originally from Ranua but mainly remote working from Helsinki. Tuomas has been writing different kind of content for many websites both as a work an hobby for more than 15 years now. 

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Perch ice fishing is a fun and rewarding form of winter fishing

Thanks to the long-lasting cold weather, the ice fishing season has started practically all over Finland. One of the most popular forms of fishing in the winter is the perch ice fishing, which is not only quite easy but also a rewarding way to go fishing. In this blog post, we’ll take a little closer look to this popular winter activity.

Husky sledding safari in Finnish Lapland

Siberian huskies and husky sledding safaris are the highlights of many Lapland holidays

Lapland Winter Holidays have become known for many fast-paced outdoor activities, to which various animals are also very closely related. In addition to the reindeer, Lapland is also well known of its Siberian huskies (more commonly known as a mere husky), which are the absolute favorite animals of many of the youngest members of the family. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at this great dog breed as well as popular husky sledding safaris in Lapland.

Revontulet ja tykkyluimamaisema Lapissa

The best Aurora alert and space weather services for Lapland holidays

Seeing and photographing the aurora borealis have been popular Lapland holiday activities for ages. Nowadays there are multiple aurora forecasting services, in turn, which make it much easier to actually see the northern lights. In this blog post, we present a few services that specialize in space weather as well as northern lights forecasting.

Layering plays an important in terms of clothing for the Finnish winter

Winter clothes and layering ABC for the Finnish winter

The Finnish summer is often playfully described as short and light snow, but what about the winter itself? Although the Finnish winter is not comparable to that of Siberia, for example, in any case we can talk about challenging and sometimes harsh conditions, which also set their own requirements for clothing. In this blog post, we present the principles of layering, which plays an important role.

Santa claus and children in Christmas morning in Finland

Christmas in Finland – presenting traditions and food

For many Finns, Christmas is still one of the most important holiday of the year. Families usually get together and settle to enjoy common traditions together. In this blog post, I will tell you a little more about Finnish traditions, their history, food and how I usually spend this holiday myself.

Polar night in Finnish Lapland

Polar night – one of the many faces of the Finnish winter

Although we are only living the beginning of October, winter is already approaching Finland at a rapid pace. One of the most well-known natural phenomena in Lapland’s winter is the polar night, which could be considered the opposite of our summer’s nightless night. In this blog post, we present the facts related to “kaamos” in a little more detail.

Travel restrictions in Finland

More than 10 things that you might not have known about Finland

Even though Finland has been chosen as the happiest country in the world four times in a row and featured in many major international medias during the last couple of years and for many different reasons, there are still multiple frequently asked questions that people from abroad are asking us. In this blog post, we will answer more than ten of these.