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Snowflakes can form all kinds of shapes

Story of the world’s largest snowflake – facts about snow

Lately we have been covering lot of stories related to winter in Finland. This time around, we will be sharing something different, as it is time to tell a very interesting fact related to snow (which is an important aspect in the travel industry of Finland): the story of world’s largest snowflake.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The best travel blog in Finland?

The purpose of the Stories from Ranua travel blog is to make our entire community and the companies operating here as well known as possible. We put a lot of effort in our content and write each of our blog posts with real passion. With high-quality and passionate content production, our goal is to turn the Stories of Ranualta travel blog into the best travel and tourism-related blog in Finland. Highly appreciated Feedspot has lister our blog in Top 100 blogs in Finland

Information about the blog contributor

Tuomas Haapala, born in Ranua, is responsible for the blog posts and editing of the stories on the Stories from Ranua travel blog. Tuomas, who is also our digital marketing specialist, mainly works from Helsinki. Despite his relatively young age, Tuomas has been writing both as a hobby and work for more than 15 years already. Before Stories from Ranua blog, Tuomas has experience on writing content for many different blogs, articles and websites. You can get to know Tuomas’ writings in more detail, for example, on his Medium profile.

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