Genie Gabel-Dunk review 31 Dec 2011
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
I would identify the ice fishing on Lake Mutusjarvi as the most memorable part
of my trip to Finnish Lapland for the sheer whiteness and silence of the
environment. And the most exciting part would have to be the adrenalin rush of
the snowmobile excursion into the forest surrounding the lake.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
I recommend that any traveller visiting Finnish Lapland in the winter that
they follow the trip organisers advice with regards to thermal underwear, silk
glove inners, balaclava and suitable woolen clothing. I was prepared with
these items and in combination with outer overalls supplied by the trip
organiser, I never experienced any discomfort from the cold in spite of the
outdoor temperature ranging between -10 and -20 degrees.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?
I hope so. The local guides were knowledgeable and appeared to be enthusiastic
about sharing a unique part of the world with the group I was with. I was
attentive to acknowledge the guides generosity by ensuring that I included a
personal thank you and monetary contribution for the effort that they made.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
My travel to Finnish Lapland was most rewarding. The activities were well
considered and offered an appropriate level of challenge. Most of the six days
of the trip, I was completely out of my comfort zone and found that I called on
creative, inner resources that in my day-to-day life as a University Lecturer in
London lie dormant. This trip was an experience of significance.