|Kiruna city, near the Yellow House hostel|
|View towards lake Torneträsk, near Abisko National Park|
|In the ice church in Jukkasjärvi|
|Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi|
|Elk near the lake Laukkujärvi|
|Laukkujärvi at sunrise|
The next morning we got up early. One of those ladies’ from the Friday tour was telling us where to go to see elks. I’ve not put so much trust in that, knowing how difficult it is to meet them. Thus, we started a bit demotivated. Unnecessarily, as it turned out quickly. We took a dead end road towards the mountains, to Nikkaluokta After a while already, Vika spotted a little baby elk, the mother on the other side of the street. They looked at us, we at them. No reaction. No sound, just the shutter from the cam sometimes. We tried to get closer, and mother elk crossed the street with huge jumps. Huge animals, massive! A least glimpse before they disappeared in the undergrowth. We saw 5 more of them before going back to Kiruna.
We returned the car and walked to the Luossavaara mountain. As it was the snow and ice festival, Intersport invited everyone to free of charge skiing material testing. So we slipped into those shoes and clipped on the skiers – battling some kids down the hill. The wind was freezing cold and even Vodka was not helping to warm up easily. The kids had won, obviously.
|Huskies having a little break after draging the sled|
|Vodka-lemon and Vana Tallinn in melting ice glasses|