On Saturday, my family flew up from Dallas to visit me. After spending a night in Stockholm, we headed to Kiruna. Kiruna is situated north of the Arctic Circle in the Laplands, the very north of Sweden. We spent our night there in the Ice Hotel. Although we got to tour many of the ice rooms, we stayed warm in a chalet overnight!
In addition to touring the Ice Hotel, we got to go dogsledding. It was truly an unforgettable experience! We were not able to see the Northern Lights, but the night sky was illuminated by thousands of stars due to the lack of light pollution. It was well worth braving the freezing temperatures.
Later that night, we enjoyed refreshments at the Ice Bar. It was actually warmer in there than it was outside! Overall, we had a truly one-of-a-kind experience in Kiruna. I can’t wait to enjoy more of what Scandinavia has to offer while my family is here!