Like stated in the pic below, Lumilinna means Snow Castle - right next to Kemi by the sea side (that is frozen at winter time).Halvari is from. His nick name was the Fairy from Kemi (name of home town) - Kemin Keiju... He is a good person to combine with winter: he is indoor shot put World Champion and those games are at winter time.
Back to the other winter activities;
Most of us pay to do something like that, but my cousin was lucky enough to be on a shift onboard a ferry that had an emergency practice; He volunteered to be rescued form onboard to a helicopter floating above the ship. He enjoyed it!!!
Here are few main tips if you are interested in swimming in an icy sea or to sleep in a snow castle;
- Tours and ice swim from the ice breaker http://www.sampotours.com/ 240 Eur, kids 4-11 years -50%, but you gotta be above 145 cm tall to swim.
- www.snowcastle.net/fi double room 140 Eur / night / person
Since the summer is not here any more, I can say "come winter come, I'm ready - as always!"...