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Impressions From Our Father-Son Ski Trip

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Need some Monday Morning Motivation? Here’s some photos from our father-son trip to Ruka in Lapland, where we found lots of snow!


Disclosure: This journey was supported by the local tourism bureau and partners, but I did not get paid to write about this trip. As you know: I’m keepin’ it real and tell you how it is - I maintain full editorial control of the content published on Hiking in Finland. Read the Transparency Disclaimer for more information on blogger transparency and affiliate links.

The skiing season 2020 started in Ruka for me, and I was really happy to have my 8-year old son along. These kind of trips are great to bond with the kids, learn more about them, and of course also share my passion for the outdoors with them. Plenty of hot chocolates where consumed, Pokemons were caught, and of course we also had a lot of fun on the slopes of the Ruka Ski Resort!


Adventure Track

Besides skiing the slopes every day, we also had a few activities planned. Ice climbing with Outdoor Passion Finland for example.


Selfie time at 35 m above the ground

Fun at the Ice Wall

And ice fishing and a reindeer ride at the Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Ranch.

I have one!

Peaceful Pond II

Racing with Rudolph

And we were pretty lucky that the Polar Night Light Festival kicked off while we were there - it’s on till the 1st of February if you wanna see it yourself!

Ruka Village

Ruka Slopes during the Polar Night Light Festival

Polar Night Light FestivalIV

There also was some Nordic XC Skiing, eating tasty food, and relaxing in the Sauna at our flat. That and more I’ll tell you about in my article, which comes in the end of January!

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