In the previous post, I mostly talked about tourism and places I visited. This one is more about what I did. The trip to Finland was more about practising some snow sports and other crazy things like swimming in a frozen river when outside it was just 1 degree centigrade.
The first cool thing I did was snowboarding on a frozen lake being pulled by a snowbike. Kind of water skiing but with a snowboard and on ice.
Second cool thing: sliding down mountains or any slope. When we visited the Ice Castle LumiLinna, there were some wheel-type sliders in which you could have a ride down a nice slope with curves and everything. The second time I could feel the nice feeling of sliding down a slope without real control was when we took Seppo's sledges and went to some nice hills to try them. A video showing what that was:
The final and craziest thing I did in Finland was swimming in a frozen river. Finnish like doing it in the winter when the water it is very cold. They claim that is really healthy... What I can tell is that you feel alive when you go out of the water... At that moment, it feels like needles under your skin and you suddenly feel very warm inside... It is a pitty the ice and snow around the river were not recorded in this video, but I can assure to you there were some ice chunks around.
That was cold!!