Friday, May 18, 2007

Finland (...and II)

Some time ago I wrote a post called Finland (I) talking about my trip to visit Seppo in Oulu and Helsinki. If that post was called Finland (I), it is about time to wrap it up with a second and final post ;-)

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!!

4 comments:

Wild Runner said...

Acojonante. Solo te falta hacer eso el día de año nuevo en Siberia.

Por cierto, el Finlandés chilló y tú no. Así se hace!!!!

akycrack said...

jeje buen baño,yo tb tengo algun video bañandome aqui en noruega...y el ultimo baño fue en marzo,de noche,con un viento de cojones y nevando.El video esta colgado en www.noestabatanfria.blogspot.com

Alvaro said...

Que grande tb lo del mar de noruega! Acabo de ver el video ahora! jajaja... se nos va la pinza pero tenemos los huevos necesarios XD

Por cierto, cuando mi amigo finlandes se tiro al agua y empezo a chillar como una chiquilla, la unica cosa en que podia pensar es que pasase lo que pasase no abriria la boca... juaa...

Rikel said...

A mí me funde más el baño en Noruega. Yo que estuve allí puedo asegurar que me "dolía" la cara del viento. Y estos tío en pelotas, como buenos machos ibéricos.
Yo me amariconé, tengo que admitirlo.