I expected the skiing to be different. What I did not expect was how hard it would be! It was truly a workout. We did one lap around the trail which ended up being about 2.9 miles and taking an hour. I looked and felt ridiculous, and I fell at least 3 times. Thankfully, the onlooking Finns did not laugh at me. Needless to say, it was fun because it was hard, and the time passed by so quickly. When I got back home, I was laid out in the floor completely exhausted. However, I'm planning on going skiing again this weekend if it's cold enough. What a workout!
The next day, my boyfriend wanted some fresh air so we took a hike in a neighboring town. The trial goes around a lake that is frozen in the winter. Here are some wintery views.
Over looking the frozen lake where people cross-country ski during the winter.
Kind of felt like I was on Twilight (in the woods scenes).