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I wander around the fairytale land: the snow is white and untouched. The reindeer watch me and wonder - where are you all?

In the dogyard, the huskies lie curled up. They have been enjoying hard workouts since October.

When they see me, a few of them come out, stretching and smiling. Will we run out today? Will you take me on a sleigh ride?

Many dogs are not in their

houses right now: we have 6 employees who make sure the dogs are well and that means that all dogs in turn can pull the sleds. Not every day, for that there are too many dogs. But right now 60 dogs are out pulling sleds in the unspoiled nature.

The little puppies run carefree around the yard while their mother lies dozing and follows. What do they know about what's going on in the world? Coudn`t care less!

The Snowhotel is at its most beautiful.

The doors are hermetically closed to keep in the cold. I envision all the ice art inside. It rests until we open again, maybe not before next winter.

In the hillside the Gamme cabins are covered in snow. The birch trees keep watch. There is a hare trail running between the cabins. So we have a guest after all.

Everything is unreal; where are you all our dear visitors from all over the world? I miss you; although I have often laughed when watching you running a kicksledge, trying to walk in snowshoes or making a snowman.

I promise I'll never laugh at you again.

Come back next winter and we'll make the world's nicest snowman. We will make the world's finest angels in the snow.

We are looking forward to being together with you again.

In that sense, Corona has taught us to adhere to what we have always taken for granted; that we humans are created for one another!

See you next winter!

#winteradventure #visitlater #ilovesnow #coronabreak #snowhotelkirkenes

Kåre Tannvik

Kirkenes 27.03.20

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