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Pól Ó Conghaile


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Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle, Lapland

Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle, Lapland

Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle, Lapland

It was like stepping through Narnia.

Clumps of snow-bent branches. Our breath was frosty, and you could snap mini-icicles off car mirrors.

Lapland's short hours of daylight were coming to an end, the sky was waxing violet, and our guide encouraged us to make a wish, "like blowing out the candles on a birthday cake".