Only in Lapland, Finland does the snow stick so effortlessly to the branches of the trees, just waiting for the light, when the amber light finally reaches the tops of the trees making the snow sparkle like a thousand individual crystals. And the silence - the silence is almost like entering a whole other world. You can hear each distinctive crunch of the snow underneath your boots as you are walking deeper in the woods, the hushed tones of your own breathing echoes in the isolation, and the pure knowledge that you are all alone with the stars, sky, and moon creates an aurora as loud as the Northern Lights themselves.
But this feeling of isolation, this “alone”, is not loneliness. It is a feeling of contentment, being at peace with everything, everyone around you, and knowing you are exactly where you are meant to be.
This magical retreat into a winter wonderland with some of the most amazing woman I have met. It was led by two curious and creatives mind, Regina and Hanna, with Duende Retreats. If you are looking for a creative escape, unique travel adventure, or just an experience of a lifetime I would strongly recommend Duende.
xx, A Traveler's Bliss | Grace Anne
(hey - hey you. click the bliss above... do it.)