So much for an early start. Had the alarm set for 7.30am. Woke up, turned it off and then diced with the dangerous "we will just lie her for 5 more minutes". Of course next thing it is 9.30am. So up we get for breakfast & then off to the starting point to continue our sightseeing bus tour. At least no rain to start with although the snow started. We caught our bus & got off half way along to head into Skansen. Now Skanton is an open air museum with buildings & attractions from Sweden's past. Very clever because none of the buildings have electricity running so you wander in and they are lit by candlelight. Probably the highlight was going into a 1700's church recreation and listening to tradition Swedish Xmas carols. Very beautiful. Then we got to see native animals such as the Lynx, Wolves, Wolverines & reindeer. Then to the Christmas market for a feed before finishing off the rest of the museum. We then caught the bus back to central, grabbed our bags & hopped on our link out to the airport. After a little wait, & a plane de-icing, we soared into the blizzard on our way north to Swedish Lapland. We touched down after an hour or so & were welcomed to Kiruna with a lovely -5. After a little worry our taxi took us into town & our lodgings. The hotel is a picture postcard with views out over the snowy landscape with splatterings of light from the city. Jac pointed out that we are the furthest from home we have ever been. We may just be the most northerly we will ever be. Maybe. Tomorrow morning we get picked up to head out dog sledding into the wilderness. We have plenty of activities to keep us busy as we spend the night out there. We hope beyond hope for clear skies as it is our chance to see the northern lights. Could this be one of the coolest things we have ever done? I'm pretty sure it will be up there.