After boxing day we headed 5h east of Helsinki to Joensuu. Both my parents and all of us kids were born there and my grandparents, aunts and lots of cousins live there. It was freezing cold, -25'C, but breathtakingly beautiful. We stayed in Hotel Kimmel, right on the river that runs through the town. It's a great location and the breakfast room had stunning views. The rooms were basic but nice and clean.
Most of the time was spent seeing everyone and having lots of coffees, cakes and mulled wines but on the last day we snuck out for a little winter walk. It really was a winter wonderland, everything looked beautiful. We were so lucky the sun came out as well, if you didn't know, we don't get a lot of sunlight in Finland in the winter months! I photographed until my fingers so numb and cold I actually had to run back inside.
Coat: Soaked in Luxury
Fur headband: JZB
What a lovely weekend spent with family in beautiful surroundings.