Lapland, in northern Finland, offers vacationers a true taste of winter. Powder snow, subzero temperatures and ice hotels can serve as a dream holiday for those looking for a unique getaway.
Globetrotter Steve Hänisch and travel blogger Kristin Addis are in Finland’s northernmost region. They pay a visit to an ice hotel.
Tourists can explore Lapland’s wilderness on frozen Lake Inari while having their accommodation follow them around – a wooden cabin that's pulled along by a snowmobile.
The world's first pop-up hotels made of sand have opened in the Netherlands. You can check in at the sand sculpture festival in the provinces of Friesland and Brabant.
EU interior ministers have failed to reach a unanimous agreement to relocate 120,000 refugees across the bloc's 28 nations and take the strain off Greece, Italy, and Hungary. Track the day's main events here.
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