There's more to Finnish Lapland than Santa encounters, as Lonely Planet author Kerry Christiani found when she headed 500km north of the Arctic Circle, discovering a Christmas card scene of frozen lakes and boreal forest, reindeer-driven sleighs and snow that lies deep and crisp and even... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/finland/travel-tips-and-articles/lapland-beyond-santa-culture-and-wilderness-in-northern-finland#ixzz3S0LssJ6f
Akita is known as a powerful, dignified large dog breed originating from Japan. They can be quite alert with strangers but affectionate with family members. There are actually two separate varieties as Japanese Akita or the American Akita. The American Akita usually has thinner coat and comes with more colors.