This is how the Finnish build a winter carousel. Quite cold but incredibly funny!

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January 23, 2017Entertainment
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This is how the Finnish build a winter carousel. Quite cold but incredibly funny!
Photo: Screenshot / YouTube / janne Käpylehto

Our winters may be cold but Finnish winters are even colder. So naturally the outdoor activities come a bit short in this time of the year. But somehow the Finns aren’t that bothered by the cold temperatures and go outside just as usual. Once outside, they create something like this: a man made 40-foot wide spinning ice circle.

Janne Käpyletho, a Finnish writer and energy expert, just did exactly this. Using a chainsaw and a shovel he cut the outline of his rotating island, he then put an outboard engine onto his ice circle and it started spinning.

When everything was set up, he built a small shelter to change clothes and cut a hole in the nearby ice for the brave Finnish people for ice bathing. Last step was to host a party with some of his friends on this crazy icy carousel, including a fireplace to grill some sausages…

Anyway, this wont be his last man made ice circle, but the new one’s going big… And in fact it is going to be four times bigger! On his website he said about his projects: “I’ve been planning to build an ice carousel for some time, but managed to do it in Lohja just now. […] Next one will be a 50-meter giant with sauna, PV plant, electric outboard motors, stage and band” and it will be in Helsinki. Crazy Finnish people…