Travel to Finland was as easy as it could ever be. The plane was nearly empty so I got a four seat row to myself. I was able to sleep at least 7 of the 9 hour flight from Seattle to Amsterdam.
We got to Finland and first thing we had to take a Covid test and once we received negatives we were allowed to start training at the venue. The trails in Lahti are in perfect shape. The race course has nearly a 3ft base of man made snow. The non race trails are in great condition as well, which is awesome for getting off the long steep climbs on the race course.