Travel Blogs from Inari
... for rights of access for German troops to get to Norway. I’m not entirely clear what happened next but Finland found itself hosting German troops and this is why Kirkenes became important, as it was the base for Germany’s Kriegsmarine and the Luftwaffe when Germany declared war on Russia. Poor Kirkenes then earned the dubious distinction of being one of the most bombed areas in WW2, second only to Malta, as it was now on the side ...
... if not thousands of years was a site of religious significance to the Inari Sami. From the texts I’ve read, it’s a little unclear whether there is a specific rock on the island or whether the whole raised part is the rock but in any case, there is one called Ukonkivi (Ukon’s stone) , which is presumably where worshipping and sacrifices were carried out. The other island of note was nearby, much flatter and sandier and for generations this is where Inari people ...
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Then it was time to go and after a quick stop at a supermarket and adjacent market for lunch items, we were off, all of 6 miles as we simply had to stop at the Arctic Circle and Santa World, else Elaine would never have forgiven us!
Thenceforth our road took us northwards through forest and yet more forest, passing occasional lakes and every now and then, meadows. Even more occasionally, we were afforded more widespread views and these gave a ...
... this muck road and onto the rough and ready so called tar
road. Its still extremely bumpy and the suspension took a hammering but at least
its not mud and rocks. After about 60 or so miles and about 3 hours of rough
riding I arrive into the town of Rustefjelbma where I pulled into a petrol
My poor bike was covered in mud from top to bottom and i was not much
It was still freezing weather but rather than walk into the coffee shop
... we arrived they had had dinner in the koti and they saw the northern lights that night – possibly they were all served hallucinogenic mushroom soup at dinner. For our koti dinner we had mushroom soup(!). And reindeer stew. And berries for dessert. The three food groups of Lapland! As we were finishing up dinner our host informed us all that the skies were clear so we should go out to check for the lights. I suspect she wanted us out ...