Youth & Holiday Centre Vasatokka
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... However, the night isn't absolute, with at least four hours of a bluish semi-darkness each day. We left SIIDA and headed for one of just three places in town to sell food. It turned out to be a redneck bar that served only burgers and kebabs so, between us, we got one of each. A walk around the lake proved refreshing - either that or idiotic - as the temperature had reached 3 degrees. We were completely rugged up, yet still very cold, so we headed back to the hotel and the ...
... now with drizzling rain. After settling in, we donned jackets, grabbed the umbrella and set out to explore the town. It didn't last long. The cold and wet conditions forced us back indoors, where we had an early tea of Lake Inari trout (me) and pasta with reindeer sauce (David). We have not had a bad meal in Finland and that trend continued tonight. We topped it off with white chocolate mousse (me) and ice-cream with berries and fudge sauce (David) before calling it a ...
... of the water as it fought its way upstream – it had successfully avoided the flies offered by the fishermen a little further downstream. Some time later, more excitement when we had our first view of saltwater in the form of Munkefjord which is a large body of water, opening out eastwards into the Barents Sea, beyond Kirkenes. It was a wonderful sight, this vast empty area with only a few moored little power boats belonging presumably, ...
... We learned a great deal about the flora and fauna of this inspirational part of the world, the tricks and adaptations that the successful inhabitants utilise to survive in this most trying of environments. Just think, in the sun, temperatures can easily exceed 40°c and yet in winter, -40°C is possible and -20°C commonplace. Indeed, just to illustrate the stresses that can be placed on creatures, we were told of a husky that died yesterday from heat exhaustion ( yesterday being ...
... to the ground by the combination of an exploding ammunition train and the deliberate acts of retreating German troops during WW2 – 90% of the town was utterly destroyed. For more information here is an URL
The church was equally demolished so the one we visited dates from the period immediately after 1945. It was lovely and light and airy inside and had a very impressive fresco, completed in 1950. It also had ...