Youth & Holiday Centre Vasatokka
Travel Blogs from Inari
... 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 ...
... is a devil and to make matters worse the whole place is
soon hidden in a mass of mist.
Riding along now becomes a real nightmare. The road has a very thin
scattering of snow and in all this mist and falling snow its almost impossible
to see the road. Unlike most other roads in Norway this one for some reason does
not have snow poles.
With this road much of the time hugging cliff edges I have to take extreme
care and much of the time I find myself doing no more ...
... cloudy – a good sign for tonight!. Today we went snow-mobiling out on the lake, so we were suited up in proper snowsuits and arctic boots (which we can now keep for the rest of our stay) and learnt the basics of snow-mobile operation – throttle, brake and emergency panic brakes! It was great fun cruising along the lake (which is under 40cm of solid ice and an extra foot or two of powdery snow on top). Since we were all suited ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking