Travel Blogs from Inari
Today was to be a more active day, in that we planned a trip north-eastwards up to the town of Kirkenes in Norway, close to the Russian border and the city of Murmansk. With that, we were off in the car by 08:30 and ready to see some genuine Arctic scenery. In this, initially at least, we were all a little disappointed in that there were an awful lot of trees and precious few gaps in them. Gradually however, as we journeyed northwards and ...
Today was an R&R day, based in and around Inari. It was a beautiful, bright sunny day and our only scheduled event, a boat trip during the afternoon, should be very enjoyable. So, for the morning, everyone did their own thing which in my case, was to write up a couple of days' worth of blog (you see my dedication?!).
We’d arranged to meet at the Siida museum, an excellent (it transpired) museum containing exhibits of Sami culture and Northern Lapland Nature. ...
We had just over 200 miles to do today, destination Inari and at a latitude of 68° 54' North, so well within the 'land of the midnight sun’. However, there were some ‘must do’s’ before we set off, notably see the church here and also visit a couple of shops, which did not open until 10:00. Churches have better hours, so it was here we went to first, a short hop in the car and air conditioning required as it was warm, very.
Rovaniemi was ...
... sky up here as the snow and cloud are virtually the same colour and blend
The temp has now fallen to a wonderful 0 Celsius and trying to see is
becoming impossible. In such cold conditions ones visor keeps misting up and so
I need to ride with it slightly open which makes ones eyes water.
As if its not hard enough up here in this remote area it soon starts to
rain and eventually starts snowing. Trying to ride along this bumpy road in
... in for the night. The beds were moved to the middle of the room so we had the best view of the sky. While we waited with expectation, the bottle of port was finished and we listened to music as we gazed upwards. Each time someone in their igloo turned their lights on we would jump up excitedly and then slump back on the bed with disappointment!
No luck tonight. But what a way to spend our first night in ...