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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Non-smoking hotel
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Multilingual staff
- Swimming pool
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Day started with a 6.30 wake up, pretty sad after a 12.30am bedtime. Off at 8.00 for a trip to the Ranua Zoo an hours drive east of the town. It contained everything Laplandish in the way or birds and animals.
As we had a zoo guide with us we were able to see a lot more of the antics of the animals as they performed for food and were more …
... the water and the clouds on the horizon the scenery was beautiful. Our final activity was a visit to the Sami Museum & Nature Centre. An interesting exhibition of the Sami way of living and hunting through the centuries. In the outdoor part of the museum we also saw original buildings of an Inari Sami farm. A very big day of activities. Ready for an early night in preparation for to our big night at North Cape where we see the midnight ...
This morning we headed to Ranua Wildlife Park as an optional tour. Apparently Finland has had a bad winter and spring should have sprung but it is still very cold and snowy so the park is not officially opened but our tour director phoned and they allowed our group a private tour of the park ( phew it was in the brochure lol). This was brilliant, the keeper walked us through the park.... Waking the inhabitants and bribing them with food which also attracted them close to ...
Drove along miles of road with pine forests and lakes- really beautiful although not as spectacular as Norway. Going to be hard not to compare all subsequent scenery with Norway. Reached Ivalo for coffee and tourist info. Discovered we had missed the Sami town of Inari. Drove back, found our camp for the night and started the washing. Part way ...
... had spotted the previous evening. Here some bits & pieces were acquired and I had the opportunity to look into the adjoining workshop where the man was turning bits of reindeer antlers into buttons, brooches, necklaces and so on. Then it was our final stop, a knife shop established in 1929 by a chap called Marttiini. The sales women were very good and fun and we passed a pleasant 15 minutes or so with them and their fearsome collection of extremely sharp knives of ...