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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 …
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 ...
... was at war with Russia, which had invaded Finland in the 1939-1940 Winter War. Then a peace treaty was signed in 1940, when poor Finland ceded a great deal of land and even more of its’ income to Stalin. However, due to the continual meddling of the soviets in Finnish affairs, making the Finns very nervous that Stalin hadn’t finished with them, they eventually accepted the overtures of Hitler who offered arms and supplies ...
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 ...
... on the side walls, which I particularly liked. Very movingly, the churchyard had dozens and dozens of headstones, denoting the location of the ashes of victims of the conflict. They were being lovingly tended by a couple of women and each one had identical plants growing there, including a small fuchsia which was replaced every year.
In a sombre, reflective mood we returned the car to the hotel and then went in search of a shop selling local products that Elaine ...