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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 ...
... and whilst not heavy, it was enough to tip the balance and we returned to base, everyone eating their lunch together in our room.
During the afternoon I blogged whilst the rest went to look at the Sami centre, a large building dedicated to promote the Sami culture but containing little of direct interest to the casual tourist – it was more of a conference centre.
We splashed out a ...
... th, I’m writing this on 11th) – temperatures last week were 8°C, yesterday they hit 30°C plus and the poor dog couldn’t cope. Julie and I are increasingly taken with this area, so much so that we are determined to come back when the land is in the grip of snow and ice. It should be quite an experience.
We were done in the museum before 4 so Julie and I headed back to our room to don warmer clothes for the upcoming boat trip, getting ...
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 ...