Original Sokos Hotel Valjus
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- Continental Breakfast
- Pets allowed
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... life and heritage on the river banks. The tar extraction pits were most fascinating. They get the tar (i.e. resin) from the tree trunks, buried in large pits with a fire above. After this, we wandered around some of the town, had dinner at one of the stalls in the market square ( I had salmon, Ron had reindeer sausage and elk meatballs!) and then back to the hotel. I'm getting used to saunas at the end of the day. Very ...
We drove from Vaasa to Oulu yesterday. Oulu is the largest northern town in Finland. Our hotel was close to the water which was nice. Today, we set off to walk along the riverside park. We followed the Lonely Planet recommendation and explored the Taidemuseo modern art gallery, which turned out to be very good. The best part was surprisingly the quilt exhibition, featuring a number of U.S. quilt artists. There were other exhibitions as well, and we spent an enjoyable couple of hours ...
... forests dotted with farmhouses painted rufous with white trimmings. It appears to be the colour pattern of Scandinavian countryside cottages. The colour was discovered in the copper mines of Sweden and unintentionally is an excellent preserver.
Passed by forests of birch trees interrupted by lakes large and small - ...
... on the walls and ceilings, truly a special place. The paintings show the Creation, through the Old Testament to the suffering of Christ. The best preserved - the Last Judgement - had been covered up, as it was thought to be too distressing to the congregation! (Bliss of the children of God and the pains of Hell). Camped beside a lake in the forest. Almost 4 wheel driving as we were on skidoo tracks in the sand. Beautiful reflections in the ...
Domna's house - lunch at Vartilus border crossing - Korkana Husky Farm 41km
The Husky Farm is a nice sauna spot for farewell. Huskys are calmer than expected. In particuliar the last day showed me I couldn't navigate such sik tour on my own. In part we crossed forest without a trail. It became cold that day and the old snow went ruthlessly sharp. I collected quite some blue marks that day.