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... of the Sami people, the indigenous people of Finland. It was comprehensive and informative, but not very engaging. The whole thing was a series of information boards full of text and you had to scroll through them to find the English version. However, we did learn a bit about Lapland. For example, one day in summer lasts for two months, as the sun doesn't set in Inari between May 22 and July 22. Six months later, it is the turn of darkness, when the sun doesn't rise above ...
... journey was uneventful. The scenery consisted of forests, broken up by the occasional river. At one point we slowed down and I looked out the windscreen to see a herd of reindeer on the road. They finished their crossing and we continued on our journey as though it was a regular occurrence. We arrived on time, with the bus pulling up right outside Inari Aurora Resort (I hope that name is an omen!). The blue sky and sunshine that greeted us in the morning had long ...
... their winter clothing etc away, not requiring it (they thought) until later in the year. In early May, the soviets launched a new offensive, committing thousands of troops to it. Unfortunately, their timing could have been better as hurricane force winds and plummeting temperatures hit, forcing them to a standstill. Meanwhile, the German troops were equally static in their defensive positions – and there they died, thousands and ...
... nice hot roll!!
We got chatting about bikes and everything else and only after about 50 or
so minutes did I finally get on my way.
The weather was now getting worse and the rain was coming down by the
bucket and would turn to sleet now and again.
A few miles on and I am into the town of Tana Bru where I turn onto the
main E6/E75 which follows a large river for many miles. This river is the
borderline between Norway and Finland which I hope to be crossing in about ...
... was the first to see a glow in the sky – the Northern Lights!! It was quite faint but could not be confused with a cloud as it was a perfectly cloudless night. Terry gave a couple of piercing whistles and a few minutes later a few of the other hotel guests came down to the lake having heard the alarm! It is hard to describe but it was beautiful and amazing, it changed so much, getting stronger, brighter, moving between west and east ...