Tradition Hotel Kultahovi Inari
Travel Blogs from Inari
... being that Richard would stop whenever he wanted to and we could carry on. However, the mosquitoes, blackflies, deer flies and horse flies had other ideas – they were determined to make our lives difficult. We did persevere for a while, long enough to have the pleasure of seeing a mountain hare, Lepus timidus (see photo) which conveniently froze long enough to allow us to photograph it. Soon after, the ...
... for rights of access for German troops to get to Norway. I’m not entirely clear what happened next but Finland found itself hosting German troops and this is why Kirkenes became important, as it was the base for Germany’s Kriegsmarine and the Luftwaffe when Germany declared war on Russia. Poor Kirkenes then earned the dubious distinction of being one of the most bombed areas in WW2, second only to Malta, as it was now on the side ...
... what you think, I’ve added a couple here.
Our last stop was described in the guide book as ‘one of the dullest places in Lapland’, a town called Ivalo. However, before we get there , this reminds me that I haven’t really mentioned the poor Sami people ie the original peoples who inhabited these Arctic areas, occupying what is today northern Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway. There were many different tribes and groupings, and their ways of ...
... 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 ...
... so steep or rugged. It is getting less high on the climbs now and eventually after entering Finland descended to a more gently undulating countryside, almost flat at times. There were still plenty of bogs, lakes and rivers, but the rivers flowed a lot slower than the raging torrents of Norway.
After joining the E75 going south, I .stopped for fuel, coffee and cake, now in Euros at Kaamanen. The fuel was the most expensive I have bought, 1 Euro 92 cents a litre!!!