The name "Ijahis Idja" is Sámi and means "nightless night," which is a good description of what the nights are like as we enter the season of the midnight sun. Placed in the beginning of summer, this is a Native festival which includes lots of joiking, speakers discussing Native music, and also the specially invited performers from other Native communities. Also see my Inari travelogue for Ijahis Idja 2004.
The Inari Lake
The Inari Lake is often listed as one of the 1000 must see places on earth.
It is wonderful place to be especially during the summer midnight sun hours. In practical, I could spend all my summer holiday by this lake, but my impatient and curiosity always takes me after few days away further north.
You can rent a snowmobile or participate in a safari organized by the program service companies. For a beginner, the safari is a good way to get acquainted with driving a snowmobile.
Where there is lake around there is always a river as well. This region is rich in water and lots of small streams as well as rivers. It is great for fishing and other river adventures.
Fishing in the lake
The Inari Lake is a great one for fishing, you can try your luck with the simplest equipment but you will increase your chances with the pro stuff.
Go to the forest
Inari like all of Lapland is about the forest and the water. There are few trails to walk around in the forest area around Inari. Remember to take the mosquito repellent with you ;-)
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