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...more
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.more
Nice hotel. Cozy rooms. Next to a river. The hotel fascilities include a comfortable lounge with...more
This is as far as I know the only real hotel here. It is located in the middle of the village. But...more
Angelintie 696, Inari, 99870, Finland
Good for: Solo
How come you can have nightlife here if the sun always shines? Well, that is exactly the case, we went by midnight to the lake to see the real midnight sun and to take this photo here.
*But anyhow, to party during the night hours the Inari Hotel has its bar open.
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Lapland has also its own population of the Laps.
They are living in the north of Norway, Sweden & Finland.
They have very unique way of dressing with very beautiful coloured clothes.
Lately the most famous Laps in the world is the folk band Angelit which used to be called Girls of Angeli.
Take cotton underwear, not Damart. you need to wear several layers and also a pair of warm ski-pants will not come amiss when scootering ( cold knees) Believe me, I didn't want to wear them, but when I did, it was so much better.Also, socks: wool and : or cotton. 2 or 3 pairs, plus the special boots you get along with the overalls. Nothing is worse...more
Avoid the so-called initiation to " beyond the arctic circle." This takes place at Hotel Kultahippu , and is just an insult to the Sami people and their way of life.
Unique Suggestions: Tell the Hotel your opinion of this rubbish. There are other ways to make people feel welcome in a new area.
Fun Alternatives: Learn to fish thru the ice! Have a typical local meal or drink ( vodka with cranberries or angelica ). Go cross-country skiing. Visit the gold-hunters' village (if open )
No photos, as I do not wish to encourage this activity.
Luggage and bags:
If you planning hiking, not too heavy staff, it’s nice to feel light and you usually do not need to carry water with you.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good shoes is a must, even in the summer you will need a good jacket as it getting very cold at night, it has happened that our toothpaste was just about freezing in the morning. Also recommending a thick leather jacket or so, that the mosquitoes cannot bite through because they will get through your normal cloths, jeans and wind jackets.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In the local stores and gas station you can buy mosquitoes repellent etc. You will surely need it in the summer and just for the information, the mosquitoes here are twice the size of mosquitoes which are for instance in the southern Europe region.
Photo Equipment: What ever you have, take with you. You will never regret it. Don’t plan to buy additional items in Finland, they cost more here, but films are rather cheap. Buy the films already in Helsinki or the south of Finland, it might cost you more in the north and surely will cost you more in the Norwegian side.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Good sleeping bags; we always go to camp on the higher mountains in the Tunturi region or in the Norwegian side. The mosquito’s doe’s not like the cold and then you can sleep batter at night and get back to the valleys & rivers in the daytime.
Miscellaneous: Here are few Lapland links:
Inari is a very small place, but it is a tourist attraction as it is the most famous tourist village in Lapland.Inari official site:www.inari.fiCheck also this following sites for more info:www.laplandfinland.comwww.inarilapland.orgwww.enontekio.fiwww.saariselka.fiwww.laplandfestivals.comwww.laplandtravel.fimore