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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.
Written Sep 19, 2008
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.
Updated Nov 28, 2007
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.
Updated Jan 8, 2006
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:
Updated Mar 25, 2004