Pics Finland 2013
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This is a contiuation from Sweden. If you haven't viewed Sweden as yet, I suggest you do so first.
Roughing it aboard the Viking Grace
A smaller Viking Line ferry.
The first of the many Finnish islands.
Elisabeth and Maja
Anders, Hanna and Maja.
Ritva, Elisabeth and Anders.
Najad under way with fewer reefs than the last yacht.
Park place in Turku
Cathedral in Turku
Finnish signs are a problem for foreigners.
Obviously a Down Under Bar!
Sigyn on the dry dock in the maritime museum.
Elisabeth loves daisies, but this was too big to take along!
Looking up the hill to the Art Museum
Finnish signs again
Down town Turku
Old Market building in Turku
Inside the market
Restaurant area set up like an old train carriage.
Even the closed area of the restaurant.
What would you like?
A picnic place we found just off the road heading North.
Here we met two semi trailers loaded with the blades for a wind turbine. Anders said that they now have then even bigger than these.
Our vehicle is 6.75 meters long so you can work it out from there what the size of the propeller would be.
Overnight park place at a hotel in Seinäjoki where we shared the last dinner with the Karlstrom family.
We have a little more comfort than this fellow.
Lunch break at a nice little beach and picnic place on the way to Oulu
We didn't use the sauna, but note the wind generator for power.
Parked at the harbour in Oulu
Old wooden buildings beside the harbour in Oulu
Old market hall similar to the one in Turku.
Down town Oulu
with many Finnish clothes shops.
Some more elegant buildings down near the harbour.
View from a park near the harbour.
We tried to get a camping place at Toppilansalmi just North of Oulu, but they were fully occupied, so we overnighted on the public parkplace beside the beach.
It was much more beautiful anyway.
We were buzzed several times by this drone with a camera.
Looking back across the bay to a hotel near where we were parked.
Parked beside a river on the way to Rovaniemi
Midday pause on a quiet spot beside the river.
Arctikum, Museum in Rovaniemi
Photo in the museum.
Interesting architecture in the museum.
We made a diversion to Ranua, about 75 kn SE from Rovaniemi to the the local wildlife park at Ranua Zoo
This was our camp place at the camp grounds in Ranua.
Entrance to the zoo the next morning.
One would not want to meet one in the wild!
Wild forest reindeer
White tailed deer
Parked at Santaclaus Village in Rovaniemi
Yes, 27° Celcius on the Arctic Circle. Santa was on Summer holidays.
This place looked great for an overnight, but we were inundated with tiny flying insects that made it through the insect screens, so we moved on -
and found this place a bit further North. No insects.
On the main road to Inari, a meeting?
I suppose they were here before the road!
Super roads when they are free from reindeer.
Outside the Sami museum at Inari
The museum is very comprehensive and includes an outside section with examples of old buildings and survival techniques.
Old Electrolux outboard.
I didn't take this, it was exhibited in the museum!
So were these two photos.
and an explanation.
Sami boots made from reindeer skin.
Mixing the cultures.
Fireplace for heating and cooking.
Boat building and sled tecniques
We found a lovely resting place beside the road West towards Norway.
Norway is at the end of the road. No bends, but lots of ups and downs.
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