"19.-22.03.1998, Saariselkä" Inari by Hestia

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Saariselkä, Lapland

In the middle of the fells near Urho Kekkonen National Park is an international tourist center which has managed to retain its human touch, hospitality and genuine Lapp mentality. Tourism has long traditions in Saariselkä and the tourist enterprises in the area know what it takes for a successful holiday!
In addition to high-standard services, Saariselkä offers a network of well-marked hiking, ski and biking trails. The area's colorful gold history also attracts tourists. Guided gold-panning excursions are arranged to Laanila and Ivalojoki.

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There are several ways to Saariselkä. Save time by plane, take a comfortable train, arrive to Saariselkä by bus, or drive your car right up to us.

Sami culture

Lapland's cultural traditions are based on life in arctic conditions. Inari is the center of Finland's Sami (Lapp) population. It is the site of the Sami Parliament, Sami Radio, the Sami Museum and the North Lapland Nature Centre. Three groups of Samis live in northern Lapland. Their languages enjoy official status in northern Lapland.
Reindeer herding is a traditional industry in Lapland. There are around 40,000 reindeer and roughly 700 reindeer owners in the province. Reindeer run free in the forests and fells. Their diet consist mainly of lichens and fungi. Reindeer roundups are held each autumn. Ownership is indicated by earmarks.

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    Jan 14, 2007 at 3:22 PM

    Talvine Soomemaa on valge ja ilus. Nice page:) Tervitused


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