Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

May 29, 2014

North of Arctic Circle 12 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 12 / Au nord du Cercle Arctique 12 / Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico 12

In English:

Day 9 (Saturday, September 07, 2013). Distance: 234km / 145.4mi. Temperature: morning 8.0ºC / 46.4ºF and evening 18ºC / 64.31F. Route: Muonio-Kittilä-Arctic Circle at Rovaniemi.

It was time to leave Muonio and drive to the South. We were pretty tired after yesterday’s hike, so we did not woke up at the same time when the rooster crows. I packed our things and carried them to our car while Anja made cleaning although the cleaning included to the price, but we did not want that after us rooms are not looking like “pigsties” after our visit!

Our first stop was at Molkoköngäs rapids. Molkoköngäs sounds horrible in my ears and he word Köngäs means a steep waterfall rapid, along which man cannot make white-water rafting using the row boat. Anyway it is nice place for a short stop by the Ounasjoki River. Molkoköngäs is popular fishing place among sport fishermen. After seeing the rapids of Molkoköngäs, we enjoyed our coffee and take a look at our two coffee tables, maybe unique. Lol.

From Molkoköngäs we drove direct to the Arctic Circle. We planned to spend one night there, before driving to our home. We spent one night at Santa Claus Holiday Village in a nice cottage. We have visited Arctic Circle at different seasons and now at fall. The place was quite quiet because it was the high season was over and the fall season was to come.

En español:

Día 9 (Sábado, 07 de septiembre 2013). Distancia: 234 kilometros / 145.4mi. Temperatura: Mañana 8.0 º C / 46.4 º C y por la noche de 18 º C / 64.31F. Ruta: Muonio-Kittilä-Círculo Polar Ártico en Rovaniemi.

Hoy fue el momento de dejar Muonio y conducir hacia el sur. Estábamos bastante cansados después de la caminata de ayer, así que no nos despertamos al mismo tiempo cuando el gallo cante. Empaquetaba nuestras cosas y las llevé a nuestro coche mientras Anja hizo limpieza aunque la limpieza fue incluida en el precio, pero no queriamos que después nos, habitaciones no parecen como ” porquerizas”!

Nuestra primera parada fue en los rápidos Molkoköngäs. Molkoköngäs suena horrible en mis oídos y la palbra Köngäs significa una cascada escarpada rápida, a lo largo de la cual no se puede hacer rafting con el bote de remos. De todos modos es un buen lugar para hacer una breve parada en el río de Ounasjoki. Molkoköngäs es un popular lugar de pesca entre los pescadores deportivos. Después de ver los rápidos del Molkoköngäs , disfrutamos de nuestro café y por favor echen un vistazo a nuestras dos mesas de café, tal vez son únicas. Lol.

Desde Molkoköngäs manejábamos directo al Círculo Polar Ártico. Teníamos la intencíon pasar una noche allí antes de conducir a nuestra casa. Pasábamos una noche en Santa Claus Holiday Village en una bonita casita de cabaña. Hemos visitado el Círculo Polar Ártico en muchas temporadas y ahora en otoño. El lugar estaba bastante tranquilo porque la temporada alta había terminado y la temporada de otoño estaba por venir.

En François:

Jour 9 (samedi, le 07 Septembre, 2013). Distance: 234 km / 145.4mi. Température: Le matin 8.0 º C / 46.4 º F et le soir 18 º C / 64.31F. Route: Muonio-Kittilä- Cercle Arctique à Rovaniemi.

Il était temps de quitter Muonio et conduire vers le Sud. Nous étions assez fatigués après la randonnée d’ hier, donc nous n’avons pas réveillés en même temps quand le coq chante. J’ai emballé nos affaires et les portais à notre bagnole pendant que Anja faisait le nettoyage malgré le nettoyage incluait dans le prix, mais nous ne voulions pas que, après nous chambres ne sont pas comme ” porcheries”!

Notre premier arrêt était à les rapides de molkoköngäs. Molkoköngäs sonne horrible à mes oreilles et le mot Köngäs signifie une chute abrupte rapide, le long de laquelle on ne peut pas faire du rafting en utilisant bateau d’aviron. Quoi qu’il en soit, il est un bel endroit pour un court arrêt par la rivière Ounasjoki. Molkoköngäs est un lieu de pêche populaire parmi les pêcheurs sportifs. Après d’avoir vu les rapides de Molkoköngäs, nous avons bu notre café et s’il vous plaît jetez un oeil à nos deux tables de café, peut-être uniques. Lol.

A partir de Molkoköngäs nous avons conduit directement au cercle arctique. Nous avions elaboré de passer une nuit là-bas, avant de conduire à notre maison. Nous avons passé une nuit à Santa Claus Holiday Village dans un joli chalet. Nous avons visité le cercle polaire arctiquede en de nombreuses saisons et maintenant à l’automne. L’endroit était très tranquille car la haute saison était terminée et la saison d’automne était à venir.

Em Português: :

Dia 9 (sábado, 7 de setembro, 2013). Distância: 234 km / 145.4mi. Temperatura: Manhã 8.0 º C / 46,4 º F e à noite 18 º C / 64.31F. Route: Muonio-Kittilä-Círculo Ártico e em Rovaniemi.

Era a hora de deixar o Muonio e dirigir para o sul. Estávamos muito cansados depois de caminhada de ontem, por isso, não despertávamos ao mesmo tempo em que o galo canta. Eu empacotava nossas coisas e levou-as para o nosso carro, enquanto Anja feita a limpeza, embora a limpeza incluídos no preço, mas no queríamos que, depois de nos, os quartos não são olhando como” o chiqueiro”!

Nossa primeira parada foi em corredeiras do Molkoköngäs. O Molkoköngäs soa horrível nos meus ouvidos e a palavra Köngäs significa uma cachoeira íngreme rápido, ao longo do qual o homem não pode fazer rafting usando o barco a remo. Enfim, é uma bom lugar para uma curta paragem pelo Rio Ounasjoki. O Molkoköngäs é um lugar de pesca popular entre os pescadores desportivos. Depois de ver as corredeiras do Molkoköngäs, nós tomávamos o nosso café e por favor deem uma olhada em nossas duas mesas de café, talvez únicos. Lol.

Do Molkoköngäs conduzíamos direto para o Círculo Polar Árctico. Nós temos planejado para passar uma noite lá, antes de dirigir a nossa casa. Passamos uma noite em Santa Claus Holiday Village, numa bela casa de campo. Nós temos visitado o Círculo Polar Árctico em diferentes estações do ano e agora no outono. O sítio foi bastante tranqüila, porque foi a alta temporada acabo e a temporada de outono estava por vir.

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North of Arctic Circle 11/ Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 11/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 11/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico 11

North of Arctic Circle 13 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 13 / Au nord du Cercle Arctique 13 / Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico13

Compare this road trip 2013 to that we made 2011. Different routes and places:

Part 12 / parte 12

Look also / Mira también / Voyez aussi / Veja também:

Arctic Circle in summer / Círculo Ártico en verano / Cercle arctique en été / Círculo Polar Ártico no verão

Arctic Circle in winter / Círculo Ártico en invierno / Cercle arctique en hiver / Círculo Polar Ártico no inverno

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72 Comments »

  1. Looks very much like parts of Alaska. I very much love your photos, especially the log cabins and the iittala outlet!

    Comment by susanissima — May 29, 2014 @ 08:15 | Reply

    • Hello Susanissima.

      Thank You. Those log cabins were fully equipped including Sauna which is normal in Finland!

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 29, 2014 @ 09:24 | Reply

    • Alaska — I agree! hopefully not all the mosquitoes?

      Comment by betunada — June 9, 2014 @ 17:03 | Reply

      • Betunada, I Lapland there are also mosquitoes, but the amount varies. The autumn is the best time for a visit if we consider mosquitoes. During some cold nights they vanish “totally”. As You noticed when following this road trip, we had nothing to worry about them.

        Comment by Sartenada — June 10, 2014 @ 07:19 | Reply

  2. Me gustan mucho las aguas del río , y toda esa atmósfera de paz y tranquilidad…!
    Que bien las mesitas improvisadas!
    Matti y Anja : un equipo perfecto!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — May 29, 2014 @ 08:42 | Reply

    • Hola Anna.

      Muchas gracias al hacer to comentario. Bueno, Estoy feliz por tu comentario. Después de conducir nos gustaba de estar de pie, no para sentarnos.

      Que tengas un buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 29, 2014 @ 09:34 | Reply

  3. Sorry for the late comment although you commented on my page several times. How majestic and beautiful scene! This conifer forest similars to Hokkaido’s one. Buildings are also cute. I want to be there if possible!

    Comment by superkamui — May 29, 2014 @ 10:09 | Reply

    • Hello Superkamui.

      Thank You for Your visit and comment. There are few places in Finland where I want to visit from time to time and among them is Arctic Circle which is just to the North of the town called Rovaniemi. It is at its best in winter. There is possibility to meet also Santa Claus.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — May 29, 2014 @ 10:16 | Reply

  4. こんばんは Saetenada
    日本は今、5月29日 18:00です。
    北極圏の秋なのですね?
    水が冷たそうです。
    寒い時の暖かいコーヒーはホットしますね。

    Comment by ❤ちえたん — May 29, 2014 @ 11:04 | Reply

    • こんばんは ❤ちえたん.

      It was indeed Autumn / fall when we were there. Fall colors were not at their best with which I mean that we visited it one week too early. :) it happens.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — May 29, 2014 @ 11:09 | Reply

  5. To us Finns this news is sad today:

    Pirates of the Caribbean ship sinks.

    Why? It was built in Finland.

    Comment by Sartenada — May 29, 2014 @ 13:33 | Reply

  6. love your photos as always – the countryside you have been in reminds me so much of the Rocky Mountain north area here in the US

    Comment by Karen — May 29, 2014 @ 14:21 | Reply

    • Hi Karen.

      I am a happy that You loved my photos. Very interesting comparison between two landscapes so far away from each others. Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 30, 2014 @ 07:12 | Reply

  7. I am totally captivated by those photos of the water/pines. Magnificent!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing all!!! Hugs to you both!!!!

    Comment by treadlemusic — May 29, 2014 @ 14:47 | Reply

    • Hi Doreen.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 30, 2014 @ 07:22 | Reply

  8. Un interesante reportaje de vuestro deambular al norte del Círculo Polar Ártico. Muchas gracias por compartir el viaje con nosotros.
    Un abrazo.

    Comment by Isabel Fernández Bernaldo de Quirós — May 29, 2014 @ 15:27 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Me alegre muchisíma que mis fotos te gusten. Muchas gracias al hacer tu comentario tan amable.

      Que tengas un buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 30, 2014 @ 07:29 | Reply

  9. Looks like a wonderful outing and your photos are lovely, particularly the river ones. I wanted to be walking beside you sharing a nice hot cup of coffee. :)

    Comment by sueslaght — May 29, 2014 @ 15:38 | Reply

    • Hi Sue.

      Wonderful comment. Thank You. We really enjoyed our coffee break and it would have been nice to have You with us there. :)

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 30, 2014 @ 07:33 | Reply

  10. I’m struck by how similar that area of Finland seems to our Alaska!
    It must have been alot of fun staying in those log cabins, too. I loved how they denoted the arctic circle on the street, too! Definitely a picture worthy sight!

    Comment by SmallHouseBigGarden — May 29, 2014 @ 16:13 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Thank You for Your comment and comparison between two distant landscapes. The place is worth for a visit although it is a little bit commercialized.

      Have nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 30, 2014 @ 07:38 | Reply

  11. Santa claus holiday village…It looks so nice!
    I thoght I’d liked to go there.

    Comment by 洋子 — May 29, 2014 @ 16:51 | Reply

    • Hi Maatan.

      You are welcome. Finnair has daily flights from Japan from Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo. From Helsinki one hour flight to Rovaniemi and few minutes by bus or taxi to the Arctic Circle. On our flights there are also Japanese air hostesses! Also there are flights by JAL. Thank You for Your comment.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — May 30, 2014 @ 07:49 | Reply

  12. You got some wonderful photos of the rapids — I like them very much. The Santa Claus Village looks like a wonderful place to stay, especially when it is not so crowded. I really like the building styles.

    Comment by seniorhiker — May 29, 2014 @ 17:57 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      I am glad that You loved my photos from the rapids also. Thank You. In my next post You’ll see one of our famous rapids in Finland. All the post is devoted to it and thus it ends our road trip.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 30, 2014 @ 10:55 | Reply

  13. J’aime tes photos surtout avec la rivière, elles sont magnifiques.
    Merci pour le partage. Bonne soirée.

    Comment by vever02 — May 29, 2014 @ 19:29 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Je suis ravi que mes photos vous plaise. Merci beaucoup.

      Je te souhaite une agréable journée! Bisous.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 30, 2014 @ 10:58 | Reply

  14. I like the refreshment stops. The rapids remind me of what I used to see in Ontario.

    Comment by My Heartsong — May 29, 2014 @ 20:09 | Reply

    • Hi Janechese.

      I am happy for Your visit and leaving Your comment. In this part of Finland there are not so many rapids, but anyway in my next post You’ll one more.

      Have nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 30, 2014 @ 11:02 | Reply

  15. Encore une très belle série de photos d’un endroit si loin de chez moi.
    Merci pour la visite :-)
    J’espère que le retour chez vous a été et que vos vacances en France vous on plus.
    J’espère voir bientôt les photos que tu as faites.
    A bientôt

    Comment by Sophie L. — May 29, 2014 @ 21:05 | Reply

    • Bonjour Sophie.

      Merci d’avoir faite le commentaire. Eh bien, pas si loin. :) Paris-Helsinki 3 heures, Helsinki-Rovaniemi 1 heure et Rovaniemi-Cercle Arctic 10-15 minutes. :) J’ai pas résolu oú et quand je ferais les presenter. Le retour a passé bien, quoique nous devions d’être très tôt á l’aeroport.

      Je te souhaite un agréable weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 30, 2014 @ 12:00 | Reply

      • Bonjour,
        Ah oui je voyais cela vraiment plus loin de chez moi, merci pour cette leçon de géographie (je suis nulle en géo ;-))
        Bon dimanche à vous 2 aussi
        Bises

        Comment by Sophie L. — June 1, 2014 @ 08:24 | Reply

        • Merci Sophie. Bon dimanche á vous aussi.

          Comment by Sartenada — June 1, 2014 @ 11:30 | Reply

  16. The building is very wonderful.(^^)

    Comment by harubocchan — May 30, 2014 @ 02:49 | Reply

    • Hi Haruboccan.

      Thank You very much for Your visit and comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 30, 2014 @ 12:24 | Reply

  17. The river is very pretty and quite large too.
    I love the coffee tables! Also the old log cabins!

    Comment by montucky — May 30, 2014 @ 03:54 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      I am glad that You loved my photos and especially coffee tables! :)

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 30, 2014 @ 12:25 | Reply

  18. Beutiful phots !

    Comment by tiara — May 30, 2014 @ 07:28 | Reply

  19. Forest and the river is wonderful.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — May 30, 2014 @ 09:07 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      I am happy that You commented my post. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 30, 2014 @ 13:49 | Reply

  20. bonjour que de belles photos voilà un beau pays et une belle région tes photos sont vraiment superbes merci du partage je voyage bisous MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — May 30, 2014 @ 13:14 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Tes visites sur mon blog sont toujours un plaisir pour moi. Merci beaucoup.

      Je te souhaite une agréable journée! Bisous.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 30, 2014 @ 13:52 | Reply

  21. I’d like to drink coffee in beautiful nature like you both. The temperature in Tokyo is about 30ºC now. So we have to drink water to take care so as not to heat stroke.
    I like the small and pretty coffee table.

    I am happy to read your comment you put to my friend’s article, because you worked in Finnair before. I love Finnair, every things design are simple but lovery. I want to ride the Unikko airplane when to visit Finland again.

    Kiitos :-)

    Comment by Misa — May 30, 2014 @ 18:23 | Reply

    • Hi Misa.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. You have there warm indeed. Now we have had cold season during some days, but before it had also 30ºC. The highest was 30.7ºC and in my home town in Mikkeli we had 29.9ºC. Although warm was good for people it is not for the nature, because it came too early. Always there will be cold after this kind of early heat wave and so it happened.

      Now You know that You can visit in Naantali (Moomins) and many beautiful places outside Helsinki. We have excellent train and bus connections between towns. To reach for example the Arctic Circle night train is excellent choice instead of flight. Welcome someday and remember to tell to me.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 31, 2014 @ 10:17 | Reply

  22. Beautiful photos! The rapids with the colorful trees in the background are gorgeous. My favorites are your coffee-break photos. I think coffee tastes better in the woods.

    Comment by Ann — May 30, 2014 @ 18:55 | Reply

    • Hi Ann.

      Thank You for Your comment. I am glad that You loved our “coffee table” idea. After driving for long time it is good to stand, not only to sit.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 31, 2014 @ 10:20 | Reply

  23. How beautiful! The river scenes are lovely. I enjoyed your photo tour very much, and yes, I enjoyed the coffee break too!

    Comment by elisa ruland — May 30, 2014 @ 20:05 | Reply

    • Hello Elisa.

      Thank You very much leaving so praising comment. As You might have read in some of my replies to comments, our road trip ends in my next post and after then new things.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 31, 2014 @ 10:27 | Reply

  24. Woodyhouse is good! I can’t look Japan.
    I think interesting thermometer in parking.
    Face signboard is funny. look like in Japan.
    Do you get souveniers here ?

    Comment by キース — May 31, 2014 @ 12:48 | Reply

    • Hello キース.

      So nice that You loved my photos from this Arctic area. Souvenirs, yes something small to us and one T-shirt to our goddaughter who lives in Peru. Once I bought from there a very warm winter hat which so warm that my brains do not freeze in the coldest weather. :)

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — June 1, 2014 @ 08:02 | Reply

  25. Haha, your “coffee tables” are so great! Looks like you had a beautiful view from them too!

    Comment by Letizia — May 31, 2014 @ 17:57 | Reply

    • Hi Letizia.

      LOL. You noticed that I was joking with naming these two poles to coffee tables.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 1, 2014 @ 08:06 | Reply

  26. Hello my friend. You know I like the landscapes up in Finland, nice post Matti.

    Comment by Truels — June 2, 2014 @ 00:17 | Reply

    • Hello Truels.

      Very nice to read Your comment Truels. We love these Northern landscapes and visit there we other plans make it possible. Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Have great new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 2, 2014 @ 07:07 | Reply

  27. I love wild rivers, rapids and waterfalls. Looks fantastic and the photos capture the movement of the water really well

    Comment by surfnslide — June 2, 2014 @ 00:59 | Reply

    • Hello Andy.

      I am glad when reading Your comment. Best rivers and rapids are in the Eastern parts of Finland and someday we’ll visit there, not this year. Thank You.

      Have a great new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 2, 2014 @ 07:19 | Reply

  28. I understand high latitude to see these clothes in September. There is a day more than 35 degrees that Japan becomes hot year by year and is over in May. The Japanese Islands greet rainy season in June. I follow until the middle of July. Gloomy.

    Comment by medaka4841 — June 2, 2014 @ 03:07 | Reply

    • Hi Medaka4841.

      I am very happy that You visited my blog and loved my photos. 35 degrees are “too” much for active outdoors life.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 2, 2014 @ 07:52 | Reply

  29. What beautiful clear skies. I don’t want to go down those rapids in a canoe. It is nice that there is a line, to show where the Arctic circle is.

    Comment by Tokeloshe — June 3, 2014 @ 21:40 | Reply

    • Hello Tokeloshe.

      Thank You for commenting. The line is during summer the most popular place to take from oneself.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 4, 2014 @ 07:10 | Reply

  30. Beautiful pictures of your journey! Loved the pictures of the typical “kota”!

    Comment by Tiny — June 4, 2014 @ 02:27 | Reply

    • Hi Tiny.

      Thank You. Nowadays man can see seldom “kotas”. I am glad that my photos pleased to You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 4, 2014 @ 07:31 | Reply

  31. Fantastic spot for your morning coffee (and pastry too I think :) ); and I like the Arctic Circle border marked out on the ground!

    Comment by hayley — June 6, 2014 @ 11:52 | Reply

    • Hello Hayley.

      I am happy for Your visit and lovely comment. We had coffee, sandwiches and yes indeed some pastry. :)

      Have great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2014 @ 12:04 | Reply

  32. i suspect i sound like a “broken record” but much of the scenery makes me “pine” (so to speak) for my own state’s more elevated realms. (obviously, i’m “stuck” at the lower, more desert, areas). the axual arctic circle, eh? “how northerly”! (the furthest north i’ve been is about 55)

    Comment by betunada — June 9, 2014 @ 17:06 | Reply

    • Hello Betunada.

      Thank You commenting. Well, the latitude 55 is in Europe equal to Glasgow, Scotland. From my perspective is in the South. :)

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 10, 2014 @ 07:14 | Reply

  33. Beautiful shots of what must be a _very_ cold river! 8^)

    Comment by scotswanderer — June 10, 2014 @ 21:04 | Reply

    • Hi Scotswanderer.

      Thank You for Your comment. Well, maybe not so cold in the autumn after warm summer.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 11, 2014 @ 15:39 | Reply

  34. What a treat to be exposed to the North of the Arctic Circle! I loved everyone of your shots my friend!

    Comment by Pride in Photos Photography — June 12, 2014 @ 14:40 | Reply

    • Hi Pride in Photos Photography.

      Thank You very much liking my photos and leaving Your kind comment.

      Have wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 12, 2014 @ 14:44 | Reply

  35. Was great to see your visit to my photography and crafts blog and your comments on my sewing crafts. Enjoyed my visit to your blog and will stop back again. Thanks for the link to Karen’s quilting. I’ve never tackled doing a quilt but my grandparents were always making them, and maybe someday but for now I just sew and crochet items. Your photos on your blog are breath-taking. :)

    Comment by Peabea — June 25, 2014 @ 16:07 | Reply

    • Hello Peabea.

      I am happy to read that You loved my photos. Karen is long term follower of my blog and she leaves her comments every now and then. I just made a new quilt post!!! Thank You.

      Have a great day

      Comment by Sartenada — June 26, 2014 @ 10:44 | Reply


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