Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

February 24, 2012

Beyond the Arctic Circle 8 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico 8 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique 8

In English:

Nuorgam, the northernmost village of Finland and the European Union.

The shortest trip to Nuorgam from the Arctic Circle is 486 kilometers / 301 miles. We have not been driving the shortest route and thus we have driven 654 kilometers / 406 miles. Roads in the North are not high speed roads and one has to be careful when driving there due to reindeers. In many cases, they cross the road running rapidly and the whole family at same time. Reindeers take care of the police traffic control works, as well as speed cameras. So, when looking at backwards and thinking what we have seen in three days, it is quite much. From Nuorgam our trip goes to Norway and You’ll see nice photos from there.

In Nuorgam we stayed overnight on small camping site. It was very nice, but basic. We walked the main road in the center of Nuorgam and of course again we went to the Tana river’s beach.

En español:

Nuorgam, el pueblo más septentrional de Finlandia y de la Unión Europea.

El viaje más corto de Nuorgam desde el Círculo Polar Ártico es 486 kilometros / millas 301. No hemos estado conduciendo la ruta más corta y por lo tanto hemos manejado 654 kilometros / millas 406. Carreteras en el norte no son las carreteras de alta velocidad y uno tiene que conducir con mucho cuidado allí debido a los renos. En muchos casos, cruzan la ruta corriendo muy cerca de carro rápidamente y toda la familia al mismo tiempo. Renos “ocupan” de las obras de control de la policía de tráfico así como cámaras de velocidad. Por lo tanto, al mirar hacia atrás y piensando en lo que hemos visto en tres días, es muy mucho.

Desde Nuorgam, nuestro viaje va a Noruega y veis fotos bonitas de allí.

En Nuorgam nos hospedamos una noche en el camping pequeño. Fue muy bonito, pero básico. Caminamos por la calle principa en el centro de Nuorgam y, por supuesto, una vez más nos fuimos a la playa del río Tana.
En francais:

Nuorgam, le village le plus septentrional de Finlande et de l’Union européenne.

Le plus court voyage à Nuorgam du cercle polaire arctique est 486 km / 301 miles. Nous n’avons pas été conduites par la route la plus courte et c’est ainsi que nous avons conduit 654 km / 406 miles. Les routes dans le Nord ne sont pas les routes à grande vitesse et il faut être prudent lorsque vous conduisez en raison de rennes. Dans de nombreux cas, elles croisent la route allant rapidement et toute la famille en même temps. Les rennes prendre soin des oeuvres de la police du contrôle du trafic et aussi des radars. Alors, quand on regarde en arrière et pense a ce que nous avons vu en trois jours, il est assez beaucoup.

De Nuorgam, notre voyage va à la Norvège et vous allez voir beaucoup des belles photos de là.

En Nuorgam nous avons passé la nuit sur le petit camping. Il était très sympa, mais basique. Nous avons marché sur la route principale dans le centre de Nuorgam et bien sûr à nouveau, nous sommes allés à la plage de la rivière Tana.

Beyond the Arctic Circle8 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico8 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique8

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Part 7 / parte 7
Part 9 / parte 9

41 Comments »

  1. It’s funny that the distance from Nuorgam to Helsinki is about the same as the distance between Brussels and Southern Finland. It would be interesting to see how it looks in midwinter.

    Comment by Dan_ Brussels — February 24, 2012 @ 13:17 | Reply

    • Hello Dan.

      Distance between Helsinki and Brussels is 1648 km / 1024 miles.

      I think that there is now a lot of snow. At this moment at Arctic Circle the amount of snow is 62 cm / 24.4 inches. The max. amount in Lapland at this moment is 92 centimeters / 36 inches. Last year in Lapland there was snow 111 cm / 43.7 inches. So it varies yearly. Here where I live, in the Southern part, we have snow 70 cm / 27.5 inches. At Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is snow 76 cm / 29.9 inches.

      Thank You visiting and leaving Your comment.

      Comment by Sartenada — February 24, 2012 @ 13:45 | Reply

  2. Siempre que llego a tu blog puedo apreciar post maravillosos, fotos y lugares increíbles¡
    Gracias por compartir tu mundo¡
    Un saludo grande¡
    Carlos

    Comment by 1cruzdelsur — February 24, 2012 @ 16:02 | Reply

    • Hola Carlos

      Me alegro de que te gusten mis fotos. Muchas gracias al hacer un comentario tan amable. Bueno, esta seguro que estos lugares son diferentes de los tuyas, porque una gran distancia entre Nuorgam y Buenos Aires.

      ¡Que tengan un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 24, 2012 @ 16:18 | Reply

  3. Thank you for taking us to Nuorgam and area. I really like that pretty cafe — the building looks so cheerful. I again enjoyed your shots of the river.

    This past summer we were driving the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia after dark, and we had the same problem with deer that you had with reindeer. We really had to drive slowly because there were so many deer in and crossing the road.

    Comment by seniorhiker — February 24, 2012 @ 17:44 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      Cafe is beautiful and its roof very special. Okay, now You can imagine very well, that driving is not so fast, because You have had Your own experiences. Many times we sighed deeply, when we left behind the reindeer herding area. We have seen few collisions cars / reindeers there. Every time the reindeer make a collision with a car and plate of car is becoming wrinkled. Every single case must be reported to authorities. Reindeers have marks in their ears and the owner receives some money.

      Have a wonderful week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 25, 2012 @ 09:21 | Reply

  4. Great photos. I like the fishing boats.

    Comment by Northern Narratives — February 24, 2012 @ 23:42 | Reply

    • Hello Northern Narratives.

      I thank that these fishing boats are different models than You have there. Thank You commenting.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 25, 2012 @ 11:34 | Reply

  5. It’s always nice to visit those places with you… Very interesting ! Have a lovely weekend🙂

    Comment by Tamara — February 25, 2012 @ 14:38 | Reply

    • Hello Tamara.

      I am very glad that You are following our Arctic car trip. Thank You stopping by and leaving comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 26, 2012 @ 09:51 | Reply

  6. Your journey is fascinating! I especially liked the sign showing the mileage to different cities. It makes you realize how far away you are. Great post!

    Comment by megtraveling — February 25, 2012 @ 15:50 | Reply

    • Hi Megtravelling.

      I am so glad that You like our car journey. At this point we have been on road three day and next we go to Norway from which I have two posts. Personally I love to those road / distance signs too.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 26, 2012 @ 09:06 | Reply

  7. The scenery and the cabins are quite colorful. And the bears… oh, the bears! The one holding the fish seems to be celebrating its big catch!

    Anja did a beautiful job of being a Vanna White. Vanna’s the hostess with the mostest on Wheel of Fortune on TV. Are you familiar with the show?

    I really like the colors in the photos you take. I’d love to spend time in the cabins where you and Anja stayed.

    Thanks for sharing that slice of heaven with us.

    Oh, oh! When I read “beach” in your intro, I pictured one like ours here on the Gulf of Mexico. Ha! Quite different, of course. Silly me.

    Comment by Deli Lanoux, Ed.D. — February 25, 2012 @ 22:28 | Reply

    • Hello Deli.

      So nice comment thank You. Well. bear which is holding the fish really means it that the river is “Paradise” for fishers.

      The TV show You talked is not known here, so sorry. I have to say that Anja is excellent hostess. What comes to those cabins they were very basic, but they include all what a man need. TV is in some cottages as we had and we wanted it that we can see what’s happening in the world. This time when being in so North, I understand it very well that there was no Sauna in them. Sauna was in maintenance building and that’s good. Sauna is so important for us Finns. Oh yeh, I understand very well, that this beach was different from those of Gulf of Mexico.🙂

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 26, 2012 @ 09:24 | Reply

  8. I love all of your photos and pleased to see the carvings of the bear up there!

    The cabins look very inviting! What would a winter visit there look like?

    Looking at that great river, I wonder if it floods much when the snow melts, or does the snow melt more slowly and the river stay within its banks?

    I admire the wooden construction of the boats. Once I bought an old wooden boat and repaired it all over, making it quite seaworthy again. Very satisfying!

    I’m surprised and puzzled by the structure with the green roof; its “V” shape. It must have been engineered to sustain a huge weight of snow since it can’t slide off.

    Comment by montucky — February 26, 2012 @ 04:34 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      Thank You. I am not sure how fast snow is melting when being in so far in the North. I know that if we go Torne River which long river also more in the South it is flooding a lot of in the Spring. We have had during our history a long period when wooden row boats were very popular with different style depending in which part of Finland they were made. We have yet a tradition of Kirkkovene = “very long row boat where people travelled to church in old times”.

      There is a huge rowing happening in Finland every summer (link in English):

      Sulkava Rowing Race.

      In this happening there are over 10 000 rowers! The length of route which is made is about 60km / 37.2 miles. Think that, rowing so long distance.

      I have been wondering also that V shape roof. How it can sustain a huge amount of snow. I wish to You and Yours a very happy Sunday.

      Comment by Sartenada — February 26, 2012 @ 09:44 | Reply

  9. hola matti
    i like your pictures and would like to go for a walk there🙂
    i really would like to see the daylight/24h because i know you have it there but i can not imagine
    how it is to have daylight in the middle of the night🙂
    thanks for sharing the photos.
    saludos
    sonja

    Comment by gogolinchen — February 26, 2012 @ 16:18 | Reply

    • Hallo Sonja.

      If You come to Lapland before or after Midsummer, then You experience Yourself midnight sun. I am glad that You commented here.

      Einen schönen Sonntag.

      Comment by Sartenada — February 26, 2012 @ 17:49 | Reply

  10. Matti, the Finnish landscape is so special – so desolate – and so magnificent. I am also looking forward to see photos from Norway!

    Comment by truels — February 27, 2012 @ 01:23 | Reply

    • Hi Truels.

      So desolate – yes, in the North. Scenes from Norway differ a little bit from those in Finland, because we were driving alongside the Varangerfjorden.

      Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Comment by Sartenada — February 27, 2012 @ 13:02 | Reply

  11. These are beautiful Pictures! thanks for checking out my blog… I would never have found yours and I would have missed all these wonderful pictures! WOW! Looking forward to more.

    Comment by Victoria — February 27, 2012 @ 02:02 | Reply

    • Hello Victoria.

      I am very happy that You liked my photos. Thank commenting so nicely.

      Have a happy Monday!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 27, 2012 @ 13:03 | Reply

  12. Such open country – I imagine the arctic winds blow fiercely in winter. Perhaps in summer as well….. The wooden boats are very interesting to me. Such skill in joining the wood would be required to make them leakproof. I liked seeing your little blue car in front of the camping cabin. It looked like a sweet place to stay the night. I’m looking forward to seeing Norway through your eyes! Janet

    Comment by Heart To Harp — February 27, 2012 @ 05:06 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      Oh, thank You. You made me happy when You noticed my little blue car in front of our camping cabin. It has served us / me five years without any problem! Anja has her red wine-colored own car from same car manufacturer. Her car is eight years old and no problems until now! We have been driving our Opel / Vauxhall cars since 1987. When having no problems with our cars, that is why we are using same car manufacturer yet today. Of course we have tested other cars made by other manufacturers on some of our holidays, but every time we have soon noticed that our selection is excellent.

      BTW, our car brand is the most maligned car brand in Finland.🙂 We do not care!!!

      Summertime weather can vary at these latitudes from cold to hot. Yes, hot. It has been many times when the temperature has been “hottest” in Lapland than in the rest of Finland and few times in Europe too. This week was cold and quite rainy when we made our car trip and next week was sunny and warm. Well, I think that this happens everywhere. That’s life.

      I hope that my Norway photos will please to You. There is a small additional video too which scenes are not shown thru my photos. I’m sure you will like it. It is better than that You saw two weeks ago.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 27, 2012 @ 13:28 | Reply

  13. It’s difficult to imagine that this place, with its vegetation and its deciduous trees (that, apart from the man-made things like the canoes and the buildings could pass for the British Isles) is so far north. In the winter time all this greenery, apart from the evergreens, must just ‘shut down’ for several months, and yet is still able to come back to life when spring comes around.

    I would love to see reindeer in the wild. I assume they are aggressive if people get too close? And on that point, I would NOT like to see one of those big bears in the wild, that have been represented in the wooden statues that seem to be dotted around throughout the places you’ve visitied!

    Comment by Janice — February 29, 2012 @ 16:01 | Reply

    • Hello Janice.

      It is indeed difficult to imagine that there is green so far North. In my replies to some comments, I have told from Gulf Stream, that is the “secret” for all this.

      What comes to reindeers, they are NOT aggressive!!! They are very timid, duck people and they are small. They are behaving well, not like men in a TV series “Men Behaving Badly” many years ago.🙂 Later in my posts You’ll see plenty of reindeers. I had possibility to shoot photos from them very near when they were eating. What comes to bears, they can be dangerous and but to come across them in the wilderness, it is unlikely. The only situation in which they can be dangerous is when they have cubs. Normally they avoid people. They have an excellent sense of smell, and therefore it is difficult to see. Bears do not like these Northern regions, because they live more to the south, in forests. I live quite in the Southern part of Finland and few times people have seen them remotely along here. In Finland we have also wolfs, but generally speaking they are not dangerous, because they avoid people too. Last time when a wolf killed a man was in the 19th century.

      Elk is the most “dangerous animal” in Finland. How so? Well, annually there are about 2 000 elk collisions and a dozen of them lead to death. Elk is huge and a collision with car is always a severe matter. I’ve had a couple of near-miss situation. In our driving schools teachers give instructions how-to-do, if an elk is running across the road and collision is possible. In the nature elk is doing nothing to a man, but to meet it, is always a moment to be remembered.

      We have been trekking many years in Finland and we have never seen wolfs or bears. So it is safe to come to here and to get experiences with Arctic nature.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 29, 2012 @ 17:58 | Reply

      • Thanks Matti for that long reply. I look forward to seeing your photos of the reindeer. I’m pleased to know they’re not dangerous. I’d now love even more to see one close up – and an elk for that matter, provided it didn’t involve a high speed collision.

        Comment by Janice — February 29, 2012 @ 18:08 | Reply

  14. Sorry – should be ‘visited’! My fingers were doing their own thing!

    Comment by Janice — February 29, 2012 @ 16:02 | Reply

  15. The little wooden canoes are very interesting. What a beautiful beach./////////

    Comment by kateri — March 3, 2012 @ 05:35 | Reply

    • Hello Kateri.

      So nice that You liked them. Oh yes, beach indeed, but not so convetional than it is normally it is understand.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2012 @ 14:20 | Reply

  16. I love to take your photo tour over and over! 🙂

    Comment by Margaret L. Been — March 3, 2012 @ 15:21 | Reply

    • Hello Margaret.

      How glad I am when reading Your comment. Thank You.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2012 @ 15:25 | Reply

  17. Very nice photos Sartenada, beautiful! And love Reindeers😉
    Regards and have a nice sunday,
    xandi

    Comment by xandimusic — March 4, 2012 @ 11:12 | Reply

  18. Great photos and adventure Sartenada. When we went to Nordkapp, it was the midnight sun which we found most strange. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your trip and thanks for checking out my blog.

    Comment by Stevie D — March 6, 2012 @ 19:05 | Reply

    • Hi Stevie.

      I love Your photos presenting Your travel. So nice to read that You went to Nordkapp. It is great place. I always remember one long tunnel which passed under the sea. I might consider some day making a post from our trip to Nordkapp in 2006.

      Thank You for commenting.

      Happy Wednesday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 7, 2012 @ 08:34 | Reply

  19. Wonderful place and such lovely images! Thanks for sharing and for dropping by my blog!

    Comment by Madhu — March 7, 2012 @ 08:30 | Reply

    • Hello Madmu.

      Thank You. You got lovely blog also and I enjoyed very much from the part in which You presented Egypt. Did You see my small videos from Nile cruise, Aswan Bazaar and Karnak and Luxor temples?

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 7, 2012 @ 08:40 | Reply

      • Can’t seem to locate the videos! Could you post the links in your reply?

        Comment by Madhu — March 7, 2012 @ 08:46 | Reply

  20. are the summertime mosquitos as bad there as they are in the Alaskan interior? (or my backyard sometimes … just after hatching)

    Comment by betunada — April 22, 2013 @ 20:48 | Reply

    • Hi Betunada.

      Yes, we have mosquitoes. Some summer more than other; it varies. Using repellent during hiking, there are no problems. I cannot compare them with those in Alaska, because I have been only once in Anchorage during a stopover which lasted one hour when flying from Honolulu to Copenhagen in 1969. Here is my post in which You can see if we were molested by mosquitoes when hiking to the top of Arctic hill:

      Mosquitoes molest?

      Thank You asking. Have a great day!

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 23, 2013 @ 07:47 | Reply


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