Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

March 23, 2012

Beyond the Arctic Circle12 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico12 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique12

In English:

Saariselkä, Finland. Part 1.

Now we have arrived to Saariselkä from Kirkenes. Saariselkä is a part of Urho Kekkonen (ex-president) National Park. The area has hotels, log cabins, especially Kelo log cabins, good hiking and skiing possibilities. One can say with good heart that it offers for everyone everything.

When we arrived there, we were surprised at the amount of motor cyclists. We went to central reservation office where the booking clerk told to us that this week-end there is a happening called in Finnish: “Jänkhällä jytisee.” It is in Finnish dialect and I try translating it into English “It is rumbling on wide swamp of Northern Finland”. When I heard it first time I did not understand the content. That was true, until I heard later that there were registered 2043 motor cyclists this week-end on the area! Imagine if 2043 motor cyclists start their engines ant same time, are there any rumbling?

Well, those motor cyclists were behaving like real Gentlemen. After inserting the luggage into the apartment we rented, we walked around the area here and there. What we saw, That You see thru my photos. Third and second photos from the end are showing our apartment which is on the second floor above the huge motor cycle. The small window You see is the window of our Sauna and a good Sauna that I can say after having bathed twice in it.

En español:

Saariselkä, Finlandia. Parte 1.

Ahora hemos llegado a Saariselkä desde Kirkenes. Saariselkä es una parte del Parque Nacional de Urho Kekkonen (ex presidente). El area está lleño con hoteles, cabañas de madera, especialmente en cabañas de madera Kelo, buenas posibilidades de senderismo y posibilidades de esquí. Se puede decir con buen corazón que Saariselkä ofrece de todo a todos.

Cuando llegamos allí, sorprendiamos de la cantidad de motociclistas. Fuimos a la oficina central de reservas, donde la oficial de reserva que nos cuenta que este fin de semana hay un acontecimiento llamado en finés: “. Jänkhällä jytisee” Es en el dialecto finés y trato de traducirlo en Inglés “Se está haciendo el retumbo en el pantano ancho del norte de Finlandia “. Cuando lo escuché por primera vez no entendía el contenido. Eso era verdad, hasta que escuché más tarde que se han registrando 2.043 motociclistas este fin de semana en el área! Imagíne si el número de 2043 motociclistas inicien al mismo tiempo sus motores, ¿hay algún retumbo?

Pues, los motociclistas estaban comportando como verdaderos caballeros. Después de introducir nuestras equipajes en el apartamento que alquilamos, caminamos alrededor de la zona, aquí y allí. Lo que hemos visto, vieres a través de mis fotos. La tercera y segunda foto de la final están mostrando nuestro apartamento, que está en el segundo piso por encima de la grande motocicleta. La pequeña ventana que se ve es la ventana de nuestra sauna y un sauna bueno lo que puedo decir después de haberse bañado dos veces en el mismo.

En francais:

Saariselkä, Finlande. Partie 1.

Maintenant nous sommes arrivés à Saariselkä de Kirkenes. Saariselkä est une partie de Urho Kekkonen (ex-président) du parc national. La région possède des hôtels, chalets, cabanes en rondins Kelo en particulier, la randonnée et de bonnes possibilités de ski. On peut dire avec bon cœur qu’il offre tout pour tout le monde.

Quand nous sommes arrivés là, nous avons été surpris par l’énorme quantité de motocyclistes. Nous sommes allés au bureau central de réservation où la employée de réservation nous a dite que ce week-end il ya un évènement appelé en finnois: “. Jänkhällä jytisee” Il est en dialecte finlandais et je vais essayer de le traduire en anglais “Il gronde sur les marécages du Nord de la Finlande ». Quand je l’ai entendu la première fois je ne comprenais pas le contenu. Cela était vrai jusqu’à ce que j’ai entendu plus tard, qu’il y avait enregistré 2043 motards ce week-end sur la région! Imaginez si 2043 motards démarraren leur moteurs dans le même temps, il-y-t-il aucune rumble?

Eh bien, ces motocyclistes se comportaient comme des vrais gentlemen. Après l’insertion des bagages dans l’appartement que nous avons loué, nous avons marché autour de la zone ici et là. Ce que nous avons vu, ça vous voyez à travers mes photos. Troisième et deuxième photo de la fin montrent á Vous notre appartement qui est au deuxième étage au-dessus d’énorme motocycle. La petite fenêtre que vous voyez est la fenêtre de notre sauna et c’est un sauna bien que je peux dire après avoir baigné deux fois en elle.

Beyond the Arctic Circle12 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico12 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique12

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In English:

Part 11 / parte 11
Part 13 / parte 13

48 Comments »

  1. Wow, what amazing images…

    Comment by laz — March 23, 2012 @ 08:03 | Reply

    • Hello Laz.

      Thank You. Finnish Lapland can offer “surprises”.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 23, 2012 @ 08:09 | Reply

  2. Hello Matti,
    J’aime beaucoup le comique de la situation : passer le cercle artique, rêver de belles étendues sauvages et d’authenticité, et se voir poursuivi par la civilisation et une horde de motards !!😆
    Mais nous, nous avons le chance de ne rien entendre et de seulement apprécier ces coins de nature et ces animaux presque sauvages !🙂
    Cela dit, certaines de ces motos sont superbes !!😛
    Bises et bon week-end

    Comment by Marion B. — March 23, 2012 @ 08:49 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Oui, oui, motards, ça arrive.🙂 L’événement était vraiment une grande surprise pour nous, mais après tout agréable, parce que on nous a donné possibilité d’explorer ce monde dans la paix et la tranquillité. Nous vivons ici dans le sud, environnée par les arbres et la tranquillité règne partout.🙂

      Bon week-end á toi et bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 23, 2012 @ 09:00 | Reply

  3. These houses of large logs are amazingly beautiful.
    And I’m glad that it was not “Hells Angels” who were on holiday there😉
    Happy weekend, Matti!

    Comment by truels — March 23, 2012 @ 11:54 | Reply

    • Hello Truels.

      I am glad that You liked these Kelo log cabins. Well, as I told in preface these were behaving in a very good manner. It is true that they were drinking, but there was no harm.

      Happy week-end to You also.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 23, 2012 @ 12:20 | Reply

  4. What cute cabins! I would love to stay there.

    Comment by TBM — March 23, 2012 @ 12:07 | Reply

    • Hi TBM.

      Thank You for Your comment. Those log houses are equipped with all things one needs. In Finland they have own Sauna, it is natural. So we had also, as I mentioned. Everyone wants a cabin with Sauna and that is why they are common here.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 23, 2012 @ 12:24 | Reply

  5. The cabins remind me of the lincoln log play toys when I was young. Beautiful country!

    Comment by Travel Spirit — March 23, 2012 @ 14:39 | Reply

    • Hello Sherry.

      Oh, that awesome memory. Thank You leaving Your comment.

      Have a nice week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 23, 2012 @ 14:48 | Reply

  6. Thanks for these photos. It gives us an idea of what it’s like there. Very unique.

    Comment by wordsfromanneli — March 23, 2012 @ 15:32 | Reply

    • Hello Anneli.

      Thank You stopping by and leaving Your comment. Blogs are great way to see our world thru co-bloggers photos.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 23, 2012 @ 16:10 | Reply

  7. Thank you for sharing this beautiful, rustic area with us. I really like the log cabins. In the last photo it looks as if you are thinking it would be nice to have a motorcycle! I used to live near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Every Spring 10,000 or more motorcyclists would hold a week-long rally there. We could hear the ‘rumble’ well into the night during that time.

    Comment by seniorhiker — March 23, 2012 @ 16:29 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      OMG 10000 motorcyclists. To us this was an experience “once a life”, because we are living on very silent area surrounding by pine trees. Well, when I was young I had a moped, not motorcycle. I drove with it around in Finland. Motorcycles are dangerous anyway and I am not dreaming from them. Thank You for Your comment.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 23, 2012 @ 19:56 | Reply

  8. The logs buildings are very interesting. It would be fun to see them 🙂

    Comment by Northern Narratives — March 23, 2012 @ 18:08 | Reply

    • Hello Northern Narratives.

      I am very happy that You did find these log cabins interesting. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a nice week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 23, 2012 @ 20:00 | Reply

  9. I love the reindeer, they were so beautiful. And those log cabin homes were amazing!

    Comment by Ducky's Always Hungry — March 23, 2012 @ 19:21 | Reply

    • Hi Alisa.

      So nice to read that You love reindeers. After two weeks there will be awesome photos from them in a hotel area among cars. They are cute. Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 23, 2012 @ 20:03 | Reply

  10. I cannot imagine the rumbling of that many motorcycles! I especially like the picture of the reindeer with the motorcycles in the background – great contrast of subjects. You look like you are ready to hop on the motorcycle – would you trade your sweet little blue car for the chance to ride the bike north of the arctic circle?

    Comment by Heart To Harp — March 23, 2012 @ 19:23 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      Well, the sound was “terrific”, but it was not all the time. It was nice to listen to it, then when many started to drive to the top of nearby hill to which we also walked next day. Yes, I am ready to test drive some motorcycle, but I am not ready to trade my blue car.

      I am so glad that You left Your comment here.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 23, 2012 @ 20:10 | Reply

  11. Such a charming location! It really looks like there were lots of people there. Still, it’s very lovely!

    Comment by megtraveling — March 23, 2012 @ 19:38 | Reply

    • Hello Megtraveling!

      Yes indeed there were a lot of people, but who were “hidden” among their own log cabins. That’s maybe after driving for long time and way, so they were tired.

      It was very nice that You left Your comment here.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 23, 2012 @ 20:18 | Reply

  12. Riding a motorcycle that far north is an intriguing thought! I ride a Gold Wing myself, but must be careful at times: they do not do well in snow and at temperatures around freezing riding is not too pleasant.

    I love seeing the log construction of all the buildings. I wish I could have visited there when those buildings were new to see what i was like in those days. They look very sturdy and warm!

    Comment by montucky — March 24, 2012 @ 03:31 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      Here motorcycle period is from April to mid October approximately. We have also in Finland Gold Wing club with members 795. It was established in 1993. Those Kelo round log houses are sturdy and warm, because people can use them in winter. I am very glad that You made Your comment. Happy Monday!

      BTW, I have still my late father’s moped at my countryside home. My moped was burnt in a fire, but my father’s was saved.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 26, 2012 @ 07:43 | Reply

  13. The architecture of these houses is very interesting.
    Always great when a lot of Gold Wings are gathering…
    Have a lovely weekend Matti🙂

    Comment by Tamara — March 25, 2012 @ 11:15 | Reply

    • Hi Tamara.

      I am glad that You liked the architecture of these Kelo log houses. Kelo is a Finnish term for old, arctic pine trees or naturally circular trunks which are dead on site on upright position in Lapland. Later I show photos from Kelo logs in the nature. Thank You leaving Your comment.

      Happy new week to You.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 26, 2012 @ 07:51 | Reply

  14. I love how you can tell how big and how many rooms are in a cabin just by looking at the logs that stick out. Why are there so many ladders. Love the post. I would love to stay there.

    Comment by kareninhonolulu — March 26, 2012 @ 04:37 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Thank You for Your comment. I think that during winter man has to shovel snow away from roofs. Sometimes people have to shovel snow from roofs here in Southern areas too. For example last winter we had nearly one meter / 3.2 feet snow. The amount (height) is nothing, but if it is wet (water contained), then its weight is multiplied. BTW, in other types of houses we have heavy fire regulations and that is why there are ladders here and there.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 26, 2012 @ 08:01 | Reply

      • Wow, that is very interesting about the ladders. I think it is very wise. But unfortunately here in the USA they tell us not to have ladders out because it makes it easier for people to break into our houses. Sad isn’t it.

        Comment by kareninhonolulu — April 8, 2012 @ 20:25 | Reply

        • Hi Karen.

          OMG, I never could not thought that what You told. For example when I was kid, at those days owners houses on countryside did not lock their houses, not even then when they were off. Now times have changed, but generally speaking we trust people here. Hmm, perhaps we are too naive!

          Thank You for Your comment concerning ladders.

          Comment by Sartenada — April 9, 2012 @ 08:02 | Reply

  15. What a beautiful area! It reminds me of mountain areas in the states…all except for the reindeer…here we have elk and deer wandering around mountain neighborhoods.🙂

    Comment by mtnairloversview — March 26, 2012 @ 13:30 | Reply

    • Hello Catherine.

      How glad I am that You liked the area. Reindeers are so friendly but a little “shy”.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 26, 2012 @ 13:46 | Reply

  16. Bonitas casas de madera y sensacional reportaje de la serie del circulo polar.
    Saludos

    Comment by trapatroles — March 30, 2012 @ 01:00 | Reply

    • Hola amigo.

      Me gusta tu comentario muchísimo. Muchas gracias al visitarte aqui.

      Saludos.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2012 @ 07:57 | Reply

  17. What a lovely place to be. The log cabins are so charming.

    Comment by Jenn — March 30, 2012 @ 16:12 | Reply

    • Hello Jenn.

      Thank You for Your visit and leaving Your comment. We love also those log cabins which are quite common in the Northern part of Finland. On many camping sites they are really popular.

      Have a lovely week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2012 @ 16:27 | Reply

  18. Having read Marion B’s comment, I can see the humour in the situation too – all that wilderness away from the city, only to find yourself surrounded by the ‘rumbling’! Having said that, in the last photo you look like perhaps you would like to swap your car for a ride on the motor bike!
    How lovely to have the reindeer wandering around the buildings. (I know they are reindeer rather than elk because you explained the comparative sizes to me – see I have been learning!)

    Comment by Janice — April 3, 2012 @ 09:43 | Reply

    • Hello Janice.

      You made great observations, I love them. I was wondering in that photo in which I admired the big motorcycle, that how many seconds it takes to speed up from zero to 100 km / 62 miles. With my car it takes 6.3 seconds. There will be more reindeers in the post which I’ll publish on Friday this week. Thank You commenting.

      Happy Tuesday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 3, 2012 @ 10:15 | Reply

  19. Its nice to take a vacation to a ski town. I find that people are very friendly there. the deer and stay in cabin…its all fun!

    Comment by Hellopalz — April 5, 2012 @ 21:40 | Reply

    • Hello Hellopalz.

      I am glad that You find it so. Skiing centers in summer can be nice places for a visit.

      Danke schön!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 6, 2012 @ 10:17 | Reply

  20. Yes, I can very well imagine the deafening noise from more than two-thousand motorcycles all around. Enormous, gigantic mosquitoes come to mind! Hahaha.

    St. Paul’s icon in the church… interdenominational, I take it… is gorgeous. It reminded me of the ones I saw yesterday. Our friend, Mary Ellen, has painstakingly created very beautiful ones, the latest being that of St. Joseph.

    Your photos are as wonderful as ever, Matti! So real that I feel I’m there.

    Comment by Deli Lanoux, Ed.D. — April 9, 2012 @ 19:19 | Reply

    • Hello Deli.

      Personally I loved that small but very intimate chapel. St.Paul’s icon was a very nice surprise to me. So nice. Well, this time there were no mosquitoes / gnats. If there would have been any, the rumble of motorcycles would have driven them.🙂

      Thank You again for Your comments.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 10, 2012 @ 07:37 | Reply

  21. Looks like a great trip! So many amazing pictures!

    Comment by OurBoler — April 22, 2012 @ 17:22 | Reply

    • Hi OurBoler.

      Thank You for Your visit and comment. It was indeed. Last post from this series will be next Friday and then it time to say good bye to Arctic Circle.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 22, 2012 @ 17:34 | Reply

  22. beautiful landscape and some reindeer you met too🙂

    Comment by gogolinchensonja — June 10, 2012 @ 20:07 | Reply

    • Sonja,

      this place is one of my favorite places in Finland when on travel in the North. Thank You for Your comment.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 11, 2012 @ 06:34 | Reply

  23. These log cabins look very sturdy and cosy. I can’t even begin to imagine what all those motor bikes would sound like it they were running at the same time. Amazing!

    Comment by the eternal traveller — April 1, 2016 @ 12:11 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Guess what. At first we thought that “Om my god”, but after settled down no noise, no disturbs. Before leaving the area, police checked their driving condition! Thank You.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 1, 2016 @ 12:20 | Reply


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