Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

January 10, 2014

North of Arctic Circle2 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico2 / Au nord du Cercle Arctique2 / Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico2

In English:

Day 2 (Saturday, August 31, 2013). Distance from Oulu to Muonio 403km / 250.4mi. Temperature: morning 8.5ºC / 47.3ºF and evening 17ºC / 62.6ºF. Route: Oulu-Kemi-Tornio-Muonio. Our first stop was at the Arctic Circle (6 photos). Because Finland is long country, Arctic Circle crosses roads at many points. So first photos are from there. Next 3 photos present views out of window from our lodging place (Vacation cottages of Pekonen) in the center of Muonio. Our lodging house was called Tieva and its area was 38 m2 / 409ft2. Its Sauna was great which was proven first evening, of course! Next 4 photos show general views from our lodgings, other cottages on the area and finally many photos from the first evening’s sunset. I show 14 photos from it at interval of few seconds and minutes. Thus You can see how the setting sun paints clouds in the sky.

En español:

Día 2 (Viernes, 30 de agosto 2013). Distancia desde Oulu a Muonio 403 kilometros / 250.4mi. Temperatura: mañana 8.5 º C / 47.3 º F y por la noche 17 º C / 62.6 º F. Ruta: Oulu-Kemi-Tornio-Muonio. Nuestra primera parada fue en el Círculo Polar Ártico (6 fotos). Finlandia es un país larga y por eso Círculo polar ártico cruza carreteras en muchos puntos. Así mis primeras fotos son de allí. Siguiente 3 fotos presentan vistas fuera de la ventana de nuestro lugar de alojamiento (Cabañas en alquiler de Pekonen) en el centro de Muonio. Nuestra casa de alojamiento se llamaba Tieva y su área fue 38 m2 / 409 pies2. Su sauna era excelente, que fue probado la primera noche, por supuesto! Siguiente 4 fotos para Vos muestran vistas generales de nuestros alojamientos, otras cabañas en la área y, finalmente, muchas fotos de la puesta del sol de la primera noche. Le muestro 14 fotos en intervalos de unas segundos y minutos. Así, se puede ver cómo el sol pinta el cielo con nubes.

En francais:

Jour 2 (Vendredi, 30 Août 2013). Distance de Oulu à Muonio 403 km / 250.4mi. Température: matin 8,5 º C / 47,3 º F et le soir 17 º C / 62,6 º F. Route: Oulu-Kemi-Tornio-Muonio. Notre premier arrêt était au cercle polaire arctique (6 photos). La Finlande est un pays très lonque, ainsi cercle polaire arctique traverse les routes en de nombreux points. Donc mes premières photos sont à partir de là. Prochaines 3 photos montrent à Vous les paysages prises par la fenêtre de notre lieu d’hébergement (Chalets de vacances de Pekonen) dans le centre de Muonio. Notre maison d’hébergement est appelé Tieva et sa superficie est de 38 m2 / 409 pied2. Le sauna était excellent, il a été testé la première nuit déjà, bien sûr! Les 4 prochaines photos montrent à Vous les scenes de notre hébergement, d’autres cabanes dans la région et, enfin, de nombreuses photos du coucher du soleil le premier soir. Je Vous montre 14 photos à intervalles de quelques secondes et les minutes. Ainsi, vous pouvez voir comment le soleil peint le ciel les nuages.

Em Português:

Dia 2 (sábado, agosto 31, 2013). Distância de Oulu a Muonio 403km/250.4mi. Temperatura: de manhã 8.5ºC / 47.3ºF e 17ºC / 62.6ºF à noite. Rota: Oulu-Kemi-Tornio-Muonio. Nossa primeira parada estava no círculo ártico (6 fotos). Porque Finlandia é um país longo, o círculo ártico cruza estradas em muitos lugares. Assim as primeiras fotos são de lá. Próximos três fotos presentam vistas do nosso local de alojamento. (Casas de férias de Pekonen) no centro de Muonio. Nossa casa de alojamento chamava Tieva e sua área era 38 m2/409ft2. Nossa sauna era excelente que foi provada na primeira noite, naturalmente! Próximos quatro fotos apresentam para Você vistas gerais do nosso alojamento, outras casas no área e finalmente muitas fotos do pôr do sol da primeira noite. Eu mostro 14 fotos a partir dele em intervalos de poucos segundos e minutos, assim, você pode ver como o pôr do sol pinta nuvens no céu.

Arctic Circle at Tuomaan tupa; Lapland

Arctic Circle at Tuomaan tupa; Lapland

Arctic Circle at Tuomaan tupa; Lapland

Arctic Circle at Tuomaan tupa; Lapland

Arctic Circle at Tuomaan tupa; Lapland

Arctic Circle at Tuomaan tupa; Lapland

Arctic Circle at Tuomaan tupa; Lapland

Arctic Circle at Tuomaan tupa; Lapland

Arctic Circle at Tuomaan tupa; Lapland

Arctic Circle at Tuomaan tupa; Lapland

Arctic Circle at Tuomaan tupa; Lapland

Arctic Circle at Tuomaan tupa; Lapland

Our base in Muonio, Lapland. View out of our window

Our base in Muonio, Lapland. View out of our window

Our base in Muonio, Lapland. View out of our window

Our base in Muonio, Lapland. View out of our window

Our base in Muonio, Lapland. View out of our window

Our base in Muonio, Lapland. View out of our window

Our base in Muonio, Lapland. View out of our window

Our base in Muonio, Lapland. View out of our window

Our base in Muonio, Lapland

Our base in Muonio, Lapland

Our base in Muonio, Lapland

Our base in Muonio, Lapland

Our base in Muonio, Lapland. View out of our window

Our base in Muonio, Lapland. View out of our window

Our base in Muonio, Lapland

Our base in Muonio, Lapland

Our base in Muonio, Lapland

Our base in Muonio, Lapland

Our base in Muonio, Lapland. View out of our window

Our base in Muonio, Lapland. View out of our window

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

Sunset in Muonio, Lapland

North of Arctic Circle1 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico1 / Au nord du Cercle Arctique / Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico1 North of Arctic Circle3 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico3 / Au nord du Cercle Arctique3 / Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico3 Compare this road trip 2013 to that we made 2011. Different routes and places: Beyond the Arctic Circle 2 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico 2 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique 2

72 Comments »

  1. I don’t know that I will ever see this part of the world, and I’m grateful that you’ve shared your time there. Your photographs are absolutely beautiful!

    Comment by elisaruland — January 10, 2014 @ 08:28 | Reply

    • Hi Elisa.

      Thank you commenting. I understand very well that You’ll possibly ever / never visit this part of world, because in our world there is so much to see. I started to explore my country in 2004 when I retired from flying business. The world was so tempting that I did not have time. We have made three road trips to Finnish Lapland. Lapland has conquered our heart completely. There are great hiking possibilities; air is fresh, sounds of the nature, even man can drink from the Arctic hill’s creeks if thirsty.

      If You decide to come, then rent a car, drive in Finland, make trip to Norway. I recommend a trip to Nordkapp which is the Northernmost place in Europe to where man can drive.

      Today, January the 10th, is our day of celebration. Exactly 27 years ago we got engaged. I remember that special day very well, because the temperature was -34ºC / -29.2ºF. I had to walk 8km / 5.0mi to fetch rings. Our cars, both of them, did not start. At those days batteries were small. Today the temperature was 0ºC / 32.0ºF. Climate change?

      I wish a great start of this year to You and Your family.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 10, 2014 @ 12:12 | Reply

  2. Beautiful sunsets.

    Comment by wordsfromanneli — January 10, 2014 @ 08:39 | Reply

    • Hi Anneli.

      I am glad that You like my sunset photos. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 10, 2014 @ 12:27 | Reply

  3. “On Golden Pond” certainly comes to mind!

    Comment by Deli Lanoux, Ed.D. — January 10, 2014 @ 15:15 | Reply

    • Hi Deli.

      Thank You for visiting and commenting. Autumn is great time for seeing nature and its colors.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 10, 2014 @ 15:24 | Reply

  4. wonderful pictures as always, thanks for sharing such pretty things. Congratulations on your anniversary.

    Comment by Karen — January 10, 2014 @ 15:16 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Oh, thank You for Your kind comment and noticing our anniversary day.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 10, 2014 @ 15:19 | Reply

  5. Hello Sartenada, I had to go searching for you. I do not know what happened but your blog was not appearing in my reader anymore. I have fixed that. How are you doing? I think about you and hope that your eyes are all better now. This is a nice post and a lovely sunset. It’s always good to have clouds in the sunset. Happy New Year to you and your wife!

    Comment by Bondseye — January 10, 2014 @ 16:17 | Reply

    • Hello Lisa.

      I am glad that You found me again! You are right about clouds and sunset, they belong together. Happy New Year to You and Yours.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 11, 2014 @ 12:14 | Reply

  6. Beautiful trees and sunset…
    Thank you for sharing your great photos.

    Comment by 洋子 — January 10, 2014 @ 16:30 | Reply

    • Hi Maatan.

      I am glad for Your visit and nice comment.

      すばらしい日を過してください

      Comment by Sartenada — January 11, 2014 @ 12:18 | Reply

  7. Enjoying the trip with you. Pretty Sunset Pics.

    Comment by mvschulze — January 10, 2014 @ 16:30 | Reply

    • Hello Mvschulze.

      I appreciate Your comment and it is nice that You follow our road trip in Finnish Lapland.

      Have a great week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 11, 2014 @ 12:20 | Reply

  8. The sunset was absolutely gorgeous — the colors and clouds are simply spectacular. It looks as if you found a perfect place to stay for this part of your holiday.

    Comment by seniorhiker — January 10, 2014 @ 17:34 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      How nice to read that You loved my photos. Muonio is indeed suitable place to make shorter or longer excursions around. The area is called Fell Lapland. The name itself tells that there are fjelds (Arctic hills) around. During one week we made three hikes and explored the area around here and there.

      To better understand Arctic hills, I let Google translate from Finnish: “Fells arises as a result from 3 to 1.6 billion years ago, formation of the rock and the later changes”. When understanding this it is easy to understand why their tops are round.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 11, 2014 @ 12:47 | Reply

  9. Beautiful pictures (as always) from Lapland! I love the wooden sculptures (here a bear) so typical of Finland. I have never been as high up as the Artic Circle, but hope to have an opportunity at some point.

    Comment by tiny lessons blog — January 10, 2014 @ 19:39 | Reply

    • Hi Tiny lesson blog.

      Thank You. We are so called “Lapland’s mad” (Lapin hulluja) after visiting there few times. To show its “magic” is difficult thru pictures. Everyone must experience himself / herself its magic. As You might know this part of Lapland is at the Western part of Finland. To us it was quite unknown. When we in 2011 made similar road trip we explored the central area. The fact is that they differ from each others. Both of them have their own charm and the magic power to be explored.

      Welcome some year to explore Lapland!

      Have a nice weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 11, 2014 @ 13:03 | Reply

      • Thanks you for the invitation to Lapland. I hope one year I will have the time to explore the north. A nice weekend to you & wife too!

        Comment by tiny lessons blog — January 12, 2014 @ 01:37 | Reply

  10. That was a beautiful place to visit! I’m always impressed by the building there, so neat and well maintained and in such attractive surroundings.
    That was an interesting and beautiful way to show the whole process of the sunset!

    Comment by montucky — January 10, 2014 @ 19:58 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      I appreciate Your comment very much. The owners of this place take good care of this place. We got a lot of information from them to explore the “most” interesting places. Thanks to them.

      Have a great weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 11, 2014 @ 13:08 | Reply

  11. Bon anniversaire de mariage🙂 Vos photos sont magnifiques. Je ne suis jamais allée au Cercle Arctique, merci pour la visite🙂

    Comment by chantaki — January 10, 2014 @ 21:47 | Reply

    • Bonjour Chantaki.

      Merci de m’avoir fait un commentaire. Eh bien, il y a un marathon au Cercle Arctic á Rovaniemi: Voici le info en français:

      Rovaniemi Marathon.

      Bienvenue! Bon week-end.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 11, 2014 @ 13:25 | Reply

      • Merci beaucoup pour le lien, ce doit être un chouette marathon! Très exotique😉 Bonne fin de week-end🙂

        Comment by chantaki — January 11, 2014 @ 21:51 | Reply

  12. I enjoyed your photos from Muonio (Lapland) very much, Matti. And I noticed, that you obviously had your anniversary day! Congratulations!

    -Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — January 10, 2014 @ 23:51 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. Yes, it was a coincidence! I am glad that You enjoyed my photos.

      Ich wünsche Dir auch ein schönes Wochenende!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 11, 2014 @ 13:41 | Reply

  13. Your photos are truly inspiring! They always draw me in so completely….as though I was with you both! The cottages are so nice and the sunset photos are breathtaking for sure! I am so thankful our paths crossed!!! Greetings and blessings to you and your wife!!!

    Comment by treadlemusic — January 11, 2014 @ 00:08 | Reply

    • Hi Doreen.

      Thank You very much from Your praising comment. Well, what comes to sunset photos, let’s say that I was lucky being at the right place at right time.🙂

      Have a wonderful weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 11, 2014 @ 13:45 | Reply

      • You are so very welcome!!!! Being at the right place at the right time AND having a working camera=recipe for success (generally!!!).
        Off to a FEW quilt shops this morning!!!!!! Hoping for some self control!!!!!! LOL! Blessings…………….

        Comment by treadlemusic — January 11, 2014 @ 15:01 | Reply

  14. immagini veramente straordinarie di un tramonto dai colori veramente unici!, anche io ho visitato il grande nord che amo moltissimo diverse volte, e ho ritrovato la sua particolare atmosfera nelle tue splendide immagini, grazie

    really amazing pictures of a colorful sunset really unique!, I also visited the great North which I love so much again and again, and I found its particular atmosphere in your beautiful images, thanks

    Comment by ventisqueras — January 11, 2014 @ 02:52 | Reply

    • Hello Ventisqueras.

      How nice to read that You have visited the great North. The North is worht for an adventure and experience.

      Buon fine settimana!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 11, 2014 @ 13:52 | Reply

  15. Magnificent sunset photos!

    Comment by surfnslide — January 11, 2014 @ 10:01 | Reply

    • Hi Andy.

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

      Have a great weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 11, 2014 @ 13:53 | Reply

  16. What a beautiful light on the leaves and the sunset was beautiful! Thank you, as always, for taking us on your journeys with you.

    Comment by Letizia — January 11, 2014 @ 22:18 | Reply

    • Hello Letizia.

      I am glad that You make the road trip with us thru my photos. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 12, 2014 @ 09:39 | Reply

  17. I am happy to be going on another trip with you, Matti. The new car looks very stylish, and fast. The sunset photos are gorgeous. thank you for showing me another part of your beautiful country.

    Comment by Heart To Harp — January 12, 2014 @ 01:41 | Reply

    • Hi Janet.

      I am happy that You are with us thru my photos. My new car is the car for the “rest of my life”. It has a spacious trunk for long road trips and it is fast indeed. It accelerates from zero to 100km / 62.1mi in 5.5 seconds. Within two weeks from buying it got complete rust protection and a new nano-surface treatment.

      Of course, it is a car with low-emission and four-wheel drive. The eight automatic gears ensure smooth driving. It has four different computer programs to drive, but normally we drive eco drive mode. The consumption of 6.0 liters/100km / 39.2 mpg although it’s motor is 3.0 liters.

      Our plans for next May when I celebrate my 70 years “derailed” due to the loss of sight of my left eye. We planned to spend three weeks on the road in Germany, Austria and France. Anja said that she will not drive alone.

      Not so bad that not so good. This late autumn and winter Anja had to learn to drive this car. She is no more afraid of it and I have to confess that she is a very good driver even in bad weather. So our three weeks road trip will be changed to spend a holiday in some European city which is not yet decided.

      Thank You for Your comment Janet.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 12, 2014 @ 10:34 | Reply

      • Do tell Anja that I am impressed with her driving through all the snow and ice and bad weather! Here in North Carolina I just wait for the snow to melt, which it usually does by the day after a snowstorm. I rarely have to drive in snow or ice. A good thing, because my Volvo wagon is rear-wheel drive and has terrible traction on ice since there is little weight over the rear wheels. But it’s reliable and paid for, so I’ll keep it until I am ready to buy my “for the rest of my life” car. Then I am going to get something like yours that is economical and will drive through anything!

        Comment by Heart To Harp — January 14, 2014 @ 23:58 | Reply

        • Hi Janet.

          I’ll tell with pleasure. Nowadays, Anja dares drive alone it when going to her courses. It is full of modern technique and to manage them takes time; well it took also from me.🙂 Driving pleasure is whopping. Personally I love heated steering wheel. Another thing is automatic heater. We put it to keep the inside temperature 18ºC / 64.4ºF for both of us. No need to change in cold winter or hot weather in summer.

          As the winter is long and dark, we both appreciate the automatically changing the headlights (far showing / near showing). In this car there are Bi-xenon headlights which light output is uch better standard halogen headlights. Similarly, they turn in corners when turning the steering wheel.

          New Volvos are popular in Finland and also in whole EU-area. So, some day You’ll get the new car, maybe hybrid or electric.

          What comes to rear-wheel drives, it has been habit in Finland to put some ballast bags (sand bags) into trunks. I do not know the situation nowadays, but it is worth for testing.

          Comment by Sartenada — January 15, 2014 @ 08:24 | Reply

  18. I think here is north place.
    But I can’t see snow in your photos.
    Your black wagon car is good.
    I drive europe wagon, too.

    Comment by キース — January 12, 2014 @ 12:49 | Reply

    • Hi Keith. This trip was autumn trip. We were looking for colorful Lapland, but real colors came next week. Snow comes next month. Here where I live snow comes at the end of November. Thank You checking my post and commenting it.

      Here is real winter in Lapland:

      Arctic Circle in winter.

      and here:

      World’s Biggest Snow Castle

      Concerning my car; in fact my car’s color dark blue, but the light against the sun distorts the color.😦 I started my “car driving career” by Datsun 100A in 1972. It had 59 hp. My second car was also Datsun 100A from 1976. Nowadays Datsun are called Nissan. Many Japanese cars are popular in Finland. After that I owned many Opel (in Great Britain Vauxhall). What European car You have?

      Have a nice Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 12, 2014 @ 12:55 | Reply

  19. Your sunset photos are beautiful! Muonio looks like a great place for a quiet, relaxing holiday.

    Comment by Ann — January 13, 2014 @ 00:49 | Reply

    • Hello Ann.

      You hit the nail when saying that Muonio is quiet, relaxing place perfect holiday. Thank You for Your visit and kind comment.

      Have a great start of this week.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 13, 2014 @ 08:09 | Reply

  20. Nice car! Brilliant sunset and I also like the bear statue – they’re my favourite animal.

    Comment by hayley — January 13, 2014 @ 01:52 | Reply

    • Hi Hayley.

      Thank You commenting. Very nice to read that You love bear statues. Finns also love them very much. When driving around my country man can see them nearly “everywhere”. If You are really interested in them, then take a look my posts:

      Carved animals..

      This link contains six posts from which two are shown at once. To see next posts, select “next page” at the end of the page. You’ll love them.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 13, 2014 @ 08:28 | Reply

  21. ♪ nubias tan bonitas! y el dormir del sol es muy enterestante, especialmente cuando tan norte como vd. !

    Comment by betunada — January 13, 2014 @ 03:46 | Reply

    • Hola Betunada.

      Qué alegria al leer tu comentario. Muchas gracias.

      Que tengan un buen inicio de esta semana!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 13, 2014 @ 08:38 | Reply

  22. Che meraviglia il sole di mezzanotte! noi siamo stati sulle Orcadi, le isole scozzesi… con solo 4 ore di oscurità! e senza tende scure alle finestre, quasi impossibile dormire…
    Bellissimo reportage! L’ho proprio gustato…
    Ora dovrò visitare i diversi link che hai fornito, serena settimana 🙂 claudine

    Comment by Giovannoni Claudine — January 13, 2014 @ 09:23 | Reply

    • Ciao Claudine.

      Grazie per il tuo commento. Durante l’estate ci no sono tramonti. Per i turisti può essere difficile dormire anzi. Viviamo nel Sud, dove la lunghezza della notte è di circa quattro o tre ore.

      Hanno un ottimo inizio di questa settimana!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 13, 2014 @ 13:17 | Reply

  23. I can see why you’d want to visit there, Sartenada. The vacation cottages are adorable!

    Comment by Ginnie — January 13, 2014 @ 10:00 | Reply

    • Hi Ginnie.

      I am so glad that You visited my post and saw my photos. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great start of this week.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 13, 2014 @ 13:36 | Reply

  24. Wunderschöne Holz Häuser lieber Gruß und eine gute Woche.Gislinde

    Comment by giselzitrone — January 13, 2014 @ 13:28 | Reply

    • Hallo Gislinde.

      Vielen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Kommentar. Holzhäuser sind schön Ferienhäuser.

      Einen schönen Montag.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 13, 2014 @ 13:50 | Reply

  25. Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing them with us. Congratulations on your anniversary!

    Comment by heididonner — January 13, 2014 @ 14:22 | Reply

    • Hello Heidi.

      I am glad You loved my photos, left Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 13, 2014 @ 14:36 | Reply

  26. A breathtaking view I rush to look at everyday outside my window. Stunning, adventurous, beautiful. A perfect start for January! Wishing you and your family an amazing 2014.

    Comment by Island Traveler — January 13, 2014 @ 16:27 | Reply

    • Hello Island Traveler.

      Thank You for Your kind words. I wish also great start of this year to You and Yours.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 14, 2014 @ 08:03 | Reply

  27. What a wonderful adventure you had, and yes, it is quite different from the one in 2011! I like all the humorous carvings, and I recognize the little “house” built high for storage that in Alaska we call a cache. Your sunset sequence is gorgeous also, and the cabins all look cozy enough to live in!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — January 13, 2014 @ 17:17 | Reply

    • Hi Marilyn.

      Thank you. I am really glad that You compared both adventures 2013 and 2011. They are different. In next part of 2013 we’ll have first contact with the Pallas-Yllästunturi National part. In the next part of 2011, we climb to the Arctic hill of Kiilopää and I show some “impressive” photos from the old church of Sodankylä. The small wooden church is from 1689.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 14, 2014 @ 08:16 | Reply

  28. What a stunning sunset, which you captured very well.

    Comment by Tokeloshe — January 13, 2014 @ 21:54 | Reply

  29. Great photos! I really enjoy seeing the different statues as you make your around the Arctic Circle. And I like that you are listing the temperature – I thought it’d be much, much colder there.

    Comment by Lily — January 14, 2014 @ 06:34 | Reply

    • Hi Lily.

      Thank You. My wife has kept travel diary about twenty years. Not only diary, but our purchases, prices, weather, where we visited, how long time etc. She also tells in diary which things we liked and which not. The diary also serves for us bookkeeping, because in our home we book keep our credit and debit on daily, monthly and yearly bases. To read the diary is it interesting later. Once our travel diary was stolen. It happened on the Central Railway Station in Brussels, Belgium many years ago. Also from us was stolen money. Later I got back my wallet, but no money of course. The loss of money did not irk us so much, but the loss of travel diary yes and yet today it bothers us. Well, it happens in our world.
      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 14, 2014 @ 08:31 | Reply

  30. j’aime bien cet ours sculpté

    Comment by l'Angevine — January 16, 2014 @ 16:18 | Reply

    • Bonjour Angevine.

      Formidable, parce que tu les verras à l’avenir encore beaucoup d’autres.

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

      Je te souhaite une agréable journée! Bisous.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 17, 2014 @ 08:20 | Reply

  31. Bonjour a Muonio, j’apprecie beaucoup vos merveilleuses foto faits au soleil couchant e je vous souhaite une bonne fournée.
    Salutations Martina

    Comment by Martina Ramsauer — January 28, 2014 @ 16:57 | Reply

    • Bonjour Martina.

      Je me réjouis de Votre commentaire.

      Je reçois très peu photos du coucher de soleil; seulement trois fois en 2013. Dernière il était á Mikkeli dans la ville où je vis, de notre balcon.

      Voici mes deux autres postes:

      Photos Couchers de soleil depuis notre balcon

      Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

      J’espère que Vous les aimez. Je te souhaite une agréable journée! Bisous.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 29, 2014 @ 08:36 | Reply

      • Bonjour, ça me fait plaisir de pouvoir communiquer avec toi en français. J’aime beaucoup le son de cette langue!
        Vos superbes foto du coucher du soleil m’ont fait chercher les nôtre que nous sommes en train de scanner. Malheureusement, nous nous rappelons plus où on été exactement! Bisous Martina

        Comment by Martina Ramsauer — January 31, 2014 @ 09:47 | Reply

        • Bonjour Martina.

          Moi, j’aime le français aussi. Mes enfants (2) ont complétés le baccalauréat à école français à Helsinki. J’ai environ 1500 livres en français que je les ai lu trois fois et il y a un an quand j’ai commencé la quatrième tournée. Il faut environ 10 ans pour les lire. Tous mes livres donnent ce que je sais sur le français et comment d’écrire ici. Donc, c’est le “secret” de mon français.

          Il y a quelques ans quand mes photos d’églises inspiraient une fois un étudiant français pour étudier le designe et l’architecture des églises finlandaises. Elle a visité pendent cinq mois dans mon pays rôdant du Nord au Sud. Voici mon poste présentent elle en deux photos quand nous sommes visié ensemble cette église. Voici mon poste:

          Église de Lohja.

          Je te souhaite un agréable weekend!

          Comment by Sartenada — January 31, 2014 @ 11:48 | Reply

  32. beautiful pictures!🙂

    Comment by Smera — July 28, 2014 @ 11:39 | Reply


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