A FEW PICTURES ALONG OUR JOURNEY TO THE FAR NORTHERN REACHES OF FINLAND TODAY!! WHAT A GREAT JOURNEY IT WAS!
The sign below tells where we are headed! First to Utsjoki and then north east to Nuorgam. Check them out on a map and see if you can find them. Nuorgam is the farther most northern city in all of the Arctic Circle....anywhere in the world! And we have now been there!
We found out that these contraptions are used to catch fish in the summer. During the winter months (which we are in now even though it is only September) they bring them up by the side of the roads to 'store' them! Interesting!!
Beautiful little stream along the way. Finland has some 55,000 (yes, 55,000) lakes. I think we saw most of them on this trip!! And a lot of marsh land too!
Who would have even thought you could prop a big boulder like this up with 4 little twigs from a tree. If you look closely you can see at least 3 of those twigs.
The typical 'mail box' at the residences along Route #4 traveling north. The public buses that travel up and down this road often bring the mail with them. Not sure how often these folks actually get them mail delivered. Come rain, shine, snow, sleet, etc., etc., etc.!! You get the idea.
Beautiful little church dating back to the 1850's. There were little 'church dwellings' where families from outlying areas would travel to at least 4 times a year for church. The family would stay in the little houses and spend the night. It was too far to travel to church in one day. There were about 14 of the little 'family dwellings' that had been preserved.
Loving this barren country side....peaceful and quiet!!