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I had an amazing opportunity to stay in a state-owned holiday center in Lapland, one of the 10 existing across all Finland, and the northernmost of all. These holiday centers were created to host school children and students who travel to meet their own country.
I’m the one who really loves modern and contemporary architecture, and wherever I go, I look for the finest examples. In Scandinavia you can find wonderfully simple, functional and elegant architectural forms. The typical housing in Finland is all about tiny houses, and more north
Several notable Finns became famous worldwide in diverse fields of study or work. One of them is Alvar Aalto, The Architect, and also a designer. I have already published a story of the exhibition about Jean Sibelius, another man who shaped the contemporary Finnish culture.
My last post highlighted an interesting detail from the SIIDA – Sami Culture Museum – a traditional fishing boat with a giant salmon on it. Although the large part of discovery in the Lapland region occurs outside museums, here you can learn more about things
Some rivers of Lapland are full of salmons. I’m not going to say a lot of things about this fish species, I’ll just tell an interesting little story. As salmon is a popular food and sportfish, many tourists in Lapland and Finnmark (the northernmost region
Our trip to Finland was fairly musical; in the very first day we visited the National Museum of Finland where a temporary exhibition about a famous composer was on. Music is an important part of every culture and folclore. In Inari, where we visited a
Another story about sustainable museums, and the last we prepared about the Arktikum Museum, on of the 6 Amazing Discoveries in Finland, is in front of you. I don’t need to repeat that the most efficient way to create a more sustainable future is by
Freeeezzzing! Just like Lapland is supposed to be. This chamber is designed to make visitors understand how the polar stream and winds work. It must be particularly interesting for summer visitors, who will experience fresh but not freezing temperatures. We traveled to Lapland and Rovaniemi
The picture above shows how the noon (the day’s lightest moment) looks like on the far North of Norway, in December. I took this picture from the bus, during our one-day trip to the village of Bugoynes, situated on one of the Northernmost Norwegian fjords.