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Twelve Points That Made Reidar Särestöniemi One of the Greatest Arctic Artists

What made Mr. Reidar Särestöniemi such a great artist? I got closer to the answer after visiting the Särestöniemi-museo (Särestöniemi Museum) and hear what director Ms. Anne Koskamo had to tell about Reidar. There is a number of things one could

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Posted in BONUS DIAMOND, Levi / Kittilä, LIFE

Of all the Saunas in the Arctic, Särestöniemi Sauna Is the Diamond

The Prince of Spain found his way to the Särestöniemi estate. He must have been an admirer of Mr. Reidar Särestöniemi’s art. The Finnish president was also a fan. He also visited. They both had the opportunity of taking a

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Posted in BONUS DIAMOND, Levi / Kittilä, LIFE

Three Simple Tips from an Arctic Cook That Will Make Anyone an Excellent Cook

Millions of people all over the world are apping for great cooking tips. People love watching TV-shows aiming to emulate details of chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Rachael Ray, Nigella Lawson, Gordon Ramsay, Sandra Lee, Jacques

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Posted in Alta, LIFE, MIDNIGHT SUN ROAD

Music Is About Expressing Yourself – Joik Is About Expressing Anything

It was getting late. We had just visited three attractions in Alta. And we headed towards inner Finnmark, to the heart of Sapmi. It is 130 km from Alta to Kautokeino. There isn’t any traffic to speak of, and in

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Posted in Karasjok, LIFE, MIDNIGHT SUN ROAD

A Timeless Member of the Slow Movement

Slow food and slow cities have caught on for the last thirty years. The movement was started in 1986 by Italian food lover Mr. Carlo Petrini. It was the alternative to life in the fast food line, such as McDonald’s.

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Posted in Karasjok, LIFE, MIDNIGHT SUN ROAD

The Smallest Court House in the Arctic

The last thing any traveler would want to encounter is judicial issues. After all, it is one of those things vacationers are trying to get away from in their day-to-day life. Yack. per se, in a blog like this it

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Posted in Karasjok, LIFE, MIDNIGHT SUN ROAD

World Class Art on the Arctic Circle

By southerners the area above the Arctic Circle has traditionally been regarded as wilderness: A land of nature. On our Diamonds of the Arctic Tour of 2014, Angelo and I visited a number of art galleries. People living in a

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Posted in LIFE, Rovaniemi, SANTA'S ROAD

The Things You Love – The Trees You Have

I had been talking with Ms. Sanna Kärkkäinen, director of Rovaniemi Tourist Information. I explained our mission. Angelo and I were doing the Diamonds of the Arctic Tour 2014. We were touring the road between Rovaniemi and North Cape. We

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Posted in LIFE, Rovaniemi, SANTA'S ROAD

The Northernmost Golden Arches in the Arctic

Many years ago I was playing in a collegiate soccer tournament in Pheonix, Arizona, USA. After being knocked out of the tournament, a teammate and I decided to drive to the Grand Canyon. High up in the Arizona mountains, we

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Posted in LIFE, Rovaniemi, SANTA'S ROAD

Six Northern Lights Legends of the Arctic

Northern Lights are translated to other words in Arctic Europe. In Russian it is Cеверное Cияние (Sjevjernoye Siyaniye), in Swedish it is Norrsken, and in Norwegian it is Nordlys. All words are literal translations. In Saami, it is Guovssahasat –

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Posted in LIFE, SANTA'S ROAD, Sodankylä
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