Добро пожаловать к этому международному месту открытки изображения. Benvenuto a questo luogo internazionale della cartolina di immagine. Καλωσορίστε σε αυτήν την διεθνή περιοχή καρτών εικόνων. Willkommen zu diesem internationalen Abbildungspostkarteaufstellungsort. Bienvenue à cet emplacement international de carte postale. Onthaal aan deze Internationale plaats van de beeldprentbriefkaar. Welcome to this International picture postcard site. (Please Click on the Picture for an Enlarged View)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Kilpisjärvi in Lapland

Kilpisjärvi is a village in the municipality of Enontekiö, Lapland, Finland. It is located in Finland's northern "arm" near the very north westernmost point of Finland. Although Kilpisjärvi is one of the largest villages in Enontekiö, it is still quite small. In 2000 its population was recorded as 114. Like most Lappish villages, Kilpisjärvi is built mainly around one major road, Käsivarrentie, or the "Arm Road" and Neljäntuulentie, or the "Four Winds' Road" — also known as E8. Near the Kilpisjärvi is the highest point of Finnish road network, at altitude of 528 m. Kilpisjärvi has its own school and a hotel, and the northernmost research station of the University of Helsinki is situated there. The most famous tourist attractions in Kilpisjärvi are the Saana fell and the "three-country border point", a monument at the border point of Finland, Sweden and Norway, located roughly 2.5 km northwest from the end of Lake Kilpisjärvi. In the music video for Röyksopp's Poor Leno, Leno's place of origin is listed as Kilpisjärvi.
On the card is shown this happy Laplander drill fishing in Lake Saana with Mount Saana in the background. I remember having practised this form of angling in Vladivostok in the winters of late ‘60s. The idea is to drill a few holes around you, let your line and hook through the holes and let the poor unsuspecting fish do the rest for you. But, this guy is also daydreaming of catching larger fish in some lush green tropical island. Ari sent me this interesting card from Kilpisjarvi.

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