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Snow 15.10 - 15.11 After the vibrating colours of autumn, the
snow arrives, only to melt during the
days of mild weather. The frost that follows this period of “black snow” will freeze...
8 seasons Four seasons did not suffice for Laplanders and the Sami people in the olden days. Instead, they structured time into eight periods
Departure of Ice
...May are months for revival. There is still snow on the ground, but there are also days when the
plants begin to appear, and reindeer give birth to their calves. During the spring, and ice break-up, the
boats are launched into lakes and rivers, and the appearance of the
stoneflies is an...
...full force, though it is not quite yet autumn-winter. Pakkastalvi (‘frosty winter’) is the
season of the year. The New Year festivities have come to an end, and it is dark, cold and quiet... ...still dark and cold at night. With increased light, everything in nature begins to awake. At the
sign of spring, jäidenlähtökevät (literally ‘ice break-up’ ) begins: snow still covers the...
Pohjanhovi Auttin kaljatehdas
...to charge — were available. The lumberjacks returning from the logging sites and floating areas
bought new clothes and then took a sauna here. The German soldiers staying in Rovaniemi bought... ...hotel on a continental scale and a flagship of heroic functionalism. Pohjanhovi was also the
hotel advertised as a winter holiday destination. There were Europe’s northernmost electrified...
Welcome to Rovaniemi! This listings of services below is available to immigrants living in Rovaniemi and people who work with them.
, you will find the services needed when taking care of essentials. In addition to basic details, website addresses are provided where readers can find additional information.
...beginning of March to mid-April, the air is full of light, but nights remain dark and cold. The
bright days of snow crust spring drives people to the frozen river and forests for outdoor...
...During the colourful autumn, both nature and people prepare for winter. Even though the colours
glow and then fade away, the beat of the city grows more intense
...houses. Although his work in Rovaniemi only covers a rather short period, it shows, from the
designs on, features of the decorativeness of Romanticism and the influence of the Modernism of... ...the hewn roof props that are made of wood. In addition, the walls of the fire tower have been inl
with tile and slate decorations. However, the most noteworthy details are found at the top of the...
...is situated at the confluence of the Kemijoki River and its tributary, the Ounasjoki River. The
settlements in the area date back to the Stone Age... ...nowadays the provincial fish species of Lapland, was strictly regulated. In the past, local m
servants and farm hands wanted it to be specified in their contracts that they would not have to...
Frosty Winter 16.1 - 28.2 The
of the eight seasons in the yearly cycle is frosty winter. New Year festivities are followed by...
Immigrant life in Rovaniemi
...French couple builds Wolftrail in Autti Nathalie Delgado and Stephane Sophikitis
came to Finland on a one-month holiday in March 2010. During that trip they decided to come and... ...to Rovaniemi. We were looking for land to buy in northern Finland and we found that in Autti,” s
Nathalie. The couple began to live in Autti since September 2010. "We like...
...500 A.D. onwards. One cannot talk about the people of Rovaniemi until the time when the area was
given its name. The oldest surviving instance of the name in writing dates from 7th September...
Welcome to school in Rovaniemi -guide
...of Education for parents who have moved to Finland from abroad. Its purpose is to serve as an
in co-operation between the home and school. The goal is to provide basic information on the...
The Forestry Museum of Lapland
...one of the most interesting must be that of the Samperi steam locomotive that was used at the
mechanized forestry site in Finland and is now on display in the museum. Ahmakuusikko cabin...
Narvik Basic information Narvik is a harbour town in the Province of Nordland in Northern Norway, lying north of the Arctic Circle. Narvik was founded in 1887 as the year-round harbour for the Kiruna and Jällivaara mining regions. Kiruna has a rail connection intended for ore transportation. Narvik has a population of approximately 18,500 inhabitants, and the number has been falling over ...
...the pre-primary education the pedagogy is provided by the pre-primary teacher and during the
six years by the class teacher, who teaches all or most subjects. During the last three years...
...Winter Games. And not without reason - many a Finnish star of winter sport has taken his or her
leap to the pinnacle of world achievement on these pine heath-covered slopes. But at least as...
...destination that has done much to put Kiruna on the vacation map is the Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel, the
of its type in the world. Kiruna offers many of the same activities and recreational possibilities...
...education, culture and youth exchange. Delegations of civil servants and elected officials have p
regular visits to both towns. Veszprém’s other friendship towns are Bottrop and Passau in Germany... ...to autumn, Veszprém is a real festival town. The Gizella Daus are related to the nameday of our
queen, Gizella: in summeryou will be amused by various events with a lot of music: open air...
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