Thursday, 17 November 2011
It seems to be a good week for postcards from Finland. This postcard comes from Lapland, the northernmost province. The Arktikum in Rovaniemi is a museum dedicated to the northern way of life, culture and history. It includes the mythology surrounding Lappish animals such as the moose and bear, as well as the life and culture of the Saami people.
It also has exhibits telling the history of Rovaniemi, a cold room where you can experience Arctic chill, and a theatre where you can lie down and see the northern lights. One of its most distinctive features is, of course, the glass tunnel which stretches for 172 metres.