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Lake Inari, Inari

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Lake Inarijärvi is the largest lake in Sápmi and the third-largest lake in Finland. It is located in the northern part of Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle. The lake is 117–119 meters above sea level and it is regulated at the Kaitakoski power plant in Russia. The freezing period normally extends from November to early June.The most well known islands of the lake are Hautuumaasaari ("Graveyard Island"), which served as a cemetery for ancient Sami people and Ukonkivi ("Ukko's Stone"), a historical sacrifice place of the ancient inhabitants of the area. There are over 3,000 islands in total. Trout, lake salmon, Arctic char, white fish, grayling, perch and pike are found in Lake Inari.The lake covers 1,040 square kilometres. It empties northwards through the Paatsjoki at the mouth of the Varangerfjord, which is a bay of Barents Sea.Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials book series, chose this lake to be the home of the witch Serafina Pekkala.
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  • Me and my family visited this place in December 2016, It's a wonderful place and best location to view the wonderful aurora. We hunted from Rovaniemi to Saariselka and at last we managed to meet with ...  more »
  • This was a very lack lustre two and half hours. The commentary was in three or four languages but very difficult to hear. The one stop at an island was okay. The scenery and water around was scenic.  more »
  • The target was an island in middle of the Lake. The views from the island was fantastic. The arrival by boat took 50 minutes (the return trip also), what was somewhat tedious. The announcements had a somniferous while driving. On the boat, drinks and snacks can be purchased.
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