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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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  • This lake is very big and, during sub zero temperatures, can be walked on. The forests around provides good hiking, but the actual lake itself is great for a stroll. Quite often, snowmobiles would gli...  more »
  • As the lake was frozen we went across on Snow mobiles. The scenery was second to none and our guides were fantastic. Stopped off at a quaint little church and a BBQ in the snow and the food was excell...  more »
  • Our guide brought us two nights in a row to a bridge on the Lake said to be a good spot for aurora sighting because of the possibility of reflections on its calm waters. Unfortunately, it was overcast...  more »