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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– 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 best-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. 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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  • We spent two days there and it is wonderful. It coincided with the midnight sun and is amazing. Super quiet, gives a barbaric calm. Highly recommended. The only little problem are mosquitoes but with repellent is solved everything. Enjoy!
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  • Lale Inari is one of the most beautiful lakes I've ever seen in my life. A calm and peaceful place. You live 24 hours at night for 6 months of the year and 24 hours at daylight for 6 months of the yea...  more »
  • 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 »

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