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Arctic Circle, Nordland

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  • OK - I am a somewhat cynical tourist, my wife and I have had the good fortune to travel most everywhere. And I laughed at myself for getting up early to stand outside on the deck with my wife in early...  read more »
  • Traveling from Mo I Rana to Bodo, you obligation point to a stop at the legendary Arctic circle. Quite different is the impact that Norway gives when crossing the circle than the exasperated commercialization that Finland has given to its analogue (Rovaniemi). The pass is just over 700 meters above sea level and the landscape in which we come to see, perfectly preserved, is in fact a tundra; the road leads on to a large square where stands a domed construction feature (vaguely inspired by a polar haven). Inside are a great souvenir some cute and unique place, typically Scandinavian attires, small accessories which are also clearly inspired by Nordic furniture. There are also (and to me they're in bad taste) a range of stuffed animals (bear, Eagle, white Fox, Wolf, etc.). I did not expect even the presence of a local fast food outlets including the ubiquitous pizza (even the taste ... kebab!). The most impressive part is undoubtedly the outside where there is a small obelisk indicating where precise virtual circle. The place is not particularly impressive from the point of view of nature but is a goal and a dream come true (as the next arrival at North Cape). Charming small Obelisks are scattered in the surrounding hills, made plenty from us tourists as a souvenir for the ride and vaguely inspired by how the Sami built to thank the gods. The coach trip allowed us then to enjoy the aspects of nature on the opposite side to Bodo (streams, forests, valleys rich in flora and fauna).
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  • We were afraid to miss the passage of the circle drive and we study the map carefully to stop at the right time while ultimately a sign stated clearly the passage of the circle with a site to "visit", the globe which represents the Polar circle,... We stopped and took advantage of the place where one feels very high and alone in the world.
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