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Close to the Arctic circle and Russian border, Kuusamo is a natures lover's paradise in the summer, and in the winter a snow lover's dream.
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Reindeer traffic jams are a common occurrence here in Kuusamo. When the weather is warm and the mosquitoes become unbearable in the forests, the reindeer seek respite on the wide open roads away from the damp, shady places that mosquitoes love.
In the video below, a mother reindeer loses her baby during one of these traffic jams and…
Posted on July 7, 2011 at 12:42pm — 2 Comments
There’s little that can quite prepare you for your first time standing outside at midnight in broad daylight. The sun staying just above the horizon casts beautiful pinks and golds over the sky and lake, and the world around you is completely silent except for birdsong. It’s a magical time of year.
The video below was taken on 8th June, as we get closer to summer…Continue
Posted on June 15, 2011 at 12:24pm — 3 Comments
Posted on June 9, 2011 at 6:50am
Hanna, directed by the BAFTA Award winner, Joe Wright and staring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett, is to hold its Finnish premier in Kuusamo, where some of the scenes were shot.
Hanna is the story of a teenage girl raised in the Finnish wilderness and trained to become an assassin. The film makes striking use of its locations, with script rewrites organised…Continue
Posted on June 1, 2011 at 11:00am