bluestarfish Pretty orchid by the lake. It has a spotty leaf. 2d

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bluestarfish Wet, swampy forest margins where we found the cloudberry and beautiful orchids. 2d

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bluestarfish It's the first cloudberry I've seen in the wild. Not quite ripe yet. It has a distinctive leaf shape so I did keep seeing it after this sighting. 2d

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bluestarfish A smaller lake alongside the larger Lake Inari is being atmospheric. 2d

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bluestarfish Glimpses of wilderness are a wonderful thing. Here on Sallavaara you can look down on an old reindeer separation site, as well as look out into the wilderness of Lemmenjoki National Park for as far as the eye can see. 2d

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bluestarfish I'm so impressed with the infrastructure in place to support hikers. There are fireplaces with wood, wilderness huts and lean-tos, compost toilets in very remote places, well marked paths... 3d

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bluestarfish This father-son-dog combo were off down Lemmenjoki to go gold digging... Lemmenjoki river and area is known for the Lapland gold rush - and people are still looking for, and finding, gold. 3d

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bluestarfish This is part of the hiking trail!! Use the ferry to get to the path that continues on the other side. 3d

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bluestarfish Waiting for the boat near Ravadas waterfall. My feet went in the water but as it was so cold I chickened out of swimming... 3d

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bluestarfish We hiked back along the river for 6km before getting picked up by the boat again. At thus point we're 20 km downstream from where we started and 20 km from the nearest road. 3d

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bluestarfish The fell alongside Lemmenjoki is high enough to be above the tree line. 3d

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bluestarfish Take one summer's day, a fast boat 20 km downstream a river in a national park, and relax... 3d

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bluestarfish Lake Inari. The bottom photo was taken at 11:30pm and although it looks like the sun is setting it won't until 23.07.2014. 6d

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bluestarfish There are more of these here than access points to the internet... :) Which is all good as reindeer are cool. 6d

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bluestarfish Jätkänkynttilä silta, "Lumberjack's Candle Bridge", spanning Kemijoki, Finland's longest river. With a whole bunch of martins munching insects in the foreground. 2w

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