March 28: Bugøynes to Inari
The next day, we had to get all the way back to Rovaniemi in time to catch the evening train back to Helsinki.
Another lovely morning.
I went up on the rocks again.
Good morning Vadsø.
The house from the rocks.
Sledding tracks? Looks exceedingly dangerous if so.
From the laundry room downstairs.
We were supposed to leave at 8:30 to make sure we had a good time buffer. Here we are exiting the driveway.
Instead of going back to Inari exactly the way we came, we drove west along the coast and then more or less directly south, through Utsjoki.
The whole coastal route was wildly scenic.
The same fishing pens as we saw when we first saw the ocean.
OH NOES WE ARE GOING TO CRASH INTO MOUNTAINS
...that is, if the mountains don't fall on us first.
Those Finnmarkers sure do seem to like sticks in the ground.
Yeah, you're right, I totally Photochopped this. No way this actually exists.
A hamlet. I wonder what the buildings with long lines of windows toward the right are.
"Large elk hazard." At this point we had turned back inland.
Things quickly got treeder.
The Tana Bru (bridge over the Tana River).
Not sure what that big net is all about, unless it has to do with aliens, in which case it makes complete sense.
For a while the Tana forms the boundary between Norway and Finland, and the highway was on the Norwegian side.
Finally we crossed over back into Finland, immediately arriving at the town of Utsjoki.
This quite large supermarket was nearly the only obvious evidence of settlement.
Utsjoki has this old church, from the mid-19th century, which is well known, and it was visible from the highway for a few fleeting moments, during which time I was able to snap it.
The clouds gathered for a while, but luckily they didn't bring any snow.
Waves of land.
Yup, sure is vast.