East Finland

East Finland.

There are numerous activities and services that are available along the border of East Finland. Alpine skiing at Ruka fells near Kuusamo, and also further north at Salla tundra. Snowmobile safari’s are available also at both of the above locations.


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Husky dogs safari’s also available at the Hossan lomakeskus (Hossan Holiday Centre), approx 70km south of Kuusamo. Great location that attracts a lot of French speaking tourists to a variety of winter activities like; Snowmobile camp trips, husky dog safaris, XC-skiing, snow shoe treks, and reindeer park day trips.

For more info click on this link Husky dogs.


East Finland Winter Pictures.

The winter of 2012 at the East Finland and elsewhere had a very slow start, the unusually warm conditions did not freeze and seal the surface of the lakes with ice like usual average winters, and the lack of snow fall.  It was not until Feruary 2012 that the temperatures have dropped down to -20’C and recently to -40’C at the Salla region.  The freezing over of lakes is really important for the local fishermen and the tourist operators.  The ice needs to be strong enought to carry the fishermen, husky dog safaris and the numerous  snowmobile’s that travel and cross over lakes, soft ice is very precarious and dangerous all round.

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Kindle eBook review.

My Amazon kindle e-book review

Kindle eBook review of the Nordic-Inkeri-land history in this starts from the Ice age at around 90,000BC, and it travels through time in history highlighting major points along the way.
The Stone Age, Bronze  Age and the Geological changes that take place on the shores of the Baltic Ice
lake, and the surrounding land near the River system that flows from the Lake Ladoga.

The Inkeri-land story is also about the early rural pioneers that lived in the region for over
2000 years before the Vikings started using the Neva River route going on raids  and doing foreign trade at Lake Ladoga and beyond to the far middle east.

Kindle eBook review
Inkeri-Land. Copy @ All Rights Reserved 2011.

The story then in the Inkeri Land Amazon e-book looks at the many outside forces that have impact on the small rural community of the Inkeri land.

There are indigenous tribes and people groups to the north, the native people of the Fennoscandia and  obscure peoples tribes called the Yem, as recorded according by the monks in the First  Chronicals of Novgorod republic. There are many nations that arrive to the  Inkeri-land during the 11-16 century. There is a finnic language that Chuds,  Izhorians, and the Slavs are using in the Inkeri land community.

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Amazon Kindle

The Amazon Kindle e-book reader is a modern communication device.

Amazon kindle is used to retrieve information, inspiration and entertainment from many sources.

Amazon Kindle reader along with a vast resource of books, articles, documents, Wikipedia.com, magazines, news papers and entertainment available from Amazon kindle.

Amazon Kindle is very convenient for many reasons.

Amazon kindle eBook is quick on demand e-book download (less than a minute), b), store and travel with a whole book case of sources, c), have access to the information while traveling, d), books very affordable for purchase.

I have written my first e-book and published it through Amazon Kindle e-books. The e-book is centered around a small rural pioneering community on the Inkeri-land. My Amazon kindle e-book story starts from the Glacial maximum period in the Nordic region to the Baltic Ice Lake phase, and then the first indigenous pioneers arrive onto it’s shores and settle there for a few millennium.

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Glacial maximum

Glacial maximum

Glacial maximum period that occurred approximately 110,000 to 10,000 years ago. The scientist that study Geology report that around Norway, Sweden, Finland, and north Europe was covered by a thick ice sheet, directly above the current Bothnia Sea the ice layer over land was 2-3 km thick at the max about 90 000 BC.

Glacial maximum depressed the earth, and water eroded it as the glaciers melted.  When the glaciers melted they released a lot of fresh water which turned into high inland lake before it was released out to the oceans. The last sight of the glaciers is estimated to have been around 11000 -10000 BC.  Some of the antiquity finds in Finland are pieces of pottery, flint; quarts chips at old camp sites are estimated to be 6000 – 8000 old, and other cave paintings that are estimated to be from around 10 000 BC.

The Boreal season was a cool season shortly after the end of the last ice age

About 10 500-8 000 years ago, the early Holocene glacial ice sheet melted away from Europe.
The weather was dry and warm. The temperature was pretty close to the present. In this case, the Nordic countries spread of mixed forests, which were made ​​of birch and pine. Pine became common in the Central Lapland. The Boreal period was drier and more in southern Finland was the end of the period up to 1 degree warmer than the present, and in southern Finland arrived in a warmer climate species of flora.

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Nordic Region History

Nordic Region History

Here is a brief overview of this web site and it’s content, and what will be projected and presented in the future.  Facts on: Nordic, ingredients, Nordic nutrition, history, culture, cuisine, tradition and customs, landscape images, stock photos, regional food, regional products and local producers and some links to relative products and information.

Also about everyday nutritional needs, tips and ideas, and the use of common sense in the many healthy food choice options.  History is also very important, it has been said many times, “unless you know where you have come from, and know who you are, you won’t know where you are going”.  Here is some information on the history of Finland in the Nordic region.

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