Shooting rapids and rural idyll

The journey becomes more and more difficult. The rapids shooters are changed in Kolari and this time they are the best possible ones. One of them is called Simo whom Acerbi in turn names the Bonaparte of the Rapids. Simo is most obviously a relative, even a brother of Kristina, the Amazon beauty. The family owns the island Kolarinsaari. They also entertain the travellers well and even treat them to a sauna bath with beautiful Kristina as a bather.

Corvus Laponicus At the mouth of the river Parkajoki globetrotter Acerbi encounters an idyllic scenery. He meets a community of Finnish settlers whose poor, simple and secluded life brings Acerbi to a voluble praise of the rural idyll.

At the mouth of the Parkajoki river a long chain of rapids begins and it ends in the tremendous Äijäkoski rapids at the town centre of Muonio. A shift from the wilderness idyll to the unpredictable white waters of the wild north takes place.


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The village at the mouth of Parkajoki river


A.F.Skjöldebrand: The village at the mouth of Parkajoki river
(a detail)


Kemi
Tornio
Ylitornio
Pello
Köngäs
Kolari
Muonio
Enontekiö
Kautokeino
Alattio
Nordkapp



Kemi | Tornio | Ylitornio | Pello | Köngäs | Kolari | Muonio | Enontekiö | Kautokeino | Alattio | Nordkapp
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