The river Tornionjoki tests the party

P cerbi continues his journey from Pello in the river Tornionjoki that turns fiercer and fiercer. He praises the oarsmen's skill and perseverance.

The servants start to complain about the hardships of the journey in a country which offers no pleasures of life, no bottles of wine nor an inn. The arrival of the party at Köngäs calms them down.

The service is superfluous and the company is good. The guests get to enjoy the local Midsummer celebrations. Acerbi sees a bear dance the tune of which is familiar to him. The men perform wrestling matches where they practise the strength of their arms. Best of all is the company of the gentle and charming young girls. The midnight sun appears a few inches above the horizon.

At Köngäs Acerbi and Skjöldebrand and two servants part from the rest of the party. The others go downstream the river Tornionjoki while Acerbi with his company starts upstream the river Muonionjoki.


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The iron works and the rapids at Köngäs


A.F.Skjöldebrand: The iron works and the rapids at Köngäs
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Kemi
Tornio
Ylitornio
Pello
Köngäs
Kolari
Muonio
Enontekiö
Kautokeino
Alattio
Nordkapp



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