Tornio in the midnight sun

In Tornio Acerbi finds accommodation in a good inn kept by a polite and helpful man. Acerbi socialises with every person who shows any inclination to sociability in the town and he is met with friendliness on all fronts. On their walks Acerbi's party has the opportunity to admire the views north of the island Suensaari. The expedition also gets acquainted with the scenery opening towards the north from the belfry of Alatornio church. The picturesque midnight sun fascinates Acerbi as much as it has fascinated many other travellers in the earlier decades.

In Tornio the expedition is joined by doctor Deutsch, an eager natural scientist. Jöns Svanberg, secretary of the science academy, also wants to join the expedition. Svanberg is making preparations for adjustment measurements of the measurements carried out by de Maupertuis in 1736-1737. The ship transporting the quadrants and other equipment Svanberg needs is late, however, so he stays in Tornio to wait for his equipment.
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The town of Tornio


A.F.Skjöldebrand: The town of Tornio (a detail)


Kemi
Tornio
Ylitornio
Pello
Köngäs
Kolari
Muonio
Enontekiö
Kautokeino
Alattio
Nordkapp


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