Peace Joy Love Harmony Happiness New Year 2016

Peace Joy Love Harmony Happiness New Year 2016

Peace Joy Love Harmony Happiness New Year 2016 is a real possibility, the initial starting point is in the mind, to think, dream and desire.  There is a powerful spiritual activity of the mind that needs to be realized and taken seriously.  The mind should be the place to like a drawing board, where to make plans and design a future that you want for your life.  Nobody else knows your personal wants, desires and goals like you know your self. Therefore, it is  100% logical and rational to use your mind like a designing tool for planning a life that you and your family can be proud of.

Peace Joy Love Harmony Happiness New Year 2016

New Year is the perfect occasion to celebrate love, friendships and all the good things in life. Let’s take the time to appreciate what this year has given us and what the new one is about to bring! Happy New Years!

The outdoor Christmas lights, green and red and gold and blue and twinkling, remind me that most people are that way all year round — kind, generous, friendly and with an occasional moment of ecstasy. But Christmas is the only time they dare reveal themselves.

Peace Joy Love Harmony Happiness New Year 2016

Peace Joy Harmony Love Happiness New Year 2016 and beyond into the Future

Start by thinking about these things, Whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful, whatever brings you happiness.  May you find the confidence in yourself to dream, to search, and to plan it in into your future.   Happy Holiday Season and make it a good one throughout the coming year!

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Arctic treaty on proven success model

Arctic treaty on proven success model can be a reality, the Antarctic treaty is one of the rare success stories in the human history, where human greed and lust for territorial gain and material wealth was put aside in turn to scientific research and understanding.  There are various reports in the media of how the Antarctic treaty was an international success story. It included nations like the United Kingdom, Norway, New Zealand, France, Chile, Australia and Argentina, which also signed the Antarctic Treaty. The US and Russia are two nations that do not acknowledge this treaty. Today, the Antarctic Treaty includes over 50 nations in total. It is hoped that the Arctic treaty on proven success model would achieve similar success, if not more and quicker, it would certainly get to the real human problem in relation to human greed and lust for material gain, by raising the respect level to the natural environment and the life it sustains.

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How Would It Benefit the Society?

It is being said that it would offer many benefits to the countries included in the list of signatories. It is proposed to share the same spirit of cooperation that was one of the keys to the success of the Antarctic treaty. Like the Antarctic treaty, it would introduce a new level of respect to the natural environment and the life it sustains, and also new levels in the spirit of trust. It would be aimed at fostering scientific as well as a cooperation of the military, reducing and leaving the military out of the Arctic areas that are environment research only areas, peace ruling over war tactics.  Arctic region cooperation among the countries that would take part in the Arctic treaty.

Provisions in the Arctic Treaty

The importance of the Arctic Treaty, with respect to Arctic natural environment, consists of various provisions that include the need to ensure free passage to all areas of the Arctic research regions, the need to safeguard the environment, making search and rescue capabilities stronger and also taking the needs of natives to the area into factor.
The treaty comprises of many suggestions from the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), which has proposed the preservation and safeguarding of the ecological processes in the marine ambiance of the Arctic area. It has also proposed a fair and sustainable use of various marine resources in the area and long-term conservation of the same. These have been included in the treaty.

Arctic treaty on proven success model rational

A major feature of the treaty is its consideration of the present and long-term social and economic benefits of the indigenous native peoples of the Arctic Circle area.

“Achieving a permanent arctic council among a group of nations with widely differing geographic, economic, cultural, and strategic interests will not be a simple task. But we believe it is a goal worth pursuing.

“To move the process along, Prime Minister Marlene will be writing to the heads of government of the seven other nations inviting them to send representatives to Canada later this year. Together, they can begin exploring how such a permanent council might be constructed and what its mandate and responsibilities might be.”

Tom Sodden, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Copenhagen, June 1991

http://www.carc.org/pubs/v19no2/5.htm

By 1300, the Inuit, present-day Arctic inhabitants and descendants of Thule culture, had settled in west Greenland, and moved into east Greenland over the following century. Over time, the Inuit have migrated throughout the Arctic regions of Canada, Greenland, Russia and the United States.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumpolar_peoples

Fresh water is a vital resource for life

It is also important to remember that the Arctic area consists of a huge volume of fresh water, which is extremely valuable for humanity. Considering the fact that 11% of the global world population don’t have a fresh water source to take care of their everyday needs and sustenance, the Arctic freshwater reserve is highly important. The Arctic treaty should also secure the rich freshwater source of the Arctic in order to manage the unheard-of changes in the natural environment of the Arctic area in the last few years. Considering that many changes taking place are caused by human activities and industries,  the Arctic treaty would position priorities in their respectful place, where there is greed and lust for material wealth then constraints and self-control would rule in the name of the natural environment and respect for the natural harmony that is found in the order of life in the natural environment.  Humans are the culprits that have lost all sense of balance, humans are too often driven by greed and lust for material wealth, and they leave a bloody mess behind.

Arctic treaty on proven success model is a win-win for humanity and environment

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Ten countries of alternative fuel production

Ten countries of alternative fuel production

Ten countries of alternative fuel production, with the increasing pressure from public regulators and environmental activists,  more and more countries are setting aside crude oil and going for alternative fuels. Read on and find out about the 10 top alternative fuel
countries which are constantly using traditional fuel substitutes and taking
up using other types of renewable energy resources which are comparatively
cleaner and cheaper than diesel or petrol.

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China

The country has made huge investments in solar, biomass, wind power,
hydroelectric and various other sources in the quest for alternative energy.
The “Three Gorges Dam” has been its biggest investment for hydroelectric
power generation.

European Union

Among the 27 country states that make up the EU, Germany sits at the top but
the other countries have also made high investments and taken important
decisions regarding alternative energy.

United States

It has conducted lots of experiments with vehicles and alternative energy
technologies, in its numerous colleges and universities. It has made great
investments in geothermal, wind, hydroelectric, biomass as solar power in
order to move away from reliance on oil from foreign nations.

Brazil

Changes in energy use have also been reflected in Brazil, which has invested
in sugarcane ethanol and 91% of its cars now use it as a fuel source. The
nation has also experimented with biomass, wind and hydroelectric power.

Canada

The Canadian government has invested heavily into hydroelectric power, and
has also made expansions into solar and wind power.

Russia

The government of Russia has made significant improvements in the
alternative energy front with its stress on biomass, wind power and
hydroelectricity as viable sources.

India

In the last few years, India has shown its sincerity with use of renewable
energy and has been extremely successful with its onshore wind energy
generation projects. It has also developed the infrastructure that is
necessary for the development of alternative energy.

Germany

Germany has earned an acclaim and has become a model with its
investments in geothermal, solar, biomass, hydroelectric and wind power. It
was voted as the global leader in 2007 in solar PV production and
alternative energy use.

Norway

Norway has shown one of the biggest changes in energy production and energy
supply with the development of the largest wind turbine of the world in
2010. 98% of its electrical requirements are met with hydroelectricity, with
biomass taking care of the rest.

Japan

The unavailability of enough land has not stopped this inventive country
from taking giant strides with geothermal, solar, wind and hydroelectric
power.

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Climate change can trigger unprecedented mass migration

Climate change can trigger unprecedented mass migration

Climate change can trigger unprecedented mass migration because of Global warming, which is happening due to changes in climate, which in turn can affect mankind in numerous ways. It has a large impact on different aspects on the life of humans, and migration pattern is one of these. Recent studies have predicted mass migration due to climate change. A World Bank study has found that hundreds of millions would be forced to migrate by the end of this century. Read on and find out how changes in climatic patterns and global warming can trigger unprecedented mass migration.

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Rise in sea levels

In the last 100 years, sea water rising has been alarming. The level of sea water has gone up by as much as around 11 inches. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has stated that 44% of the global population stays within a radius of 90 miles of a coastline. Even a rise of a few inches can have a considerable impact on the human population in densely populated cities like Shanghai and New York. This would compel people to move away from the coastline.

Flooding

Changes in rainfall patterns are already making themselves evident in flooding. In the delta farming areas, flood would make agriculture impossible with time. Frequent floods would reduce the amount of agrarian land, and make the soil too saline to be livable. This would lead to desertification, consequently resulting in a drought – causing more shortage of water and food. There would be forced evacuation due to flooding as a result.

Flooding, as discussed earlier, would reduce agricultural land, may cause the increase in land salinity (infertile land), and lead to the loss of inhabitable land. On the other hand, would lead to a drought, which would, in turn, lead to food and water shortage. Both these situations would lead to the migration of people from that area to other parts of the world that do not face the same conditions.

Melting of ice caps

Melting ice caps would result in flooding of adjoining areas, as well as mudslides and avalanches resulting from the thawing of glacier. Arctic sea ice melting would result in the rise of sea levels and greatly damage human settlements nearby. Given that most agrarian lands are located along river banks, flooding of river would reduce and destroy cultivated land and ruin livelihood for many people. This would have direct impact on aquaculture, small-scale fishing, hydroelectric power generation and crop production.

Climate change can trigger unprecedented mass migration is not the only cause, there are also natural rain water and flooding, volcanic eruptions, seismic activity, storms and hurricanes can also result in widespread damage and forced migration of millions of people. To learn more about the Arctic region visit website http://arcticonice.com for more valuable information.  Thank you for visiting www.arcticfinland.net website.

Arctic Finland presence 2015

Arctic Finland presence 2015

Arctic Finland presence 2015 is directly related to the proximity of the country of Finland to the North Pole, the people of Finland history have lived in the same general region well over 10 000 years since the last Ice Age. However, there have been many attempts in the last 2000 year history of the Baltic Finns living in the area and beyond the current borders of Finland to reduce their identity as people to which later became a Nation.

The expansionist Russians and the ambitious leaders of the Soviet Union wanted to squeeze out the indigenous peoples, and other relatively small governments and nation building on the fringes of Soviet Russia, in the Baltic’s and East Europe, to roll them out flat, and put them out of independent service and away into Soviet-style communism storage.
Such was the case in the Port City of Petsamo, on the shore of the Barents Sea in the 1939-45 invasion. The Treaty of Tartu between Finland and Soviet Russia was signed on 14 October 1920; it was negotiated over many months. The treaty confirmed the border between Finland and Soviet Russia after the Finnish civil war and Finnish volunteer expeditions in Russian East Karelia. Ratifications of the treaty were exchanged in Moscow on December 31, 1920. The treaty was registered in the League of Nations Treaty Series on March 5, 1921.

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The Tartu treaty confirmed that the Finnish-Soviet border would follow the old border between the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland and Imperial Russia. Finland additionally received Petsamo, with its ice-free harbour on the Arctic Ocean. As far back as 1864, Tsar Alexander II had promised to join Petsamo to Finland in exchange for a piece of the Karelian Isthmus.
The treaty confirmed the border between Finland and Soviet Russia after the Finnish civil war and Finnish volunteer expeditions in Russian East Karelia. The treaty was registered in the League of Nations Treaty Series on March 5, 1921.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tartu_%28Russian%E2%80%93Finnish%29

Finland access to the Arctic Sea

The Finland nation access to the Arctic Sea was blocked and denied by the Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin, by taking away 10 % of the Finland and the Sea Port of Petsamo from Finland during the 1939-45 invasion wars.
The treaty confirmed the border between Finland and Soviet Russia after the Finnish civil war and Finnish volunteer expeditions in Russian East Karelia. The treaty was registered in the League of Nations Treaty Series on March 5, 1921.
The Tartu treaty confirmed that the Finnish-Soviet border would follow the old border between the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland and Imperial Russia. Finland additionally received Petsamo, with its ice-free harbour on the Arctic Ocean. As far back as 1864, Tsar Alexander II had promised to join Petsamo to Finland in substitution for a piece of the Karelian Isthmus.

On 30 November, Soviet forces invaded Finland with 21 divisions, totalling some 450,000 men, and bombed the Finland capital Helsinki. Later the Finnish statesman J. K. Paasikivi commented that the Soviet attack without a declaration of war violated three different non-aggression pacts: the Treaty of Tartu authorized in 1920, the non-aggression pact between Finland and the Soviet Union confirmed in 1932 and again in 1934, and also the Covenant of the League of Nations, which the Soviet Union authorized in 1934.

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Independent neighbour countries did not want a bar of the Soviet Imperial ambitious band to rule the world as a super power, values and democracy were more important than military dictatorial rule lording it over the smaller and militarily weaker neighbours. The Finland nation access to the Arctic Sea was blocked and denied by the Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin, by taking away 10 % of the Finland and the Sea Port of Petsamo from Finland during the 1939-45 invasion wars.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_War

Proximity to the North Pole

Environment Winters in southern Finland, when the mean daily temperature remains below 0 ° C or 32 ° F, are usually about 100 days long, and in the inland the snow typically covers the land from about late November to April and on the coastal areas such as Helsinki, snow often covers the land from late December to late March.

Its highest point of Finland, the mountain Halti stands at 1,324 metres (4,344 ft), it is found in the extreme north of Lapland at the border between Finland and Norway. The highest mountain whose peak is entirely in Finland is Ridnitsohkka at 1,316 m (4,318 ft), directly adjacent to Halti.

Positioned approximately between latitudes 60 ° and 70 ° N, and longitudes 20 ° and 32 ° E, Finland is definitely one of the world’s northernmost countries. Of world capitals, only Reykjava­k lies more to the north than Helsinki. The distance from the southernmost– Hanko– to the northernmost point in the country– Nuorgam– is 1,160 kilometres (720 mi).

The main factor influencing Finland’s climate is the country’s geographical position between the 60th and 70th northern parallels in the Eurasian continent’s coastal zone. In the Kappen climate classification, the whole of Finland lies in the boreal zone characterized by warm summers and freezing winters. The most severe winter days in Lapland can see the temperature fall down to – 45 ° C (49 ° F). Summers in the north are quite short, only two to three months, but can still see maximum daily temperatures above 25 ° C (77 ° F) during heat waves.

In northern Finland, particularly in Lapland, the winters are long and cold, while the summers are relatively warm but short. The most severe winter days in Lapland can see the temperature fall down to – 45 ° C ( 49 ° F). Summers in the north are quite short, only two to three months, but can still see maximum daily temperatures above 25 ° C (77 ° F) during heat waves.

Ice Age deposits

The retreating glaciers have left the land with moraines deposits in formations of eskers. These are ridges of stratified gravel and sand, running northwest to the southeast, where the ancient edge of the glacier once lay. Among the biggest of these are the three Salpausselka ridges that run spanning southern Finland.

The main factor influencing Finland’s climate is the country’s geographical position between the 60th and 70th northern parallels in the Eurasian continent’s coastal zone. In the Kappen climate classification, the whole of Finland lies in the boreal zone characterized by warm summers and freezing winters. Finland is near enough to the Atlantic Ocean to be continuously warmed by the Gulf Stream.

Arctic Council Chairmanship 2017-18

Arctic Finland presence 2015 and thinking about the Finnish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2017-18, Finland is requiring making the Arctic Council a much more durable treaty-making company and also for holding a conference of leaders of the 8 Arctic countries throughout their Chairmanship.

The Arctic Council subscription consists of the 8 Arctic countries as well as companies standing for 6 native populaces. An even more durable Arctic Council with decision-making power on pan-Arctic source and also various other concerns has actually been suggested.

Finland additionally supplies to organize a top-level Arctic Top to go over the ecological problems of all-natural source exploitation, the authenticity of various stars in the Arctic and also the future of the Arctic Council. Because Finland is an EU participant, (along with Sweden and also Denmark) the EU Arctic Plan will certainly play a function in the Finnish Arctic technique. Arctic teamwork as well as national politics, are partly collaborated through the Arctic Council, made up of the 8 Arctic countries: the United States of America, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, as well as Denmark with Greenland and also the Faroe Islands. The leading government power in Arctic plan stays within the exec workplaces, legal physical bodies, as well as executing companies of the 8 Arctic countries, and also to a minimal degree various other countries, such as United Kingdom, Germany, European Union as well as China. Numerous limit and also source conflicts in the Arctic continue to be unresolved, there is an exceptional consistency of explained plan ordinances amongst Arctic countries as well as a wide agreement towards peace as well as teamwork in the area.

Arctic plan concerns vary, every Arctic country is worried concerning sovereignty and also protection, source advancement, delivering paths, and also ecological security. Numerous borders as well as the source conflicts in the Arctic stay unresolved, there is an impressive consistency of specified plan instructions amongst Arctic countries and also an extensive agreement towards peace and also teamwork in the area.

Arctic teamwork as well as national politics.

Finland’s Method for the Arctic Area was launched June 4, 2010 and also focuses on 7 concerns: protection, atmosphere, economic situation, facilities, native individuals, organizations as well as the European Union.

Finland highlights the relevance of the Arctic Council as an online forum for conversation and also choice production. Finland likewise provides to hold a top-level Arctic Top to review the ecological worries of all-natural source exploitation, the authenticity of various stars in the Arctic as well as the future of the Arctic Council.

Because Finland is an EU participant, (along with Sweden as well as Denmark) the EU Arctic Plan will certainly play a part in the Finnish Arctic method. Finland sustains EU admission as an irreversible onlooker participant of the Arctic Council.

Arctic teamwork, as well as national politics, are partly collaborated by means of the Arctic Council, comprised of the 8 Arctic countries: the United States of America, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, and also Denmark with Greenland as well as the Faroe Islands. The leading government power in Arctic plan stays within the exec workplaces, legal physical bodies, and also executing firms of the 8 Arctic countries, and also to a minimal level various other countries, such as United Kingdom, Germany, European Union as well as China.

Arctic Plan of Finland is Finland’s international connections with various other Arctic nations, as well as Finland’s federal government plans on problems happening within the geographical borders of “the Arctic” or pertaining to the Arctic or its individuals. Because Finland is itself an Arctic country, the Arctic Plan of Finland includes its residential plans as pertains to the Finnish Arctic area.

Finland was essential in the development of the Arctic Council and also continues to be a participant. Finland has actually likewise been included in the Barents Euro-Arctic Council considering that its production in 1993.

Arctic Finland presence 2015

Arctic Finland presence 2015 should be understood in the proper historical context, the old school style for a government, to rob neighbouring countries by the barrel of a gun is not a valid government form, it is called a pariah government. Pariah governments in 2015 need to be confronted with their injustice and corrupted history.

Arctic cruise Review

 Arctic cruise Review

Arctic cruise Review may sound like an experience of a lifetime, and that it can truly be when the timing is right, in good company, the weather shines, nature is kind and the services are exceptional. There are a few Arctic cruise operators to choose from, here are some Arctic cruise options that I picked out while doing a search on the keyword Arctic cruise. I have added a few short paragraphs of their Arctic cruise service, features and a link to the website.

Aurora expeditions

Arctic cruise Review

The high Arctic summer season brings a sense of urgency, and the best way to experience its wonders is on an exciting expedition Arctic cruise. Like the Inuits and Vikings who preceded us, the Aurora Expedition Arctic cruise trips are explorations by the sea.
They use a small polar cruise ship, they ship along the Gulf Stream’s warm currents up Scotland and Norway’s coasts to Spitsbergen, then sail the icy waters to Greenland, Iceland and back again. A short season of long days, the Arctic summer offers sunsets that linger until dawn, snowmelt feeding waterfalls and glaciers that drop massive icebergs into the sea. …The high Arctic summer brings a sense of urgency, and the best way to experience its wonders is on an exciting expedition Arctic cruise. Now with more Arctic cruises to choose from, holidays to the Arctic have never been more exciting. Whether to join for a single voyage or link back-to-back Arctic tours for a more in-depth exploration, your Arctic holiday will be a wilderness adventure you’ll never forget.

http://www.auroraexpeditions.com.au/

Canada Adventures

Arctic cruise Review

This classic Arctic expedition begins by exploring Greenland’s dramatic fiords and dynamic maritime communities. The great ice fiord at Ilulissat, source of the majority of the icebergs in the North Atlantic, is one of many highlights along Greenland’s spectacular western coastline. Across the Davis Strait in Nunavut, the Canadian Arctic experience begins in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet). Opportunities for a polar bear, whales, and muskox abound on Devon Island, while Prince Leopold Island is among Canada’s best birding areas. Dundas Harbour’s abandoned RCMP and HBC posts offer a haunting glimpse into history. At Beechey Island, expedition pays respects at the graves of three of Sir John Franklin’s men. And our departure point, Resolute Bay, memorializes the courage of the Inuit of Canada’s Arctic. The classic Arctic expedition begins by exploring Greenland’s dramatic fiords and dynamic maritime communities. Across the Davis Strait in Nunavut, the Canadian Arctic experience begins in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet). And our departure point, Resolute Bay, memorializes the courage of the Inuit of Canada’s Arctic.

http://www.adventurecanada.com/

Antarctica cruise with Abercrombie & Kent

Arctic cruise Review

Cruise the remote Arctic with Abercrombie & Kent. In the barren landscapes of Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, crystalline glaciers and snow-capped mountaintops watch over a naturalist’s paradise filled with polar bear, walrus, musk oxen and birds. Where other tour operators merely take you to the Arctic, A&K brings you inside this stunning polar region. Enjoy expertly led excursions and intimate lectures by the renowned scientists and authors serving on your Expedition Team, all from aboard the best luxury expedition cruiser plying the Arctic Ocean today. We employ only the most qualified professionals, including top geologists, ornithologists, historians and marine biologists. On an A&K journey to the Arctic, expect enriching lectures and exceptional guidance at every turn.|Cruise the remote Arctic with Abercrombie & Kent. Where other tour operators merely take you to the Arctic, A&K brings you inside this stunning polar region. Enjoy expertly led excursions and intimate lectures by the renowned scientists and authors serving on your Expedition Team, all from aboard the best luxury expedition cruise plying the Arctic Ocean today.
The high Arctic summer brings a sense of urgency, and the best way to experience its wonders is on an exciting expedition Arctic cruise. Now with more Arctic cruises to choose from, holidays to the Arctic have never been more exciting. Whether you join us for a single voyage, or link back-to-back Arctic tours for a more in-depth exploration, your Arctic holiday will be a wilderness adventure you’ll never forget.
Our classic Arctic expedition begins by exploring Greenland’s dramatic fiords and dynamic maritime communities.

http://www.abercrombiekent.com/travel-destinations/arctic-cruise/arctic-guides.cfm

Arctic cruise expedition is an easy way (if affordable) and opportunity to see the natural world in the remote corners of the world where humanity has not spoilt the natural environment from the natural inhabitants, let’s hope it stays that way for a long time to come. Thank you for visiting Arctic Finland and have a great New Year 2015.

Arctic photography

Arctic photography

Arctic photography is a great idea and a fantastic way  to share the unique natural clean Arctic environment with the rest of the world that may not have the opportunity to physically experience the Arctic environment. Let’s face it, the Arctic Polar region is like a fresh water crown on the planet earth.

Arctic  photography from Finland ready online

Arctic Finland photographs are already available online, these images  can be viewed to see how the Arctic Finland looks like, it may inspire you to travel and to experience the Arctic environment for yourself, in any case, the images are available for purchase online right now. There are at least two galleries that can be viewed that contain my photographs from my numerous visits to the Arctic region of Finland over the last 5 years.

Build your own portfolio of digital images and have them online

Arctic photography

If you are inspiring to get more involved with photography in the digital format then here is a great place to start learning from. Also, if you have previous photography experience but you don’t have a well-established gallery with HTML5 website and Social Media-friendly features then here is a great platform offer waiting to be claimed.  Digital image Gallery Online.   

Arctic photography and seasonal changes

Arctic photography of the seasonal changes is a rapid activity in the Arctic region, life moves into a quick gear in the spring season and summer.  There is a very small window of opportunity in the seasonal timeline. Here is a selection of galleries in various seasons and environments.

When is the best time to visit Arctic Finland

For Arctic photography all of the four or eight seasons are unique and part of the seasonal cycle, to leave one out is not really considerate for the natural environment.  However people, limited time available and they have their points of interest in recreation, photography and cultural experiences. If are planning a trip during the Christmas season then visit http://christmasinlapland.net    for ideas and information.  There are many locations that have a strong visitor flow during the Christmas season, one of them being Saariselka town. 

Where to go for a holiday in the Arctic Finland

There are some 8 to 10 regions that have a hub of activities during the winter holiday season.  Here are some of them listed.

  1. Rovaniemi.
  2. Salla
  3. Pyhä / Luosto
  4. Saariselka.
  5. Inari
  6. Ylläs
  7. Lewi
  8. Kilpisjarvi
  9. Pallas.

This list being numbered is not in any particular order, each region is unique with it’s own history, culture, facilities and cultural traditions.  In order of size and modernization, the the order could start from Rovaniemi, Lewi, Yllas, Saariselka, Inari, pyhä/luosto and Kilpisjärvi and Pallas.  That gives you some idea where things stand.  I will update this post and give more details as to what is available at each location.   Enjoy the Arctic Photography video and check out the pictures and please do buy some as well. For those that live in Europe here is a link to print services of the Arctic photographs.

Arctic Finland Arctic Sea

Arctic Finland Arctic Sea

Arctic Finland Arctic Sea is an Arctic country one of many in the Arctic circle of friends. However, only about 1/3 of Finland geographically is situated within the Arctic Circle. Throughout the Arctic Circle, those that are living above the 60th parallel of latitude are predominantly Finns, with these statics being close to 1 in 3. Finland is and Arctic country with historic presence in the cool winter climate of the close Arctic proximity.
The North-East Fennoscandia and now part of Finland area was originally indigenous peoples inhabited. There are cave paintings that go back to 9000 to 6000 BC in the Finnmark region of the current Norway http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway . It later became under the influence of the kingdom of Sweden In 1533, it became part of Russia. In 1920, the area became part of Finland. The area was later annexed and ceded over in 1944 to the Soviet Union under the World War 2 expansionist ambitions of the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.

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Arctic Sea fish resources

Arctic Finland Arctic Sea on the shore of the Arctic Sea came about by the Treaty of Tartu.

Treaty of Tartu (Russian: Тартуский мирный договор, Finnish: Tarton rauha) between Finland and the Soviet Russia that was signed on 14 October 1920 after negotiations that lasted four months. The treaty confirmed the border between Finland and Soviet Russia after the Finnish civil war and Finnish volunteer expeditions in Russian East Karelia. Ratifications of the treaty were exchanged in Moscow on December 31, 1920. The treaty was registered in the League of Nations Treaty Series on March 5, 1921.
The treaty confirmed that the Finnish-Soviet border would follow the old border between the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland and Imperial Russia. Finland additionally received Petsamo, with its ice-free harbor on the Arctic Ocean. As far back as 1864, Tsar Alexander II had promised to join Petsamo to Finland in exchange for a piece of the Karelian Isthmus.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tartu

That was the era in history from 1920 to 1939 that Finland had access to the Arctic Sea for the natural resources of fishing by the Port of Petsamo. It was blocked by the Soviet Union invasion in 1939 and a few years later became annexed in 1945. Before this, Finland had access to the Barents Sea from 1920 to 1939.

Arctic Finland Arctic Sea

Arctic Finland Arctic Sea

Extremes of Finland

Lapland is one of the northernmost provinces in Finland and there are periods of time during the summer when the sun does not set for weeks on end. However, during the winter month’s the sun stays below the horizon for weeks at a time. It is during winter in Finland that snow coats the region and rivers freeze completely. The cold and frigid temperatures are nothing new to those living in Finland. Temperatures below 30 degrees Celsius are common during winter, and in the summer season, the temperatures can rise above 30+ degrees Celsius.

Surviving Arctic Conditions

Those living in Finland have become used to the Arctic conditions that come with the close proximity to the North pole, tradition and culture in the region has adopted the cultures to the Arctic conditions over time. In terms of international trade, Finland is often referred to as an island. This is due to the fact that most export and important is done by sea. Even though the weather in Finland can be treacherous and unpredictable, that has not stopped Finish ports from being kept ice free at all times. This allows Finland to be known as the top maritime industry location. Did you know that more than half of the world’s ice-breakers are produced in Finland?

Arctic Finland Arctic Sea Importance to Finland

Arctic Finland Arctic Sea has sustainable practical use in the maritime industry integral to Finland, but construction and the mining industry have also become to  mine in Finland. The Arctic conditions of this region historically have been manipulated to allow certain industries to succeed in the unique sensitive Arctic environment.

Access to the Barents Sea

Finland had access to the Barents Sea fishing by the Port of Petsamo from 1920 to 1939, but the access was blocked by the expansion ambitions of the Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin in 1939 and 1944. It is reasonable for Finland to petition for the return of the land that was wrongfully taken away in 1940 and 1944 along the shoreline of the Arctic Ocean. It is a practical gesture that does affect the economy of Finland, natural resources and energy that Finland provides to the Arctic region, its access is called for and should be granted.  The Gulf of Finland was a natural resource for fishing in Finland, however by the encroachment of Soviet Union into the territory of Finland in the Karelian Isthmus and the ever growing population of Russian Petersburg has reached over 4 million, the large city  population on the shores of Gulf of Finland had degraded the quality of the waters and the health of the fish in the Gulf of Finland. So it is logical and reasonable that the bilateral relations of neighboring countries are respected, and not dictated by military force as in 1939. Arctic Finland  Arctic Sea is the key for understanding history with a balanced perspective.

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Arctic Finland

Arctic Finland

Arctic Finland can be defined as the area north of “66° 33′ 44″ , which is the parallel latitude of the Arctic circle.   North Finland region is called Lapland, it covers an area total of  98,984 square kilometers. There are two common names used to describe the terrain in the Arctic Finland:

  • Tundra (fells without trees).
  • Taiga (areas and fells with rich tree cover).

 

Tundra name describes the environment vegetation of the small and the large hills which are also called Fells, as well as the relatively big mountains (800+ meters from base) that also called fells,  that are usually bare of any significant tree growth.  The vegetation on the ground can be very lush in areas where there are natural springs and rich soils, with swamps, beet bogs and moss.  Other areas the hills and small mountains can be very rocky, eroding with only small shrubs, grasses and wildflowers  that grow during the short summer months.  Arctic Finland  area differs a lot from the environment of the south, east and west Finland, the south, east and west Finland  in most part is generally flat with lots of lakes, ridges, creeks, rivers and swamps.  The environment towards the north gradually starts to get more of the adulating hills and fells, and towards the border of Norway the fells are more like the extreme steep jaw dropping cliff mountains.  The highest altitude fell in the Arctic Finland is  called Halti fell, in Finnish called “Haltitunturi”. In the northern Sami language called, “Háldi”,  in the Swedish language called “Haldefjäll”.  It is the highest fell inside the Finland borders at 1,324 meters (4,344 ft) above sea level.    Halti fell is located on the North West point of Finland very close to the border with Norway.   Coordinates     69°18′28″N 21°16′20″E.

The map showing below is from Wikipedia maps.

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