Arctic Finland

Arctic Finland

Arctic Finland is an area within the Arctic Circle that starts at the 66’ 33 N latitude.  Arctic Circle as a whole in 2012 is the parallel of latitude that runs 66° 33′ 44″ north of Equator.  The position of the Arctic Circle is not fixed. It directly depends on the Earth’s axial tilt, caused by the tidal forces of the Ocean waters resulting from the orbit of the Moon.


The largest city in Arctic Finland is Rovaniemi, which is located on the edge of the Arctic Circle; the city has a population of almost 61,000 and is the largest settlement in Arctic Finland. VIDEO.  Arctic Finland. The Arctic Circle passes through continents and Seas, waters and territories:

  • Arctic Ocean
  • Scandinavian Peninsula
  • North Asia
  • Northern America
  • Greenland

The land on the Arctic Circle is divided among eight countries:

  1. Norway
  2. Sweden
  3. Finland
  4. Russia
  5. United States (Alaska)
  6. Canada
  7. Denmark (Greenland)
  8. Iceland offshore island of Grímsey.
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The region north of the Arctic  circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south is called the Northern Temperate Zone. The equivalent polar opposite in the Southern Hemisphere is called the Antarctic Circle. The Arctic area north of the Arctic Circle is about 20,000,000 square kilometers and covers 4% of the Earth. The Arctic Circle is the southernmost latitude in the Northern Hemisphere at which the sun can remain continuously above the horizon during the June solstice, also known as the time period of the summer midnight sun, the sun does also stay below the horizon for a very long time during the winter which peaks during the December solstice for 24 hours at a time.

Arctic Finland before world war two.

Arctic Finland extended further north during the early nineteen century, Finland borders reached all the way to the Barents Sea to the Port of Petsamo, in the early centuries the national borders were not so clearly defined or set in concrete.  In the Arctic region particularly with the Nomadic indigenous Sami peoples of the Fennoscandia they were nomads living as nomads do, they traveled across borders seasonally and went where the resources were for their seasonal daily tribal needs.  People of the Arctic Finland have lived and survived within the Arctic region for many centuries, including the shores of the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea.  The concept of land ownership in the minds of the indigenous peoples of Fennoscandia was not conceived until the Territorial minded foreigners came to the land of their ancestors.  Until then the Nomadic people’s traveled light and they did not horde possessions  in the way that the industrial revolution would introduce and esteem.     The official borders to the Barents for Arctic Finland people  began from the Treaty of Tartu in 1920.

Territorial wars

The most common cause of wars and conflict between bordering countries has been over territory, without self control and spiritual discipline the human lust for more is insatiable, which is always apparent to the victims of the conquest wars.  In a civilized modern world where high technology has increased the human capacity for learning and made learning resources more available for more people with less.  Natural resources of the Arctic Circle should be respected with new constraints and moral standards, we know from the past experiences all over the world what miners and oil drillers leave behind when they exploit the natural resources.  You have to ask the question, what is important in the end, a respectful spiritual life lived out in moderation in sharing wisdom, or uncontrolled consuming greed that satisfies no one in long term but rather is just a self destructive behavior pattern overall.    Arctic Finland is no exception; influence always starts from individuals making choices for better or for worse.  There has to be a moral frame work where to base decisions on, whether they are personal decisions, future decisions or company policy decisions.  There are energy forces in the human nature that can easily swing the baton of power either way in regards to what is acceptable, those without clear personal convictions for personal values, will work to erode the good standards that others have sacrificed their life time to preserve a respectful spiritual life.  There are good examples of people in all countries and communities all over the world, of humble spirits living their lives and influencing their community towards a respectful life, they enrich the community life, doing to others as they would want others do to them, including in the Arctic Finland.

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