This week has been the annual winter holiday at schools in the south of Finland. Also known as the “ski holiday”, the break is held during different weeks in schools in different parts of the country. This is a card my uncle sent on year 2006. His family spends winter and autumn holidays in Lapland almost every year.
Fell Lapland is an area in West Lapland with a cluster of fells including Pallas, Olos, Ylläs and Levi. Of the municipalities in the area, Muonio is located in the ‘lower arm’ of Finland, Enontekiö in the ‘arm of Finland’, while the municipalities of Kittilä and Kolari are further south. What makes Fell Lapland different is the indigenous Sámi culture that still thrives in the district and having verifiably Europe’s cleanest nature.
This card is for Fari from Switzerland.We spent this week with our daughter and her two sons near this beautiful, old town.
Kristinestad is authentic and picturesque wooden town with its wooden fences stems from the 18th and 19th centuries. It is one of Scandinavia’s best preserved wooden towns.
Kristinestad was the first town in Finland to become a member of the international Cittaslow Network. Cittaslow's goals include improving the quality of life in towns by slowing down its overall pace, especially in a city's use of spaces and the flow of life and traffic through them. Cittaslow is part of a cultural trend known as the Slow movement.
This is my post for Postcard Friendship Friday hosted on Beth Niquette's blog, The Best Hearts are Crunchy. Just click on the button.