Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Kittilä, Finland

It's 81ºF right now, so I need to post a card with snow to combat the weather. This card, FI-656493, is one of the first cards I received. It was kind of mysterious since it had only a short message on the back from the sender and no explanation of the photo on the front.

However, my Google-fu has shed a bit of light on the situation. Kätkänpesä is apparently a lodge at the Levi ski resort in Kittilä, in Finnish Lapland. (By the way, in case you are wondering how to get the "ä", type first option-u, then "a".) According to someone much more knowledgeable about this place than I am, if you ever find yourself at Levi, you should:
  • Visit a reindeer farm, husky farm too.
  • Discover the many art galleries and museums including the Galleria Raekallio, the art gallery of painter Reijo Raekallio and the Sarestoniemi Museum.
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Arctic light by day; wonder at the aurora by night, if you are lucky.
  • Venture out on snowshoe and snowmobile safaris near Levi.
  • Consider spending Christmas in Levi.

The stamp is from a set of four "With Greetings" stamps. This one depicts a cup of coffee and a letter.

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