“The mail ships leave the entire coast of the country, which extends northward from mountains to in regular scheduled services and start in many places, which the normal” cruise ships are not visited. In part the Hurtigruten provide even places with food and mail from the country side are not accessible at all. The comfort on these ships is very pleasant and the atmosphere is casual. The most intense experience of the Norwegian archipelago, Islands and fjords is the focus of a Nordland post ships of the Hurtigruten cruise. Terminus”of the Hurtigruten is by no means the North Cape, but the southwest of Kirkenes. Its hinterland lies less in Norway than in Finnish Lapland with its endless expanse and its lakes, among which the Inari is the largest. Here put the rags with their reindeer herds across the tundra, as before and deceives the mostly simple despite the picturesque costume outside of these people across slightly above that they are filthy rich, because their herds are worth a fortune, of which many Central European normal earners hard to dream dare.
The capital of Finnish Lapland is Rovaniemi, located barely, namely nine miles below the Arctic circle. It was destroyed in 1944 almost entirely like Hammerfest and after the second World War II rebuilt according to the plans of the famous Finnish architect Professor Alvar Aalto. So a modern metropolis of 25,000 inhabitants, with wide streets and stone houses instead of the old wooden buildings presents today to the visitors. On the church square, a Memorial commemorates the fighters for the independence of the country from 1918 while the logger statue pointing out the economic base, of Rovaniemi. Because on the Ounasjoki River, which empties here into the Kemisjoki, be annual enormous quantities of wood from fed. The fur trade also is of importance. Kirkenes in turn has about 4,000 inhabitants and is especially important as a shipping port for the ore from the mines in Bjornevatn, eleven kilometres away.