Category Archives: Sweden

Snow shoeing on a frozen lake

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Vita Huset Folk Museum

A very interesting little museum, well worth a visit if you are in Karesuando. The entrance is 3 Euros ( includes a coffee and a homemade cake and the opportunity to talk to the very knowledgeable and friendly staff ).

“Vita Huset is a folk museum in a former policemen’s residence, with evocative photos depicting Finn civilians fleeing the retreating German forces in 1944, their cattle in tow. Dozens were rescued by Olga Raattamaa, a local from Kummavuopio depicted in one of the photos. She rowed the refugees across the river to safety in Sweden and they were then de-loused in this very building.” Lonely Planet

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