Ivalo

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Ivalo
AvveelAvvilÂˊvvel
Village
Ivalo Airport
Ivalo Airport
Ivalo is located in Finland
Ivalo
Ivalo
Location in Finland
Coordinates: 68°39′N 027°33′E / 68.650°N 27.550°E / 68.650; 27.550Coordinates: 68°39′N 027°33′E / 68.650°N 27.550°E / 68.650; 27.550
Country Finland
Region Lapland
Municipality Inari
Population (2003)
 • Total 3,998

Ivalo (Inari Sami: Avveel, Northern Sami: Avvil, Skolt Sami: Âˊvvel) is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Lake Inari. It has a population of 3,998 as of 2003 and a small airport. 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Ivalo is a very popular resort named Saariselkä.[1] Many tourists visit this place every year for winter sports (downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, husky and reindeer sledge riding) and for summer activities (trekking and hiking in the Saariselkä fjells, canoeing in Lapland's rivers, mountain biking, panning for gold, fishing, etc.).

Ivalo was severely damaged during the Lapland War (1944–1945) by retreating German troops led by Generaloberst Lothar Rendulic; the village was subsequently extensively rebuilt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inari Lapland". Retrieved 2009-09-17. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Ivalo at Wikimedia Commons