Ivalo

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Ivalo
AvveelAvvilÂˊvvel
Village
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
CountryFinland
RegionLapland
MunicipalityInari
Population (2015)
 • Total3 062
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Ivalo (Inari Sami: Avveel, Northern Sami: Avvil, Skolt Sami: Âˊvvel; Russian: Ивало) 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.[citation needed]

The "midnight sun" is above the horizon from 24 May to 22 July (70 days), and the period with continuous daylight lasts a bit longer, polar night from 28 November to 9 January (43 days).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inari Lapland". Archived from the original on 2010-09-09. Retrieved 2009-09-17.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Ivalo at Wikimedia Commons