Lake Inari is the third largest lake in Finland. It is located in the northern part of Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle. The lake is 117–119 meters above sea level. The freezing period normally extends from November to early June. The most well known islands of the lake are Hautuumaasaari (“Graveyard Island”), which served as cemetery of ancient Sami people and Ukonkivi (“Ukko’s Stone”), a historical sacrifice place of the ancient habitants of the area. There are over 3,000 islands in total. Trout, lake salmon, white fish, perch and pike are found in Lake Inari’s waters. The lake covers 1,040 square kilometres. It empties northwards to Barents Sea.
The panorama picture is taken on the first of June in 2008 at Inari lake, close to Inari village. Ice is just disappearing at a small bay. All ice was gone around 12th June. The picture is stiched of three pictures by Photoshop. (Canon 5D, 16-35 at 22 mm, 7.1). Click the picture! Cick the picture again!