Lapland is a flat and white land running to the North Pole, its silent solitude is palpable. Everywhere the faint reflection of snow; a white mantle that covers 388 000 square kilometers for seven months a year. Ivalo is a small town near Lake Inari, one of Finland’s thousands lakes, three hundred kilometers north of the Arctic Pole. Ivalo has 2 000 inhabitants, five gas stations, two market stores, and no hospital. It lays on the boundary position that leads to the complete wilderness. It is the last sign of human civilization. The last town that tourists can reach with an air transport. A small glass airport in the middle of nowhere surrounded by snow and ice. The only reason of this building being there is the number of tourists visiting Lapland.
All photos taken by Elena Brunello ©