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Filmmakers Talk About Living With Finland's Reindeer Cowboys

Filmmakers Talk About Living With Finland's Reindeer Cowboys | Finland | Scoop.it

When filmmakers Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel started looking for modern-day cowboys to follow for their new documentary, they didn't start in the American West. Instead, they looked to Finland (map).

Oreck and Teel are fascinated by how people interact with the world around them, and their film, Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys, brings viewers into the lives of Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki. The two brothers lead a collective of herders who manage the last group of wild reindeer in Finland.

The film was nominated for best documentary feature at this year'sTribeca Film Festival.

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Arctic Fringe, Northern Lights, and Finnish Romance | Hustle to Paradise

Arctic Fringe, Northern Lights, and Finnish Romance | Hustle to Paradise | Finland | Scoop.it

Arctic Fringe, Northern Lights, and Finnish Romance http://t.co/j6BnAJyq 

 

"My Romance in Finland

About a month later, I was in Helsinki, Finland. I met a beautiful girl named Milla.

When she found out that I had never been to a sauna, she demanded I meet her in her small hometown in the middle of the Lake District in Finland. Traditional Finnish Saunas are very important in Finnish culture.

Well a few days later I met her in her hometown. We drove to a lake together, and got out of the car. She approached an old, overturned rowboat. “Can you help me flip it?” she must have noticed the confused look on my face because she smiled and said, “We have to row there...”

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ABB to power Arctic icebreakers - Offshore

ABB to power Arctic icebreakers - Offshore | Finland | Scoop.it
ABB has won a $40 million-plus contract to provide energy-efficient power and propulsion systems for two new icebreaking vessels set to work offshore eastern Russia.
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Sampo Arctic Icebreaker - ICEBREAKER

Sampo Arctic Icebreaker - ICEBREAKER | Finland | Scoop.it
Trip aboard an icebreaker in Finland http://t.co/Q5aAIC3...
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And you thought it was cold here: Beautiful pictures capture the eerie stillness of Lapland's frozen sub-Arctic forests

And you thought it was cold here: Beautiful pictures capture the eerie stillness of Lapland's frozen sub-Arctic forests | Finland | Scoop.it
The stunning scenes were captured by Finnish photographer Tiina Tormanen, who works nearby but was nevertheless blown away by the area's ethereal beauty. (Amazing pictures of Lapland published by the Daily Mail.
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Eye on the Arctic - Greenpeace slams Finland oil drilling deal

Eye on the Arctic - Greenpeace slams Finland oil drilling deal | Finland | Scoop.it

Finnish state-owned companies should not participate in oil drilling activities in Arctic Sea areas, says environmental group Greenpeace.
The NGO has expressed disappointment at a deal between Arctia Offshore, a subsidiary of state-owned Arctia Shipping, and Shell, which calls for dispatching Finnish icebreakers to Alaska to secure Shell's drilling operations in the area.

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Subsea World News - Finland

Subsea World News - Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Turku Repair Yard which is a subsidiairy of the concern BLRT Grupp upgraded once again a scientific ship for expeditions Akademik Fjodorov which participates in research of the Arctic.
During works that continued for 30 days special geophysical equipment for seismic sounding of sea bottom contour and researching the Arctic was installed in the ship.
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