Lake Inari

Lake Inari (Finnish: Inarijärvi/Inarinjärvi, Northern Sami: Anárjávri, Inari Sami: Aanaarjävri, Skolt Sami: Aanarjäuˊrr, Swedish: Enare träsk, Norwegian: Enaresjøen) is the third largest lake in Finland and the largest lake in Sápmi. It is located in the northern part of Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle. The lake is 117–119 meters above sea level and it is regulated at the Kaitakoski power plant in Russia. 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 inhabitants 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 through the Paatsjoki at the mouth of the Varangerfjord, which is a bay of Barents Sea.

Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials book series, chose this lake to be the home of the witch Serafina Pekkala.

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Vätsäri Wilderness Area - Recreation
... Most recreation takes place around Lake Inari, although a limited number of visitors hike into the fells ... Lake Inari offers good fishing, making it a popular visitor attraction in the reserve ... Boating on the lake is popular and harbors are located in Inari, Veskoniemi and Nellim, in addition to several places where boats can be launched ...
Paatsjoki River Hydroelectric Plants - Description
... The Paatsjoki River flows from Lake Inari in Finland and for most of its duration, it marks the border between Russia and Norway ... River, Agreement from 29.04.59 about regulating the control of Lake Inari concerning hydroelectric installations and the Kaitakoski Dam between the Soviet Union, Finland, and Norway.) About 85% of the electricity ... The list is in downstream order, from Lake Inari to the Barents Sea ...

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