The museum itself is an impressive building, modern, good looking, and it sticks out in the general mood of Vuollerim´s rural community - 40´s esthetic. As one approaches there is a strong smell of tar in the air. This is how the wood of the building is treated, just like the wooden church in Kiruna, which reaked of tar when I visited it, some 15 years ago.
As you know, I´m an ardent admirer of Time Team profiles like Phil Harding, and how can one not be? Consider that this is what they have found on the banks of the Luleå river:
|quarts and slate|
|and actual dwelling|
Which was great, since two of us are enthusiastic photographers.
Unfortunately, they have no guide to the excavation site down by the river at this time, and we felt that perhaps that was necessary to appreciate it, so although one can go there, we decided to refrain and make this our one reason to return to Vuollerim.
To top this off: a perfect lunch at the local hotel, yellow peasoup (yum!), pancakes with raspberrys, and excellently brewed coffee.
After which we headed for the next interesting visit in Vuollerim. More about that later.