Saturday, March 08, 2008

Photos from Lapland again

The traditional Lappish accommodation is the kota, a kind of teepee. The ones we saw were made from wood, and shaped like teepees familiar from Westerns. In the centre would be an open fire, with a supply of wood. In addition to keeping the teepee warm, this would be used for heating drinks and cooking.

The "traditional" fare offered was warmed berry juice (think hot Ribena) and grilled pancakes, with berry jam or sugar, served in carved wooden cups and bowls. Around the edge of the kota would be wooden benches, covered in reindeer fur.