The 1670 voyage of la Martinière

Travel by reindeer sled

Travel by reindeer sled in Lapland. The reindeer ran so quickly that "…we thought we were drawn by multitudes of Devils", wrote the French surgeon, who repeatedly suggested the presence of something demonic in the Samis' reindeer.

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The Northern Lights Route is part of The Council of Europe Cultural Routes. The Cultural Routes are an invitation to Europeans to wander the paths and explore the places where the unity and diversity of our European identity were forged.