We left Kuopio and stopped in the university town of Oulu, situation on Bothnian Bay. Oulo has the liveliest market square in Finland and its position on the waterfront is very appealing. The square is bordered by old wooden storehouses which have been renovated into cafes' and restuarants. We strolled around the markets and the waterfront and had a lovely lunch at a bar on the edge of the square. We sat outside in the sun and enjoyed a few ales and the Finnish Traditional Salmon Soup. The music selection here was great, 60, 70 and 80's music. We then continued our journey to Rovaniemi following the shoreline as far as Kemi before heading inland. We checked into our hotel for the next two nights at the Scandic Rovaniemi. After a quick shower we took an optional excursion and delighted in a traditional Lapp dinner in a "kota-hut" restuarant, which is a wooden hut with central open fireplace. The staff wre dress in traditional "Sami" costumes. The main meal was White Fish which was caught this afternoon by the Sami's. The male and female toilet doors were interesting with little wooden figures nailed on them. You will have to look at the pictures to figure them out.