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The Spirit of the River

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The Tornio River is the stream of life. It flows freely and wildly from northern Lapland, from Lake Tornio down to the Bothnian Bay. It has through the ages created the opportunity to live here far in the north. The river is fascinating, it attracts, captures, dazzles, and leaves an impression in every soul. Likewise, it comforts and heals the broken mind.

The song “The Spirit of the River” describes the mysticism and intensity of the river. It is like life itself, flowing sometimes fiercely, sometimes more peacefully.

VisaNordica – The Sound of the Northern Lights Route

The stories behind the songs were collected by singer/artist/landscape architect Elina Söderström and singer-songwriter/producer Esa Rautiainen at Studio E-City, members also in the music group of VisaNordica. Our task in this project was to make songs with historical perspective. We hope You enjoy the musical journey along the Northern Lights Route with us!

Elina Söderström, Project Manager, Studio E-City ky

Joen Henki

Tornionjoki on elämän virta. Se virtaa vapaana ja villinä pohjoisesta Lapista, Torniojärvestä alas Perämereen. Se on kautta aikojen luonut mahdollisuuden elämään täällä kaukana pohjoisessa. Joki on kiehtova, se vetää puoleensa, vangitsee, häikäisee, jättäen jäljen jokaiseen sieluun. Se myös lohduttaa ja eheyttää risaisen mielen.

Laulu Joen Henki kuvaa joen mystisyyttä ja voimakkuutta. Se on kuin elämä itse, joka virtaa eteenpäin, väliin kiihkeämmin, välillä rauhallisemmin.


Country of origin: Finland

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FINLAND

Saila Puukko
Lapland UAS

Kauppakatu 58
95400 Tornio

+358 (0)40 7528573

FINLAND

Elina Söderström
Studio E-City ky

Saarenpäänkatu 39
95430 Tornio

+358 (0)44 0931214

NORWAY

Inger Birkelund
ihana! AS

Hovedveien 2
N-9151 Storslett

+47 92055728

SWEDEN

Annika Kronqvist
Svefi Academy

Torget 3
SE-953 32 Haparanda

+46 922 688 17

SWEDEN

Erling Fredriksson
JORD Ek. För.

Kyrkbacken 21
980 61 Tärendö
0046-(0)978-718 39
0046-(0)70-5478789

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