Bus tours in the Sea Lapland area have a touch of the two countries and a glimpse for the times under the Swedish and Russian rule. In your mind you can travel back to for example beginning of the 1900s when the soldiers marched frequently in the city centres.
When the industrial growth gave wealth to the people living on the countryside, they got a chance to earn more and show off their gold pocket clocks. The border has throughout history given a chance to trade in a legal or illegal way. The smuggling has made people come up with many inspirational ways to transport goods over the border.