When it's really cold, what do you wear on your hands? When you are hiking, that is spending all the day outside, it's crucially important to have proper kind of handwear. Here's my choices.
I like to navigate with paper map and compass. However, I have learned how super handy the smartphone map apps are. They show exactly where you are, which way is the trail you were following and so on. Here's tips to map apps, and advice on how to obtain free offline topographic maps for Finland.
There are good aspects in city life, but there are very good aspects in living far into the countryside, too. We live in the middle of forest, and we enjoy that. See what animal tracks we have spotted lately!
Hiking in Finland – Day Trips and Backpacking Expeditions. That's the name of the book I've been writing for the last year. It will be published in March 2019. Day hiking, multi-day expeditions, skills needed here up north, seasons, hiking with kids, winter hiking, best destinations, GPX tracks, everything about hiking in Finland! 🙂
After these last two months let's now return to more normal kind of hiking. Two short stories of hiking with kids in winter: skiing and skating.
Skiing in white-out for many days... How is it going to be with our goal to stand on top of Finland, Halti fell, when the millennia changes? Is it too stormy? No, we get extraordinarily good weather for that very day! Our two months long backpacking expedition across Lapland ends in this post. I also ponder what did I learn/get from this hike.
Have you ever celebrated Christmas in wilderness? Try it some day, I recommend! Here's how we spent our Christmas in a wilderness hut 50 km from nearest road. Naturally also lots of skiing in this post.