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! 🙂
Hiking is not a dangerous hobby - unless you do something really stupid. I was so stupid in crossing river Lätäseno I almost died.
Is there any sense in hiking ultralight? Is it safe? Is it only for marked trails? Can you enjoy your hike if you discard many of the equipment you usually carry? Yes, yes, no and yes.
Do you nurture dreams about hiking 1000 kilometers? Or backpacking for a month or two? Here's first of a series of posts on these subjects.
What are The Big Four in Finland? Is it a great thing there are bears and wolves in our forests, or is it a scary thing? There's no doubt what my opinion is in this matter.
There is a saying 'Autumn colors are at their best in Lapland 10 o-clock on 10th September.' Is there any truth in that? And what plants produce this fantastic phenomenon?
If you come from abroad, national parks are very good destinations to hike in, for they naturally present the very best Finland has to offer. However, if you live in Finland, or stay here for a longer period, you should know that national parks are just a tip of an iceberg. There are hundreds of hiking destinations suitable for weekend hiking, and thousands of great day hiking destinations. Short description of a paddling hike to one of those not so known places, and also thoughts about autumn.