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.
Week seven out of nine... Do you know how to camp in -32°C, in snowy conditions? Here's some tips.
Our journey continues in cold and beautiful weather. You know what's the most implausible thing about Game of Thrones? I'll tell you what.
Week five means Lemmenjoki National Park, and –30°C. Cold and beautiful! Oh yes, and it's the midpoint of our journey now.
Have you ever dreamed of a really long hike? Like two months or so. Here starts a story of such an expedition. This hike was not easy all the time, but the journey was completely unforgettable.
If you want to head deep into a wilderness, you should rather choose another season than midwinter. But if you know what you are doing, of course it is always possible to go for a longer trek. Let's see the most challenging conditions Finland has to offer.
There is many kinds of hiking. Sometimes it is nice to face challenges, but often it is wonderful to take it easy. To enjoy beautiful scenery during day and return to a luxurious cabin for the evening.
I had first thought I would always tell about one nice hike during the month I'm writing the current blog post, but then I started to think that as I begin the blog in December, I will not lure anyone to hike in Finland if I only describe my hikes in December and January... Those are the harshest months of our year. So I decided I will select always two opposite months! In December I'll tell about a longer ski tour in December, but also about a summer day hike in June. In January the months I'll be telling about are January and July, and so on.