Have you ever dreamed of spending the Christmas in wilderness? I've spent two Christmas Eves in a wilderness hut, far away from nearest road, and I can recommend the experience! Wilderness huts that originally were reindeer herders' huts is the main topic this time, though.
Did you know there has been two gold rushes in Finnish Lapland? Gold digging with spade and pan is a peculiar kind of activity that has left many interesting huts and other monuments in those two areas.
One early reason to build shelters deep in the wilderness was hunting and fishing. Here you'll find some examples of wilderness huts that were originally built for those purposes.
There are hundreds of open wilderness huts in Finland. How come there are so many, and why? There are ten main reasons for building huts, and these reasons show interesting history about moving about in the wilderness. This post is an index to ten posts about this subject.
Autumn colors are over for this year now, but come and see six pics!
I've been hiking a lot lately, and therefore I've had too little time for blogging. I try to be more active now! Here's some pics from first snow hikes.
From book reviews: "This really is guidebook writing at its best." "Overall, this is one of the best guidebooks I’ve seen on backpacking in Scandinavia." "The book does a very good job at its two main tasks. Does it make me want to go hiking in Finland? Yes. Does it give me the information I need to do so? Yes." (I stuck this post to the top of my blog, so the newest post is below this one.)