Welcome to follow a two month long backpacking expedition through the wilderness of Finnish Lapland. This hike took place in November and December 1999. The very first day was... quite a disaster.
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.
Story of a 600 km long hike. Outside marked trails, using ultralight approach.
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?