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! 🙂
This is a true story of a winter backpacking tour in -50°C. Weather forecasts had predicted -25, but the truth was... memorable!
Let's forget snow and freezing temperatures for a while: let's see what Finland looks like in the opposite part of year, July. Imagine a hot day. Have you tried combining swimming and hiking?
January is one of the least hiked months in my calendar. There are several reasons, like cold, shortage of light etc. But this is also great time to see aurora borealis, and with right equipment and attitude a good hiking month like the eleven others!
Different definitions of a national park. Largest forested wilderness in Europe? And also a bit about long (multi-month) treks...
Finland chose to give Hossa to itself as a 100 year birthday present, by establishing the newest National Park in Finland to Hossa. Hossa already was a National Hiking Area since 1979. What changed when it was converted to a National Park?
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.