I like to navigate with paper map and compass. However, I have learned how super handy the smartphone map apps are. They show exactly where you are, which way is the trail you were following and so on. Here's tips to map apps, and advice on how to obtain free offline topographic maps for Finland.
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! 🙂
Story of a 600 km long hike. Outside marked trails, using ultralight approach.
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.
In Finland there are a lot of bogs, about 30% of land area. Does that mean Finland has a difficult terrain for a hiker? No, not at all. Let me tell why.
See some example pages in advance from my new book! Book Suomen autiotuvat (Wilderness huts of Finland) is going to be published at the end of this week.
Do you like Google Maps? Or do you find them annoyingly imprecise when you are heading out to the wilds? I love topographic maps, and they are available free on-line.