Story about ski touring across wilderness areas in Lapland. More pics and less text this time.
A tale of a 165 km unsupported solo skiing expedition off tracks. Isn't it dangerous to solo hike? Especially in winter, and in a large uninhabited wilderness? Well, yes it may be, but when you know what you are doing, not much.
Are you an expert on animal tracks? Or would you like to try your luck? Here's 12 photos of animal tracks you can see in Finnish Lapland in winter. Answers at the bottom of the page.
Heading out for a winter expedition in Finnish Lapland. What animal tracks you can expect to see? Snow records every movement of animals and it is great fun to see who has passed and what have they done!
What do you mean by word skiing? And what about winter hiking, can you do it in your country without skis? This is a long post.
This is a true story of a winter backpacking tour in -50°C. Weather forecasts had predicted -25, but the truth was... memorable!
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!
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.
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.