May is magical! I did one of my all time best hikes, by skiing, and the very next day we went canoeing and swam on a beach!
I've been skiing quite a lot this winter. Sometimes along ski tracks, but mostly outside any tracks. See pics of winter hiking!
Midwinter is demanding time to hike, but sometimes this time of the year can offer unique experiences. I saw magnificent landscapes last week!
Going out to nature does good to us, that is generally known. It's always fun, and sometimes you encounter even more. I saw this weekend something special, a first in my life.
Right now the ice on lakes is thawing out. It's not possible to walk or ski on the lakes, but it's not possible to canoe on them either. This happens for a couple of weeks every late autumn and late winter. See pics!
What is spring? Walking on paths decorated with green and flowers? Or skiing?
Photos from some of the most beautiful ski tracks in Finnish Lapland.
There are good aspects in city life, but there are very good aspects in living far into the countryside, too. We live in the middle of forest, and we enjoy that. See what animal tracks we have spotted lately!
After these last two months let's now return to more normal kind of hiking. Two short stories of hiking with kids in winter: skiing and skating.
Skiing in white-out for many days... How is it going to be with our goal to stand on top of Finland, Halti fell, when the millennia changes? Is it too stormy? No, we get extraordinarily good weather for that very day!
Our two months long backpacking expedition across Lapland ends in this post. I also ponder what did I learn/get from this hike.