Have you ever celebrated Christmas in wilderness? Try it some day, I recommend! Here's how we spent our Christmas in a wilderness hut 50 km from nearest road. Naturally also lots of skiing in this post.
Millennium hike, part 7: Tarvantovaara
Week seven out of nine... Do you know how to camp in -32°C, in snowy conditions? Here's some tips.
Millennium hike, part 6: Pöyrisjärvi
Our journey continues in cold and beautiful weather. You know what's the most implausible thing about Game of Thrones? I'll tell you what.
Millennium hike, part 4: Muotkatunturit
The two month expedition continues across Muotkatuturit Wilderness Area. Today's topics: weather, feelings, dreams, reindeer...
Millennium hike: Town day
We are now spending a rest day in town after having finished first of three three week legs across wilderness. Guess what was perhaps the nicest thing (after a shower)?
Millennium hike, part 2: Kaldoaivi
Our two month backpacking expedition continues. Week 2, wilderness number two: Kaldoaivi. We finally get to ski, after carrying our skis for ten days!
Millennium hike, part 1: Vätsäri
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.
Millennium hike: two months in wilderness (prologue)
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.
Long distance hiking
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.
Bogs, easy or difficult to traverse?
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.