A short story of a rainy day on fells, and then a perfect day on the fells!
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.
If you want to hike in Finland in July, you need to prepare for two things. July is the hottest month in Finland, which is a blessing and a curse.
This is continuation to last week's post. This time our goal was to walk 100 km in 24 hours. Did we succeed this time? And what are the important things if you mean to walk very long day marches?
Have you ever wondered how long a day march is possible for a hiker with normal physical condition? Would 127 km be possible? We tried that one June.
Would you like to write about your dear hobby? As a living? It's possible though not necessarily easy. Also tips for journalists-to-be and authors-to-be.
How is The Hiker's Guide to Finland getting on? 80...90%, I'd say. And what kinds of professionals are there behind a guidebook?
We live in a world of disposable things. That is extremely sad! On the other hand, there are outdoor products that last from father to son. Let's see some examples from my own hiking gear with a lifetime of 20 years or so.
In May in Northern Finland you can expect heavy snowfall, extremely hot weather (+25°C), or anything in between. See paddling pics from May 2017 and May 2018 and be surprised!