I have used merino t-shirt every single day for year and two months now. I conducted a five months long test for Finnish outdoor magazine Erä last year, and after the test was published, I have continued using the same test shirts. What have I learned? There's a wish for merino shirt manufacturers in this post.
Family cycling around Ahvenanmaa island
Ahvenanmaa is one of the very best places for bicycle touring in Finland, and May is a brilliant choice of time for a flower lover.
How to behave in a wilderness hut?
There are hundreds of wilderness huts in Finland. Free to use, no lock in the door. How can a system like that work? There is a simple code that makes it work very well. Let's see the code step by step.
The months of autumn
Right now there's plenty of snow in Northern Finland and I've been writing about skiing much, so it's time to see how the hiking conditions look on the opposite side of the year. Autumn is a magnificent time for hiking!
The 12 km loop Pieni Karhunkierros (Little Bear's Trail) in Oulanka National Park is one of the, or maybe the most popular day hiking trail in Finland. Here you'll find three hikes around this trail.
Solo hiking, pros and cons
The typical rule and advice is: Do not hike alone. Still many of us go out there all alone. Which is correct, or could it be that both are?
Ski touring, solo expedition
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.
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.
Hiking in Finland: Tips for an advanced hiker
Come to Finland on your holiday! Day hiking is is great activity, but you get even more when you head out for a multi-day hike. Tips for a week long backpacking expedition, on trail or off trails, as you wish.
Hiking in Finland: Tips for a beginner
Are you planning next summer's holiday? Come and hike in Finland! Here's ten tips for a beginner.
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.