Winter Hike in UKK: What Did We Learn?

I got so depressed after coming home from our hike. The weather changed completely, from the frosty cold to dark, rainy, and slippery. All the magic once seen and felt  in Lapland was gone. Now it seems that the winter is actually finally here and as I started planning my next hike I looked a…

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Training Mushing with Young Dog

Since Remu turned one-years-old we started lightly training mushing: first pulling on a snowboard and later on with other sled dogs. Arto has done most of the training, but since he left to Japan, I have taken over. Here’s what I have learned so far. I am going to leave the dogsledding hints to the experts…

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Learning How to Snowboard with a Dog

You know you’ve been active in January when you have only twice been home during the daylight.  As Arto is having the time of his life as a snowboarding guide in Japan, I decided that now is definitely not the time for me to stay home. We were snowboarding in Svanstein (aka Pullinki) during the…

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2018 in Review

  So much happened in 2018 that I cannot get the feelings, events and changes in one post. I am going to let these pictures tell the story of the past year. Niin paljon tapahtui vuoden 2018 aikana, etten pysty kuvailemaan tunteita, tapahtumia ja muutoksia yhdessä postauksessa. Annan siis kuvien kertoa tarinan. May the new…

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What to Expect When Hiking With a Dog

I feel that together with Arto we are quite well prepared for everything that comes to hiking with Remu. In addition to our first aid kit, we pack a separate first aid kit of him. We are carrying not only his food, but hydrating powder and energy paste in case of an emergency. We know…

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Where to Go Hiking: Käyrästunturi

Käyrästunturi is the cutest place to take a day trip in Rovaniemi! The fell, an hour drive to North from the centrum of Rovaniemi, is not so high, but the view opens to every direction with beautiful sights. There is no hiking trails in Käyrästunturi, but you can hike to the top either on a…

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Backpack for Winter Hike

We decided to try winter hiking starting from early winter. This time of the year there is not too much snow on the ground yet and we can hike without snowshoes or skis. This meant that we couldn’t get any help from sledge, but we had to carry everything in our backpacks. We knew there…

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How to Stay Warm on a Hike

As we had our autumn hike in Pyhä-Luosto national park both Arto and me have been struggling with persistent flu. As our flu has been going on for nearly a month now with running nose and cough, I got to thinking, what did we do wrong and how can we prevent getting sick on our next hike?…

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Choosing the Right Tent

In addition to our former tent breaking, we had new needs that required an investment to a new tent. We got Remu and decided on hiking also wintertime. Actually we have been planning on buying a new tent for over a year now, but did not seem to find the right one or we were not…

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Urban Training

Couple of weeks back I got an opportunity to shoot Kari Traa Urban Training event in Rovaniemi. It was a cold and rainy day, and God knows I was worried about my equipment in an outdoor event. The cheering instructors and happy trainers got my thoughts on capturing their moments and in the end I…

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