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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Where to Go Hiking: Noitatunturi Summit

Distance: 15 km Terrain: Semi-Difficult Last weekend we had the opportunity to visit Pyhä-Luosto National Park for the first time as we headed to the trail of Noitatunturi summit with our friends. The circle trail is about 15 kilometres and the duration without backpack is around six hours. Choice of the Trail We chose this…

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Weekend Hike in Autumn: What to Pack?

Nights are getting even darker and even colder. Last weekend we got to experience the best and the worst that autumn has to offer, as we hiked in Pyhä-Luosto National Park. This is how I prepared for it. Trail: Noitatunturi Summit about 15 kilometres You have to feel a little cold when you start hiking. This…

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Where to Go Hiking: Taivaskero Summit

Pallas is one of the greatest places in its area with fells rising far above its groundings. It is easily accessible despite the fact of its location in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park and one of my favorites in Lapland. The place is big and full of day hike possibilities. Out of five summits Taivaskero is the…

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The Cabin Next to Lake Jerisjärvi

Happiness is having friends. Especially friends with cabins. And especially friends with cabins next to lake Jerisjärvi. Friends cabin, that I am so privileged to be able to visit, is for sure an important place. It is when I park my car on the side of lake Jerisjärvi for the fifth time, that I realise…

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Friends

Lately I’ve been missing my friends Lately I’ve been missing my friends so much, people who know me and understand me. Due to my habit of bathing in misery I tried to deny my feelings and stay strong. My fake happiness kept me moving but hollow inside. How wonderful to happen, I got two friends…

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