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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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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Where to go hiking: Rovaniemi – Kuninkaanlaavu

From Rovaniemi you can find hundreds of outdoor destinations: lean-tos, fireplaces and trails ranging from short evening walks to longer hikes! Kuninkaanlaavu (King’s lean-to) is located 8 kilometres from Rovaniemi city centrum. Car can be parked on the side of the Ounasjoen itäpuolentie, on the side of Santavaarantie or on the top of the hill,…

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Thunderstorm Hit on our Hike: How to Act?

We have couple of minutes to follow the clouds gather up on us, until the heavy rain starts to fall down, lightnings striking and thunder rumbling nearby. We had three days to “enjoy” the heat on our week long hike. At the end of day three the boys are going fishing and us girls are…

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Backpack for a One-Week Wilderness Hike

Probably the best part about this summer was our hike in Vätsäri Wilderness, that I have so much more to tell you about. The weather is getting colder in Rovaniemi. Last night was really cold and I would have needed more than a sweater on when walking our dog in the morning. Probably the best…

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