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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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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Vätsäri Wilderness + The Content of My First Aid Kit

Located to Northern Lapland is Vätsäri Wilderness area. That’s where I’ve been the last week. As I told about my preparations and running around packing the first aid kit, turns out that less from that kit was needed on this trip. Luckily. Vätsäri is a good place to hike due to the drinkable water from almost…

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Preparing for a Week in Vätsäri

The backpacks are packed, let the social media silence begin (after this). I arrived back to Rovaniemi couple days back, and since that I’ve been packing ever since. I’ve been packing and preparing otherwise for the next six days in the wilderness area of northern Finland called Vätsäri. This is going to be my first…

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What I Have Been Up to?

Again, I’ve been spending my week traveling around in Finland. Summer goes by so fast. Last week we started our journey to Oulu from Rovaniemi on Thursday and I am still on the road with no end in the near future. Arto never came as South as Oulu, but stayed the whole weekend in a tent near Kiiminki…

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The Warmer Days

There has been a week of heat, again. There has not been a day without sunshine since we moved There has not been a day without sunshine since we moved to the Finnish side of Lapland. It has been a week of heat and it does not seem to stop. And when I am talking…

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Saying Goodbye: We’re Moving Again

It’s been a chaos of a week. Not only have I traveled around 2000 kilometers, but I have packed all my property in two different places, stayed in four different places and had high fewer while doing it. When I started my journey to Southern Finland to pack my belongings there I had time and…

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Some Things Are Better on the Countryside

Last week I talked about missing the city, but there are a lot of things that I feel are better here on the countryside, in a small village and in Lapland. These things are starting to become a reason for me to hesitate moving back to city ever again. Every day here feels like a…

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