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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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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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: 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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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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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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