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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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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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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Summer in Lapland?

Ever since my internship at Svanstein Ski ended, we’ve been planning on moving away from Sweden. We’ve looked for houses/apartments (and I have been looking also for jobs) from Rovaniemi so we could still be in Lapland, but it seems that the prices on terraced houses are pretty high there. We also thought about Jyväkylä,…

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Summer Nights

Living in Lapland has been so far amazing.   Living in Lapland has been so far amazing, though activities tend to change, when the snow melts away and snowboarding is no longer a option. Like I told you,  I miss summer nights in the city: sitting on the bar terrace with friends and listening to…

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Mother’s Day without Mama: Grilling in Heat

It has been too long since I have last seen my family. It was two months ago when I saw my mother, and that was just for a day. For a lunch, actually. The last time I hang out with my mother more, was before new year’s. It is on a Sunday like this, when…

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Road Trip to the Lofoten: To Plan or not to Plan?

Have you ever been to the Lofoten? It is possibly the most beautiful place on this side of the planet. It is actually one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited in my life. It has so many things to do and  see, I decided I’d come again someday, but I did not…

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