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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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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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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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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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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New Year, New Struggles – kinda thing

I have been living in Sweden for over a week now! (Wohoo!) After the struggles of the first few days with my phone connection and the anxiety of actually being here, I have settled here. We have yet not unpacked our stuff nor have we been spending other than nights at home. I have come…

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