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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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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Urban Training

Couple of weeks back I got an opportunity to shoot Kari Traa Urban Training event in Rovaniemi. It was a cold and rainy day, and God knows I was worried about my equipment in an outdoor event. The cheering instructors and happy trainers got my thoughts on capturing their moments and in the end I…

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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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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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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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My Wedding Package

With the wedding package I wanted to bring the wedding day alive before the couple even saw the actual pictures on the USB-stick. I wanted to make my clients feel as special as they were on their wedding day, but also to personally thank them for their hospitality. This wedding package was decorated with cones…

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