The sun hasn’t been showing up in Hetta since about two weeks by now. With the absence of light, also the cold of a polar winter came by for a short visit over the past weekend. Here are some images from a walk in the village center of Hetta .. Continue reading “Hetta During the Polar Night – A Short Walk by -36 Degrees Celsius”
After the first days remained dry this winter, some snow has finally arrived. Still it ain’t a lot of snow, but it’s enough to take out the skiers from the storage and to go skiing!
On Friday I discovered for the first time, that the tracks are already maintained, even though in some spots there are still some smaller stones visible. Between the swamps the tracks are still bumpy, however: finally it is possible again to travel on skiers! Continue reading “Snow Arrived: Skiing Season Opened”
Since about two weeks the temperatures are mainly below freezing. However, because of the dry weather, there is not really any snow yet. As much as I am waiting for making use of my skiers, I enjoyed another short bike trip on the Pahtajärvi Trail – this time at about -10 degree Celsius. Continue reading “Dry Early Winter: Still Biking Through the Forests …”
After a busy summer and not doing much hiking, the autumn colours and the predicted sunny weather made me decide to go on a short hiking trip in the region. Since I aimed to avoid popular hiking routes, I decided to once again hike into the Pöyrisjärvi wilderness area, and found Olkojärvi as being a seemingly nice spot (according to the map). Continue reading “Crossing Näkkäläjoki on the Way to Olkojärvi – A Short Trip into Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area”
Another beautiful day was inviting us to bike up to the Pyhäkero open wilderness hut, from where we continued our journey to the summit of the Pyhäkero fell. After reaching the summit just in time for the sun set, we enjoyed the scenery while eating some delicious cloudberries that we picked on the way. Continue reading “Bike & Hike to Pyhäkero Fell – Eating Cloudberries in the Sun Set”
After a number of stressful weeks, I decided to take it easier for a few days, and to finally get some fresh air away from my desktop and computer. With Heidi we went to Ounasjärvi for a nice evening, with some grilling action, fishing and swimming… Continue reading “Swimming and Fishing in Ounasjärvi – A Relaxing Evening at the End of Summer”
With a friend and neighbor we decided to spend a day with a short hike, and to go fishing somewhere close by: Our idea was to walk into forest just behind our apartment buildings, and to maybe find our way to Pahtajärvi – which we successfully achieved. Continue reading “Hiking in the ‘Backyard’ and Discovering the Slow Beginning of Autumn – A Day Hike to Pahtajärvi”