Snow Arrived: Skiing Season Opened

cross country skiing tracks in the forest
Maintained skiing tracks

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 to the photo gallery and the full article

Crossing Näkkäläjoki on the Way to Olkojärvi – A Short Trip into Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area

Lake Olkojärvi and Ounastunturi fells in the background
Lake Olkojärvi with Ounastunturi fells in the background

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 to the photo gallery and the full article

Bike & Hike to Pyhäkero Fell – Eating Cloudberries in the Sun Set

A single, ripe cloudberry in the fields
One of the many cloudberries along the way

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 to the photo gallery and the full article