Late Summer and Early Winter – Hiking through the Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area

Two people sitting next two camp fire, with nothern lights in the background
Campfire and northern lights

I strongly felt the urge to go for a hike a couple of weeks ago, so I decided, as so often in the past years, to hike in – or actually through the Pöyrisjärvi wilderness area. Once again. With a friend we enjoyed a wonderful hike, including the last summerly days of this year, as well as the first snowfall, which delighted us toward the end of our hike. We started in Hetta, came by Pöyrisjärvi, and ended our hike in Kalmkaltio, in the east of the Pöyrisjärvi wilderness area. Continue reading “Late Summer and Early Winter – Hiking through the Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area”

Sun is Setting Again – Night Sky on Pyhäkero

Silhouette of a birch tree with colourful clouds in the background
Birch tree under the night sky

Since a few days the sun is finally setting again, after it has been staying above the horizon for about two months. Reason enough to go and visit the summit of the Pyhäkero fell, to enjoy a sun set and a colourful night sky on the Northern edge of the Pallas-Yllästunturi national park.

Another big advantage – besides the amazing view – is that on the top of Pyhäkero fell, because of wind and the absence of trees, there are way less mosquitoes than down in the valleys.

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