With a friend we took an old river boat to travel down Ounasjoki until the Käkkälöjoki estuary. After going up a few Kilometers Käkkälöjoki, where we visited a friend, we took the same route back: Down Käkkälöjoki and up Ounasjoki, back to Hetta.Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
After weeks of polar night and clouds the sky has finally cleared up again. This brings back proper winter temperatures, which forms beautiful snow crystals; And the clear sky brings back sunlight. In combination with the low standing sun, this brings great colours during sunset. Attached a few images from the sunset on Jyppyränselkä, in Hetta.Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
According to long-term statistics from 1981-2010, permanent snow cover in the Hetta area should start during the second half of October. Snow seemed to have arrived on time, however, November brought two storms with warm weather, including rain, that washed away most of the snow. Also the lake which had already frozen, melted up again. Attached a few images from ice remnants floating near the shore, after a warm period during mid November.