Ruska = Hiking. Point. As every year. Except: This time it could have been the last time to enjoy Tarvantovaara Wilderness Area, where a mining company has reserved a block around the Hietakero fell. Good reason to experience the area, before it might get ruined.Continue reading “Ruska in Tarvantovaara Wilderness Area – Last Time Before the Mine Arrives?”
From the Blue Lake to Jotunfonna
After spending about a week on glaciers, my friend and me camped at the blue lake in Tordalen to go for day hikes. One of these hikes brought us up to Jotunfonna. While having good weather conditions to hike up, ever stronger getting fog made us to abort the trip and head back down to the valley.Continue reading “From the Blue Lake to Jotunfonna”
Exploring 79° North: Glacier Hike on Svalbard
End of July the weather forecast predicted more than 25° C in Lapland. Just in time to pack my backpack and head north. With a friend who lives on Svalbard we had planned to go on a multi-day glacier hike northwest of Pyramiden, at around 79° northern latitude.Continue reading “Exploring 79° North: Glacier Hike on Svalbard”
No Skiing Anymore: A Short walk to Palosenjärvi
Usually at this time of the year I am going on my last skiing trip of the season. This year, however, the snow melted so early, that instead of skiing I went for a walk on the old skiing tracks.Continue reading “No Skiing Anymore: A Short walk to Palosenjärvi”
Autumn Hike in Käsivarsi Wilderness Area: Rain and Snow in the Ropi Fell Area
Most of this summer and autumn I mainly traveled by bike. Yet, with my friend Tim we decided to spent a week of this September hiking in the Käsivarsi Wilderness Area. Due to constant precipitation along the trip, we spent more time in open wilderness huts then camping ..
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Colorful Autumn Vegetation and Plenty of Fresh and Local Food: A Hike from Kalmakaltio to Vuontisjärvi through Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area
Like in the past few years, also this year I was planning to go for a hike during autumn time. Since in the past two years I was a bit too late for the most colorful time of the year – ruska – this year I wanted to leave already end of August, to experience the wonderful colors of the autumn vegetation in the Pöyrisjärvi wilderness area.
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Hiking up Nordenskiöldfjellet on Svalbard
Most of the time during my visit to Svalbard the sky was dominated by clouds. Yet, the first night the forecast predicted great mountain weather, my friend and me decided to climb up Nordenskiöldfjellet. This peak is just behind Longyearbyen, and from the summit you get a great view! Continue reading “Hiking up Nordenskiöldfjellet on Svalbard”