The wonderful weather in late February definitely needed to be used for skiing; so I decided to take my camera for a short trip from Hetta to Pyhäkero and back. The tracks were in wonderful condition, the fresh snow from the days before allowed a gentle skiing trip up to the open wilderness hut Pyhäkero, on which I met hardly any people .. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
Just a short walk from the Fell Lapland Nature Center – and thus close to the center of Hetta, is a Laavu on the hill Jyppyrävaara. From up there, you have a nice view on the lake Ounasjärvi, as well as on Pyhäkerö and the surroundings, while you can enjoy your semi-delicous makkara in the warming, springlike sun … Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
In April I kind of felt like needing some mountains around me, especially because I really wanted to go skiing. Alpine Skiing! Rovaniemi and its surroundings is really great for cross country, but suffers from a total absence of mountains – like Finland in general (I’d say, even if not everybody agrees). However, close to the Norwegian border, in the very North-West of Finland, there are some (the native Austrian would say: almost) mountains, that looked inviting for skiing when I passed by there in January, on my way to Tromsø.
So it was pretty easy to make a decision. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
With two friends we went for a short skiing holiday to St. Johann in Tyrol. For the skiing we went either to the Fiberbrunn or Kitzbühl skiing area. One day it was snowing too much to be able to leave with the car, since the roads were not cleaned of snow and anyway there would have been no sight. So instead we helped a local farmer to feed game animals, going up on the alps with a tractor. So we still had a great day, even though without our skiers. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article