National Park Pal adventures, part 4

After painting the Pyhäkero café, we headed toward Hetta.

A night on the courtyard of the public office building or indoors didn’t sit right with us, so we chose the Jyppyrä vista point.

After all, we were going to drive to Pallasjärvi on the next day, right after attending the bird house voluntary work in Hetta.


So we took our rucksacks and headed to the shelter.

The view was indeed something to behold. The shelter was nice and after fashioning a bug net out of a beanie and sleeping bag, I slept well. Heikki wasn’t so fortunate.

The night was cold but I had my personal doggy radiator next to me.


The view the next day was also breath-taking.

For someone tackling the Hetta-Pallas hike, it shows the first milestone or the twin peaks of the Pyhäkero fell.

This time, however, we headed down to Väärtipäivät to make and help others make birdhouses. After this we turned our car towards Pallaskota.

In August through September of 2016 we were volunteering at Pallas-Ylläs National Park. We applied a new coat of paint to several huts and other buildings, first in Hetta’s Pyhäkero and later around the vicinity of Pallaskota. Everything involving this particular experience can be found under the tag National Park Volunteers. That and The earlier adventure aka our first Lapland hike can be found here.

We’re heading back on June 2017 to clean up the Hannukuru wilderness hut and photographing the Ounastunturi fell area.



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