It was our first time beyond the polar circle.
I didn't want to wake Heikki up just yet. After a day's worth of harsh winds, the sun began to shine. I took the scenery in, with no camera in sight. Birches swung in the wind like crazy and the sun colored them in gold. It was 11 PM. The sun had no intention of … Continue reading Stormy nights of Hannukuru
The Ounastunturi part of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is generally considered lesser known to the public. Nevertheless, the towering Pyhäkero is what starts the whole hike when going from Hetta to Pallas. For us it was the first taste of the open fells. In early June we were impressed by the steep uphill after the Pyhäkero … Continue reading My first Fell
Right before Summer and right before our Hetta-Pallas hike we spent the night in Hetta and because we didn't think of breakfast arrangements beforehand, we hiked to the vista point and hut of Jyppyrä to enjoy porridge and coffee. Which was all fine and dandy until we realized that we didn't pack any sort of … Continue reading Breakfast atop Jyppyrä
After the endeavor, we all experienced an unreal sensation - did we really hike all that distance?
Some people manage with a strict pasta diet on hikes but I just get so hangry.
Heikki was sporting the same clothing as I was and gave me an occasional thumbs up, grinning like a madman.