Lapland summer – heat or snowfall?

It was our first time beyond the polar circle.

Stormy nights of Hannukuru

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

My first Fell

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