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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.

The Decision – pals of national park, part 5

From birdhouse building in Enontekiö we set sail toward Pallasjärvi Lake.

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National Park Pal adventures, part 4

After painting the Pyhäkero café, we headed toward Hetta.

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Pal of the National Park, part 3

Wednesday and Thursday were work days!

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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.

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Break day vibes

What incredible luck we had to be in the Hannukuru wilderness hut when the Summer storm hit the North.

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The cleanest air in the world

Here’s a thought: of all the wondrous places I’ve had the privilege of visiting, most wouldn’t have been an option had it not been for my self-promotion.   Continue reading “The cleanest air in the world”

6-12/100 : The nights in Lapland

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Night #6: Pallaskota camping site

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Pal of the National Park, part 2

On the second day we drank some more coffee and started painting. Continue reading “Pal of the National Park, part 2”

The firey night of the Red Sands

So we eventually got a chance to spend the night on the beach of Red Sands. Continue reading “The firey night of the Red Sands”

Pal of the National Park, part 1

So I’ll tell you what we did and didn’t do on out first day as volunteers.

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Nearly a million bird houses and 50 new friends

In addition to volunteer work we also had a chance to participate in a communal bird house building project! Continue reading “Nearly a million bird houses and 50 new friends”

In the flooded valley of Pyhäjoki

On the second week of our volunteering period in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park we were accommodated  in the Pakasmaa residence, a house maintained by Metsähallitus and where President Urho Kekkonen himself had visited several times as a friend of Viljo and Esteri Pakasmaa. Continue reading “In the flooded valley of Pyhäjoki”

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