Take the cable car up to the Sugarloaf Mountain and be boring. Or climb all the way up and enjoy the view much longer.
The word metsä – Literary quote
Sometimes the places just look like they are out of this world. And when I see a forest like that, I think of this quote.
Camping alone – with an intruder
I spent a night in the woods alone in October. Some might think it is brave. Is it?
Västerby – Trail runs and tent spots
Visit Västerby recreation area in Finland. I challenged myself with a trail run but a calm camp night is just as good option.
National dress skiing – aka, car in a ditch
I tried to take part in National Dress Skiing, but nature and cars were against me. Sometimes I wish I didn't have to drive at all.
Before the storm – Tapiontaival trail in Salmi
There was time to go for a quiet winter walk before the snowstorm Valtteri/Malik arrived.
Wilderness cafes – Skiing in Lapland
Wilderness cafes and ski trail cafes are a common in most of the touristy areas in Lapland. They are part of the skiing culture, which has long traditions in Finland.
Autumn colours and mice with silicone diet – Herajärvi trail
About 60 km of walking in Eastern Finland? Absolutely! Herajärvi trail in Koli National Park was brilliantly autumnal. Golden colours and cheeky animals.
Gathering leaves – Literary quote
Robert Frost's poem is very timely now that the leaves are yet again turning and falling down. Last few leaves cling to the trees here in Finland.
Penny-bun, Boletus edulis, Herkkutatti
I use my English mushroom book alongside the Finnish one because, for some reason, I want to learn the names in English as well.