Liesjärvi National Park, Finland

One of the things that make trekking great, besides the beauty of the nature, are the people you meet by the campfires. People from very different background and places but with something common joining them together, respect and love for nature. Liesjärvi national park is a small, idyllic nature area in the Häme lake highlands between…

Parc national de Teide, Tenerife, Spain

The scenery is amazing and nature is versatile in Tenerife, i truly recommend going there and exploring the island actively. When we started considering going to the Canary Islands i wasn’t so excited, at least not so much as i was after we had been there for a while. I’ve always thought that Islas Canaries…

About camping stoves; Jetboil, Trangia and BioLite

Camping stoves are one of the most essential equipment on a trek. During a days walk you don’t always have a convenient fireplace at hand to cook your lunch, or when you arrive to your destination sometimes exhausted and ready to hit the sleeping bag –  You don’t always have the energy for a longer…

Vilsandi Rahvuspark – Estonian National Park

Two summers ago we took our four person party to the Estonian ground. No, we were not heading to the Tallinn nights but towards the Saaremaa island in the south-western Estonia. In Saaremaa is situated Vilsandi, one of the Estonian national parks or rahvuspark as it is in Estonian. We started from Helsinki in the…

Oulanka National Park, Finland

The first morning on a trail is always the best; Wake up in the middle of beautiful nature and the misty-cold-fresh air surrounds you as you cook your breakfast outside with your camping stove and sip on fresh coffee. It’s always great! Oulanka National Park is situated in eastern Finland, right at the Russian border….

Arabian getaway

Somehow it reminds me of a seen in the nineties Mel Gibson movie “Air America” where the local Laotian general Soong is wondering to Gene Ryack (played by Gibson) that he is a very strange man as he likes old Laotian way’s as the general himself is dazed by dreams of America, the modern world….

Walking the Great Glen Way’s, Scotland

The Great Glen Way’s are a network of routes across Scotland along the Caledonian Canal in the Scottish Highlands. The Great Glen can be travelled by canoe, bike or by foot, as we did. The journey starts (or ends) from Fort William in the western coast and ends in Inverness at the eastern coast of…

Between Nordkapp and Tromsø – an Arctic roadtrip. Part 2, Norway

On our way round the northern Scandinavia, here we were heading south to Lofoten from the northest point of continental Europe. Our route went thru Alta, the biggest city in the county of Finnmark and Paris of the North, Tromsø. The scenery steepens in Norway more you head south, the fells are higher the closer…

From Tromsø to Lofoten – an Arctic roadtrip. Part 3, Norway

From the Paris of the north we headed south towards Lofoten. Lofoten is an island group connected to the mainland of Norway by a series of bridges and small roads circling round the fells. I shared some pictures along the way between Tromsø and the little town of Å, at the southern end of Lofted, where…

Where have all the blueberries gone? 

 You can just sit on a hummock and listen to the sound of swinging trees an watch as the forest dances to the rythm of the wind. It’s beautiful. With high hopes we went to Sipoonkorpi National Park early this saturday morning, and came out with just a handfull of blueberries, but even more relaxed…

Vartiosaari, Outdoor Oasis at the Heart of Helsinki

In the inner archipelago of Eastern Helsinki there is small island of Vartiosaari. A flourishing nature Oasis right between the residential areas of Laajasalo and Tammisalo. Vartiosaari has an active society of people protecting the island and developing it’s recreational use. The society called Vartiosaari seura is also aiming to save the island from city…