UKK National Park, fall 2016

Last fall we trekked in the famous Finnish UKK National Park. The park get’s it’s name from former Finnish president Urho Kaleva Kekkonen, who was also an outdoors man himself. We took a couple of days trip from Sunday to Wednesday on the basic part of the park. We started our stroll at the skiing…

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…

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…

Repoveden kansallispuisto, Repovesi National Park, Finland

Kevätiltojen lämmetessä matkasimme Repoveden kansallispuistoon. Repovesi sijaitsee Valkealassa, Kouvolan pohjoispuolella. Tarkoitus oli kävellä muutama kilometri lauantaina ja leiriytyä aikaisin rauhalliseen paikkaan nuotiolle. Kävimme kansallispuistoon Lapinsalmen sisääntulon kautta,Lapinsalmelta löytyy hyvät opastukset puistoon sekä kioski josta voi viimeisten täydennysten lisäksi kysellä retkivinkkejä. Lapinsalmen ylittävän riippusillan ylitys oli kahdelle mäyräkoiralle aika jännittävää. Puoleenväliin asti meni mallikkaasti mutta sen jälkeen alkoi…

Testing GoPro

I got a new camera! here you can fid some test pictures of my new GoPro Hero3 Black edition that i got for christmas. The GoPro is actually a very good camera also for the still shots, even though it’s at it’s best as a video camera. Couple of minuses that i have found so…

Two Dachshunds

A couple sets of my two brave dogs Leevi & Väinö. It seems that sometimes Leevi is just loving the attention of the camera, sometimes not. Väinö has the most beautiful colors on his fur, a little hard to get the colors captured as good as they really are but i think that the results…