You know what is good for your well-being? A week in nature in the far north. I just came back from a trip to Saariselkä, and here are some visual impressions to get you into 🍂 autumn mood!
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I started my trip in Lapland with five days of backpacking in the Hammastunturi Wilderness Area.
Golddiggers, fast-flowing rivers for fishing and packrafting, cozy open huts, almost no people, beautiful fjells with great views, Hammastunturi has it all.
I’m looking forward to returning to Hammastunturi, with more time and a packraft.
After five days in the wilderness I returned to Saariselkä, had a hot shower and Sauna, and enjoyed several Polarlife Outdoor experiences. First I went hiking with Henna from Lapland Life in her backyard. A backyard with some stupendously good views, too.
The next day Minna from Arctic Sky Lapland went mushroom and berry picking with me, and then she prepared over the fire the most tasty vegan meal out of it. My mouth is watering just thinking about it now!
And on the third day Tiina and Reima, the owners of Saariselkä Training, showed me their local Mountain bike trails. And let me tell you, they’re nothing short of amazing!
Obviously there also was tasty food in the village of Saariselkä, Sauna visits, dips in a lovely stream, and hikes in the Urho Kekkonen National Park.
All of this you’ll be able to read about before the beginning of October! You can watch all the Insta Stories via the Highlight on my Profile, or watch the short teaser video on Facebook.