Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review II

Winter's back! 30 cm of fresh powder, -7°C and sunshine. Time to get the skis back out of the cellar.

Mark your calendars for the UL Summit 2012!

The BCBoiler on Forbes.

I hear Pyhä Ice Festival was a blast - looking forward to go there in 2013!

Barefoot Jake needs your support - his GoPro HERO2 got stolen. Support him and get some fine photos in return for your contribution!


Toni reviews the Porcelain Rocket Anything Cage bags.

The ultimate Skiing Gear Guide by Forrest McCarthy - a required read by anyone who wants to pursue winter adventures.

Robin tells about his new gear he took in the Carneddau.

John sells all his UL gear. A great deal for a group of friends who want to lighten up their packs.

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An exquisite winter meal guide.

Make your own Monopod from a trailpole.

Joe ponders about packrafting gear.

Chad looks at the ZPacks Zero Backpack.

Amy updates us on New Climbing Shoes For Spring.

Why a tarp? It offer versatility!

Moth on eVent

Wild Wales - The Arans - Recommended Read.

Chris goes back to the Bonds.

Cole & his mom hike the Roys Redwoods Loop.

Mark is just going outside.

Greg does more Beach hiking. Superb.

Nik goes on a overnight bikepack / packraft trip.

Sandy pitched his tarp on Beinn Bhreac and enjoyed the solitude of the mountains.

David is Skye High.

Geoff spends five days around the Etive Mountains.

A Solomid and Moment on a ridge in a storm? Why not.

Peter and his son go for a winter overnighter.

Sven and Marc show us what's going on in the European packrafting scene.

Peter has a new hat.

Cirque of the Towers, Wind River Range, Wyoming

North Wales

Atholl Forest and Western Cairngorms

Wild Boar Fell

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Time to Move

I know you're expecting "The Week In Review" here, though I have an important personal note to share with you.

Saturday sunset II

I'm excited to tell you dear readers that I am moving onwards and leave Finland and Europe behind. I was offered an exciting position in the USA at a start-up in stealth mode, and will be relocating to North Carolina on the East Coast of the USA. Working with start-ups is close to my heart, and I think this one will offer a fantastic solution to a problem which concerns us all. I'm very happy about this opportunity, even if it means leaving the forests, lakes and hills of Finland behind.

Obviously this move will make the name of this blog odd - not being in Finland anymore and writing under the "Hiking in Finland" name doesn't work, hence I renamed the blog appropriately to "Hendrik's Hiking Blog" and will continue to focus on ultra-lightweight hiking, bikepacking, packrafting, climbing trips and gear, just in a new, exciting environment. The US obviously has a lot to offer in terms of wilderness, and I am looking forward to explore its mountains, forests, coasts and lakes.

After ten years living in Finland it is not easy to leave this gorgeous country behind, with all the friends and family I have here. I'm certain I'll return often here to visit friends and family, stock up on Minttu and enjoy a good Sauna with a swim in the lake. I hope you will continue to follow my adventures, even if they are no longer in Finland!