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Photos from the North now online!

I finally got all the photos from the recent “Hiking North” trips sorted out and a selection of them is available in my online gallery!

The trip report from Sarek National Park is still a-work-in-progress and won’t be online at least for the next week or so because… I’m going hiking instead. 😉 As I’ll be going to Lapland anyway I thought I might do some hiking aswell. This time I’ll be heading either to Pyhä-Luosto National Park or to Urho Kekkonen National Park for a little four-day trip. The trip is cut a bit short to my liking (I prefer week+ long trips while hiking) but there is a good reason for that: The Banff Mountain Film Festival in Helsinki on October 3rd where I’ll be meeting Hendrik from Hiking in Finland and hopefully some other cool dudes. It’s an open invitation so feel free to join us and enjoy the festival!

But now back to the topic!

The first bunch of pictures is from a fast packing trip in Norway and Sweden on the Western side of lake Kilpisjärvi. The trip included also some packrafting along the Kummaeno river with very low water. Here is a trip report from the trip and here would be more photies.

The second set is from the hiking and packrafting trip from Kilpisjärvi in Finland to Reisadalen in Norway. We didn’t get to do as much packrafting as planned because of too tight schedule but it was still a great trip and the float down the Reisaelva river was great. I wrote a trip report on it and from here you can find more photos.

The trip to Sarek was a nine-day round-trip from the Suorva dam without any strict plans. We ended up hiking over Skårki massive along a glacier and scrambling down to Rapadalen and hiking back to Suorva via Låddebákte. Nice relaxed trip with awesome scenery and varying weather. For me Sarek represents a real mountain wilderness, maybe the best we have in the Nordic countries, and I will definitely be returning there again. But before getting back, here are the photos!

And as a bonus there are also a few photos from a day trip to Saana fjell (1029m) next to the village of Kilpisjärvi. If you happen to be on the area and the weather is nice pay a visit to the top. Nice views with little walking.

Have a nice autumn and remember to enjoy the outdoors!


3 responses to “Photos from the North now online!

  1. dzjow 25/09/2012 at 12:07

    Nice pictures Jaakko, and especially Sarek! It’s interesting to see the area from different spots then I’ve been already. Seems you’ve done an interesting traverse of the mountains between Rapadalen and the Bastavagge. Looking forward to read in the trip report how that turned out. Next time don’t forget to bring a packraft there!

  2. korpijaakko 26/09/2012 at 01:00

    Thanks Joery! And thansk for your tips regarding packrafting. Your trips are great source of inspiration. I hope to do more and longer trips in the future…

    This time we decided to go without packrafts but the next time I want at least 2 weeks time – and a packraft! 🙂 It’s a pity that packrafting the Rapaätno is forbidden. The glacier traverse from Bastavagge to Rapadalen was nice and easy though the descent to Rapadalen was steeper than what we’d liked and there would’ve been a better route… The trip report will like be more “thoughts along the way” style than a precise report of route and the trip.

  3. Mark Roberts 27/09/2012 at 22:10

    Loved the Sarek photos, Jaakko. Beautiful colours in some shots. It’s on my agenda for next year.

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