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hiking suomi

Post by aamm » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:31 am

can anyone suggest a good 4-5 day hike here in suomi. i have some time next week and am looking to do something before i have time for nothing. i have already done karhunkierros and halti, and i am already looking at kevo, sevettinjarvi and lemmenjoki but am having a hard time finding info.
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Post by Pursuivant » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:34 am

"Karhunkierros" - theres the long route and short route.
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Re: hiking suomi

Post by aamm » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:23 pm

Thank you but that I have already done, was beautiful


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Re: hiking suomi

Post by aamm » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:34 pm

And yes, I want to go north, thanks


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Post by Godzilla » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:44 pm

Sounds like you know the areas pretty well already. The UK national park has always been my favorite. It takes a day or two to get out of the touristy areas, if you go from Saariselkä or Kilopää, but once you get out near Sokosti things get pretty wildernessy. There's also lot more around Kilpisjärvi than just Halti. Get off the trail a bit, the area is massive, and there's no way you've seen more than a tiny part just hiking to the top of Halti and back. There's also good hiking on the Swedish side, but I've not done that myself.


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Post by aamm » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:39 pm

hey guys thanks for the all the info. afterall my window shrunk to just a few days so i downgraded my trip to 2nights at helvetinjarvi and one at seitseminen. well worth it and hardly a soul outhere. lapland next time.
p.s. upphew, thanks for the link to the websites they have been very helpful


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Post by redwedge » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:06 pm

I realise I'm too late, but yes, the hiking from Kilpisjärvi towards Sweden and Norway is very nice indeed. There are a lot of trails up here in Lapland, and lots of wilderness areas perfect for a three or four day trip. Take a look at my blog http://www.backpackingnorth.com I cover a lot of the trails in that.


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Post by aamm » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:45 am

nice blog redwedge. i would like to do some hiking on the kings trail in north sweden sometime. we just had a baby so it will be a while before our next big trip which will probably be somewhere back home in the western u.s.


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Post by rider1000 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:28 pm

mission creep... :twisted: Does anyone know if bicycles are allowed on national park trails? I've looked at the rules and didn't see anything prohibiting them, only motorized vehicles. But I'd hate to break rules just because I don't know about them..... Thanks!
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Post by Upphew » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:16 pm

rider1000 wrote:mission creep... :twisted: Does anyone know if bicycles are allowed on national park trails? I've looked at the rules and didn't see anything prohibiting them, only motorized vehicles. But I'd hate to break rules just because I don't know about them..... Thanks!
Only on some trails that are specially marked as allowed. Or at least the few I checked were like that.
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Re: hiking suomi

Post by vincent.uy » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:49 pm

Too bad most of the links here are already dead :/

I'm considering to come over and do some hiking.

Is it true that hiking in summer is no go? They say that Finnish country sides have more mosquitos than in the Amazon... 9kg of hyttysiä for each Finn in the country?
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Re: hiking suomi

Post by aamm » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:33 am

depends where you are hiking. most anywhere in the north during the summer is mosquito heavy. august i think is a great time to hike. tail end of summer and changing colors of fall depending on your timing. plenty of route info on the net. google hiking finland or hiking suomi and you should get ample info.
there are some short routes in the south i would recommend: repoveden kansallaispuisto i did last year in 2 nights though its more likely 3 nights depending on your tempo. in the north i personally recommend lemmenjoki and koi and the karhunkierros.


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Re: hiking suomi

Post by vincent.uy » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:00 pm

Kittos aamm,

more questions, in other European countries, hikers have to be careful of
- hunting seasons
- wild animals

how is the situation in Finland?

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Re: hiking suomi

Post by aamm » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:47 am

most anywhere you nothing to worry about but mosquitos. in the east there are some bears and wolves, but i dont think you need to worry about them. spains wolf population and density is far beyond finlands and i came from a place in california where bears where regular. here in finland big predators are so rare that people freak out when they see them and it all gets printed in the newspaper.


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