Oulanka National Park – Juuma – Finland

Oulanka National Park – Juuma – Finland
Last day of hiking in Oulanka National Park, Finland, in the area close to Juuma village. I will discover and hike on the Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, a trail that merges at some point with the Karhunkierros. I make my first stop at Myllykoski’s mill with a bridge that crosses the rapids of River Kitkajoki. The scenery and the impressive sound of the river, make me, kind of, forget the early morning rain. Passing across the Pyröreälampi swampy area, I reach …

Oulanka National Park – Centre – Finland

Oulanka National Park – Centre – Finland
Hiking further more in Oulanka National Park, in Finland, I’m sharing here my pictures of the ‘Centre’ area. The Oulanka visitor centre is my strating point, and at this time of the day, there is not other hiker yet. This gives me a good opportunity to explore peacefully Oulanka park, and hike on the Karhunkierros Trail. I did the first kilometers on the Hiiden Hurmos, a culture trail that goes through a large pine forest, along reindeer fences and a …

Oulanka National Park – North – Finland

Oulanka National Park – North – Finland
Continuing my road trip in Finland, to reach the North part of Oulanka National Park, I was able to enjoy the Autumn colors and Wildlife there. Located right under the arctic circle and covering 270km2, Oulanka Nstional Park was established in 1956 and expanded in 1982 and 1989. It offers numerous incredible trails, including the famous Finnish trekking route, Karhunkierros (82 km). Hikers will enjoy a variety of landscapes, switching from meadows to rivers, dense forests to clear areas, and …

Urho Kekkonen National Park – Finland

Urho Kekkonen National Park – Finland
Urho Kekkonen National Park in Finland, is the first stop of my road trip that brought me far above the arctic circle! First time ever visiting Finland, I went there to see the autumn colors, photograph wildlife, hike a lot and discover the country. Despite I was unlucky with the weather (wind, cold and rain), the colorful landscapes were very astonishing, and it was incredible to hike there. I was hoping to watch northern lights, but it was too cloudy …

Fall Foliage – Autumn Leaves Colors

Fall Foliage – Autumn Leaves Colors
Enjoy to photograph the Fall Foliage and the Autumn leaves colors during the Fall season. Trees are getting a colorful foliage during Autumn, and it’s a great moment to see it and to take pictures of the mix of colors they offer to us. Red, purple, orange, yellow leaves render the forest as a natural painting. Photos were taking mainly in Canada, in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, during the colors season. The best time to enjoy the colorful …