Bear Watching in Finland – Kuusamo

Bear Watching in Finland – Kuusamo
Final part of my trip to Finland was bear watching in Kuusamo region. It is a great area if you wonder where to photograph bears in Finland, or do some Wildlife Photography in general. I would have prefered to take pictures of bears in the wild by myself, as I planned to do and as I did in Canada, but due to the weather conditions and my inexperience in Finland’s Wilderness, I booked a hide for my last day. After …

Hossa National Park – Finland

Hossa National Park – Finland
The Hossa National Park in Finland, is located in the province of Oulu. It is a popular outdoor destination for tourists and is also known for having the oldest rock paintings in Northern Finland (dating back to 1500-2500 BC). The name “Hossa” originates from the old Sami word Huossa meaning “a place far away”. In June 2017, Hossa National Park was established as the 40th national park in Finland, for the 100-year anniversary of Independence of the country. Prior to …

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 …
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