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 former reindeer roundup enclosure. Then, the path joins the Karhunkierros, alloqing me to hike along the River Oulankajoki, to reach Ansakämppä Wilderness Hut.
Ala-Kitka reindeer herding cooperative's round-up pen, Oulanka, Finland F6.3, 1/50 sec, 10 mm, ISO800, Canon EOS 7D
Dry pine forest, Finland, Oulanka Park F2.8, 1/250 sec, 170 mm, ISO160, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Siberian jay (Perisoreus infaustus), bird of Finland, Oulanka park F6.3, 1/500 sec, 490 mm, ISO2500, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Small creek and waterfalls, long exposure F22, 1/0 sec, 12 mm, ISO100, Canon EOS 7D
Water reflection, Hiidenlampi Ponds, Autumn in Finland F8, 1/200 sec, 14 mm, ISO800, Canon EOS 7D
Small creek in forest during Autumn, Finland F6.3, 1/200 sec, 370 mm, ISO320, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Kiutaköngäs area in Oulanka National Park F8, 1/320 sec, 20 mm, ISO400, Canon EOS 7D
River close to Ansakämppä , ideal place for canoeing and camping F7.1, 1/2000 sec, 11 mm, ISO800, Canon EOS 7D
Ansakämppä Wilderness Hut, warm and cosy place for a rnight F4, 1/0 sec, 10 mm, ISO1600, Canon EOS 7D
Rays of light through the canopy, boreal forest, Finland F11, 1/160 sec, 10 mm, ISO320, Canon EOS 7D
After a little break for lunch at the Ansakämppä Wilderness Hut, still warm from the previous night fire, I headed back to Oulanka Visitor Centre. Hiking back on the Karhunkierros Trail along the bank of the River Oulankajoki, the path also reaches the Könkään Keino Trail close to the Centre. The trail passes through a pine forest, and I was lucky to have a bit of sun, to make it even more incredible. Close to Oulanka Visitor Centre, are the Kiutaköngäs Rapids, an impressive torrent on the River Oulankajoki.
Oulankajoki river flows quietly and calmly F11, 1/200 sec, 58 mm, ISO1000, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Flora in Finland, Boreal forest F2.8, 1/320 sec, 80 mm, ISO160, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Wooden bridge over creek, Autumn in Finland F11, 1/20 sec, 10 mm, ISO320, Canon EOS 7D
Rocky canyon rapids of Kiutaköngäs, Oulanka Park F22, 1/0 sec, 17 mm, ISO100, Canon EOS 7D
Red rock cliffs of Kiutaköngäs, Oulanka National Park, Finland F8, 1/250 sec, 123 mm, ISO400, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
River Oulankajoki and Kiutaköngäs rapids F8, 1/100 sec, 14 mm, ISO250, Canon EOS 7D
Kiutaköngäs rapids, Oulanka Park F4, 1/1250 sec, 49 mm, ISO250, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Boreal forest, Autumn in Finland, Oulanka Park F2.8, 1/800 sec, 200 mm, ISO400, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Kiutaköngäs, River Oulankajoki F2.8, 1/1000 sec, 145 mm, ISO800, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Cliffs around Kiutaköngäs rapids on River Oulankajoki F8, 1/160 sec, 70 mm, ISO800, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
I hope you liked my photos of the ‘Centre’ part of Oulanka National Park in Finland, and enjoyed to hike with me along the River Oulankajoki. Third stop of my road trip in Finland and second day exploring Oulanka and finnish Nature, more articles are coming! Maybe these photos will give you a taste of what it is to hike in this incredible country!