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 peatlands / bogs. Photos below were taken on the Karhunkierros.
Nature in Finland is amazing, and the Autumn colors are very intense, even with an overcast and rainy weather. I haven’t been to the northernmost part of Oulanka National Park, but I had to split my exploration over few days. This article covers my hike mainly along the Aventojoki River, which allowed me to discover a little more the Finnish boreal forest and have a wee glimpse of its Wildlife.
Aventojoki river near Ristikallio, Oulanka National Park F8, 1/130 sec, 10 mm, ISO1250, Canon EOS 7D
Boreal forest in Finland, Oulanka National Park F4, 1/100 sec, 45 mm, ISO400, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Wooden path on Karhunkierros Hiking Trail F1.7, 1/100 sec, 4.2 mm, ISO50, SM-G930F
Tree's mushroom, finnish boreal forest F5, 1/130 sec, 10 mm, ISO400, Canon EOS 7D
Boardwalk black and white photo, Oulanka, Finland F2.8, 1/1250 sec, 17 mm, ISO2000, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Hiking trail across boreal forest, Karhunkierros trail, Oulanka National Park F11, 1/10 sec, 10 mm, ISO400, Canon EOS 7D
Aventojoki river, Ristikallio, black and white water reflection F11, 1/400 sec, 10 mm, ISO1250, Canon EOS 7D
Bird of Finland, hazel grouse (Tetrastes bonasia) F6.3, 1/80 sec, 600 mm, ISO1000, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Boreal forest and river in Finland, Oulanka Park F4, 1/1250 sec, 70 mm, ISO1600, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Ristikallio and the Aventojoki river, Oulanka National Park F18, 1/60 sec, 10 mm, ISO1600, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Autmn colors in Finland, water reflection F10, 1/200 sec, 70 mm, ISO1600, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Birds of Finland, Tilhi, Bombycilla garrulus, Bohemian waxwing F6.3, 1/400 sec, 600 mm, ISO2000, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Karhunkierros Hiking Trail in Oulanka national park F11, 1/30 sec, 49 mm, ISO1000, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Peatlands in Finland, boardwalk F5, 1/100 sec, 13 mm, ISO800, Canon EOS 7D
Wetlands in Finland, Oulanka National Park F4, 1/8000 sec, 10 mm, ISO1000, Canon EOS 7D
One of the nine hanging bridges which cross the rivers Oulankajoki and Kitkajoki F7.1, 1/320 sec, 10 mm, ISO400, Canon EOS 7D
Finnish boardwalk, peatlands / bogs and forests in Oulanka National Park F4, 1/400 sec, 63 mm, ISO800, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Boardwalk across peatlands in Finland F4, 1/640 sec, 45 mm, ISO500, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Squirrel in a tree, Wildlife in Finland F6.3, 1/160 sec, 600 mm, ISO4000, Canon EOS 7D Mark II
I hope you liked my photos of the North part of Oulanka National Park in Finland, and enjoyed to see the autumn colors and a bit of Wildlife there. Second stop of my road trip in Finland, more articles are coming! Maybe the photos will motivate you to visit this impressive country and discover what it has to offer.