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The Best Lightweight Hiking and Backpacking Gear In Fall | Complete Guide

The article contains affiliate links marked with * … The long-distance fall hike is the most wonderful hike of the year. The best hiking season in the Nordics begins in the middle of September. Check your gear and you are ready to go! When you want to hike with lightweight backpack, choose the…

River Crossing Safely While Hiking and Backpacking

Are you dreaming of more challenging wilderness hiking trails, but wondering how to cross rivers safely? Do you know what gear is needed to cross waterways? Are you unsure whether you should go wading alone or not? River crossings are often the biggest risks of hiking and backpacking, at least in…

Hike to Lyngstuva: A Panoramic View in Lyngen Alps, Norway

At the northernmost tip of Lyngen peninsula in Norway, hides a little red cottage, Lyngstuva. On a summer hiking trip to Lyngstuva Lighthouse, you can admire coastal walks and landscapes, discover the historic site, and experience the incredible midnight sun and blazing sunset. Lyngstuva has served…

Blåisvatnet in Lyngen Alps Norway: Hike to the Blue Lake

If you've seen a dazzling blue lake in pics of Norway's Lyngen Alps, the pics may look dazzling without much extra saturation. The glacial Lake Blåisvatnet or Blåvatnet ("Blue Lake", Jiehkkejávri) looks almost surreal in the middle of the barren mountain nature – so brilliant is its…

The 5 Best Hikes & Trails in Finland

What are the best and longest hiking trails in Finland? Although southern Finland also offers beautiful landscapes, all the top five long-distance hikes are located in northern latitudes. On these multi-day hikes you will find unique nature, the most picturesque landscapes, the highest peak in our…

Hesten in Senja: Segla's Beautiful But Crowded Neighbor

Hesten (556 m / 1824 ft) is one of the most famous destinations in Senja Island, along with the neighboring Segla mountain. The peaks are located north of the island of Senja, in Fjordgård. Hesten is probably the most popular 'Instagram mountain' in Senja – the epic photos of Segla are mainly taken…

Hiking in Lapland: Amazing Malla Strict Nature Reserve and Kitsiputous Falls

Malla Strict Nature Reserve is located in the beautiful Kilpisjärvi area. It offers incredible experiences in nature even on a short hike. The most famous sights of the Malla Strict Nature Reserve are the Three Nations’ Border Point, Kitsiputous Falls and Pikku-Malla fell. The Malla Trail passing…

Lightweight Down Jacket: Essential Outdoor Gear Year-Round

Are down jackets good for hiking and backpacking? One of the most important equipment for outdoor adventures is clothing suitable for layering. The light down jacket is an insulating layer that has incredible warmth to weight ratio compared to other alternatives. A high-quality light down jacket…

Keimiötunturi – Amazing Views and the Purest Air in the World

Rising on the northern shore of Lake Jerisjärvi, the bold Keimiötunturi is the southernmost fell of the chain of fells of Pallas-Ounastunturi in Muonio, Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. The peak of Keimiötunturi rises 614 meters (2,014 ft) above sea level and 350 meters (1,148 ft) above Lake…

The 8 Best Hikes in Jotunheimen National Park Norway

Jotunheimen National Park is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise and end of the rainbow for those who love hiking in the mountains. Jotunheimen is Norway's most mountainous region. In Jotunheimen you will find Norway's highest mountains, turquoise lakes, green valleys and even one of the world's TOP…