Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

March 30, 2012

Beyond the Arctic Circle 13 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico 13 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique 13

In English:

Saariselkä, Finland. Part 2.

After a good night sleep and tasty breakfast, we started our day by climbing to the top of Kaunispää. Kaunispää is the most popular fell in this area. It can be reach by cars and by walking. We, of course, walked. My photos show what we saw on the way to the top and views from the top. Enjoy!

En español:

Saariselkä, Finlandia. Parte 2.

Después de dormir una buena noche y después de comer un delicioso desayuno, comenzamos nuestro día al subir a la cima de Kaunispää. Kaunispää es el más popular cayó nórdico en esta área. Se puede llegar en carros y caminando. Nosotros, por supuesto, caminando. Mis fotos muestran lo que vimos durante el camino a la cima y las vistas desde la cima. Disfrute!
En francais:

Saariselkä, Finlande. Partie 2.

Après une bonne nuit de sommeil et d’un délicieux petit déjeuner, nous avons commencé notre journée en grimpant au sommet de Kaunispää. Kaunispää est une plus populaire colline nue que est dans ce région. Elle peut être attainte en voitures et á pied. Nous, bien sûr, en marchant. Mes photos montrent á Vous, ce que nous avons vu sur le chemin vers le sommet et ça que nous avons vu du dessus. Amusez-vous!

Beyond the Arctic Circle13 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico13 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique13

Beyond the Arctic Circle13 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico13 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique13

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Beyond the Arctic Circle13 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico13 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique13

Beyond the Arctic Circle13 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico13 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique13

Beyond the Arctic Circle13 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico13 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique13

Beyond the Arctic Circle13 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico13 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique13

Part 12 / parte 12
Part 14 / parte 14

40 Comments »

  1. The landscape is very similar to that of northern Canada. It has a beauty of its own.

    Comment by wordsfromanneli — March 30, 2012 @ 07:15 | Reply

    • Hello Anneli.

      How nice to read that. Maybe these “Arctic” regions have indeed something in common.

      Have a lovely Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2012 @ 07:47 | Reply

  2. I love those old log houses, you both must be gettingplenty of fresh air and exercise. happy spring!

    Comment by janechese — March 30, 2012 @ 07:49 | Reply

    • Hello Janeche.

      Nice observation! Thank You.

      Happy Spring to You also.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2012 @ 07:59 | Reply

  3. another lovely one…the huts in the woods were adorable…but its the coffee and sugar buns that made me smile the most!

    Comment by ashkitty — March 30, 2012 @ 10:18 | Reply

    • Hello Ashkitty.

      Thank You. I am glad that You noticed those “huge” doughnuts.🙂 In Finland they are very popular, but normally they are smaller. Maybe they were big because people are walking up to the top of hill and they need energy as we did also.

      Even more popular is so called Possumunkki or Munkkipossu. I could not find translated it into English, but the photo explains it very well.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2012 @ 10:40 | Reply

  4. The region looks so beautiful! Wonder how it would look when completely covered in snow as in the map🙂 And I like the way you’ve written in 3 languages! I appreciate your patience.

    Comment by Hindupur Avinash — March 30, 2012 @ 11:36 | Reply

    • Hello Hindupur Avinash.

      Thank You for Your visit and comment. I have not been here in winter, but quite near to it in Springtime many years ago. Here is my post and there is snow:

      Arctic hill of Ruka

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2012 @ 12:24 | Reply

  5. Great photos! I’ve been needing some inspiration to get out and walk. Thank you!

    Comment by dragonflyquiltworks — March 30, 2012 @ 12:13 | Reply

    • Hello dragonflyquiltworks.

      How nice that You visited my site and left Your comment. Personally I do not like running, but walking. We people like from so many different things and walking in the nature is just for me and for my wife.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2012 @ 12:29 | Reply

  6. What a delightful walk it must have been! I’m sure I would be looking for souvenirs at that shop, too. And those pastries (donuts?) look delicious!

    Comment by megtraveling — March 30, 2012 @ 13:45 | Reply

    • Hello Megtravelling.

      Thank You. If I remember correct my wife bough something nice from souvenir shop. Inside those Possumunkki there is apple jam. When they just made and warm, then they are really delicious.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2012 @ 15:34 | Reply

  7. Makes me want to go hiking…right now!!

    Comment by Travel Spirit — March 30, 2012 @ 14:59 | Reply

    • Hi Sherry.

      So nice to read Your comment, because hiking is wonderful!

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2012 @ 15:35 | Reply

  8. How wonderful to have coffee and buns when you got to the top! it looks like a great hike. I like the contrast between the forest and then the open area above the tree line. It looks like you can see forever.

    Comment by Heart To Harp — March 30, 2012 @ 15:34 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      The hike was easy one, but when on vacation, then the most important is to enjoy life and to take it easy. Thank You leaving Your comment.

      Have a wonderful week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2012 @ 15:40 | Reply

  9. The view from the restaurant are spectacular. I didn’t realize that there was such beauty above the Arctic Circle. I’m glad you walked to the restaurant — that’s what we would have done as well. I really like those little log cabins you passed along the way.

    Comment by seniorhiker — March 30, 2012 @ 16:06 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      I am so glad that You have followed our car trip and thus You got now a good understanding of the landscapes there. Oh yeh, You know very well that hiking requires something to hide into the stomach.🙂

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 30, 2012 @ 16:25 | Reply

  10. So beautiful. Love the clouds and the mountains in the distance. And the bear is cute, too.

    Comment by frenchtwistedwoman — March 30, 2012 @ 17:37 | Reply

    • Hello Frenchtwistedwoman.

      I am glad that You left Your comment and loved my photos.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 31, 2012 @ 14:40 | Reply

  11. Love the views from the walk up and the log cabins! Is this covered in snow during the winter?

    Comment by Ducky's Always Hungry — March 30, 2012 @ 18:00 | Reply

    • Hi Alisa.

      Thank You for Your interest in my post and leaving Your comment. Yes, in winter this is winter sport paradise having for example Slalom and Nordic Ski possibilities. In summer many guided nature paths begin here. It is cool place indeed.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 31, 2012 @ 14:45 | Reply

  12. Bonjour Matti,
    Ce domaine skiable est superbe et pour les randonneurs, il y a de belles découvertes à faire, surtout avec ces constructions traditionnelles.
    Merci pour cette nouvelle balade… et ce petit déjeuner !
    Bises et bon week-end.

    Comment by Marion B. — March 30, 2012 @ 18:19 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Merci de m’avoir fait un commentaire. Tu as tellement raison à propos de ce lieu. Peut-être à toi aussi aurais goûtés ce petit casse-croûte.🙂

      Bon week-end à toi aussi. Bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 31, 2012 @ 14:53 | Reply

  13. It is a beautiful place. Have a nice weekend 🙂

    Comment by Northern Narratives — March 30, 2012 @ 19:06 | Reply

    • Hello Northern Narratives.

      Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Have a lovely week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 31, 2012 @ 14:54 | Reply

  14. I love everything in Finland. That’s all.

    Comment by Hussein Omar — March 30, 2012 @ 19:39 | Reply

  15. Very nice landscape – from a very nice country😉
    Thanks for the tour, Matti!
    Have a nice weekend!

    Comment by truels — March 30, 2012 @ 22:39 | Reply

    • Hi Truels.

      I am glad that You liked my photos from this place.

      Happy week-end to You and Yours.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 31, 2012 @ 14:56 | Reply

  16. Very enjoyable to see this series too, Matti! The forest scenes are very pretty and I love the cabins. I especially loved the thoughts of the ghost! If I ever become a ghost some day, I hope I will be like that one!

    Comment by montucky — March 31, 2012 @ 05:57 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      Thank You for Your comment. Well, I enjoyed also thought of the ghost. When we walked there and I saw it, I immediately thought that I must take a photo from it.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 31, 2012 @ 15:03 | Reply

  17. There are so many beautiful things to see there… Incredible location ! Love this series Matti.
    Have a lovely weekend🙂

    Comment by Tamara — April 1, 2012 @ 11:04 | Reply

    • Hi Tamara.

      I love Your comment; thank You. In my next post You can see many photos from reindeers. That post terminates this series and continues with three posts presenting my photos from “South of the Arctic Circle” on the way to our home. We made three stops and drove a very long trip in one day. I am very happy that You have followed our car holiday trip to the Finnish Lapland.

      Happy Sunday to You and Yours!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 1, 2012 @ 11:19 | Reply

  18. The coffee and cakes were well deserved! (You are the same as us: one black coffee, one white.) I wonder if you descended by cable car…?

    Comment by Janice — April 3, 2012 @ 09:52 | Reply

    • Hi Janice.

      What comes to put milk in coffee, it varies to me. When I was working we had milk offered generally, but at our home we do not have. So, I learned to drink coffee with and without milk. But, but, when on travel, I take white coffee always, because on bars the coffee is not as tasty as I make it in our home. I have made coffee since my childhood and it was just my task to make coffee (incluido “Moliendo café”). My wife drinks coffee black, but with sugar. She used to put honey to coffee for many decades, but then she changed honey to sugar.

      I did not descend by cable car, because it was not in use; only during winters for slalom skier; so I think.

      Thank You following our car trip and leaving Your comment.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 3, 2012 @ 10:36 | Reply

  19. Wow it’s interesting to see Saariselka without all the snow. Gorgeous! Must certainly head back to see Finland in summer:)

    Happy Easter
    Kel

    Comment by everythingiknowilearntfromtv — April 7, 2012 @ 17:59 | Reply

    • Hi Kel.

      It is indeed very different looking in winter and summer. I have not been there in winter, but in a similar place. Thank You for Your comment.

      Happy Easter!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 8, 2012 @ 08:09 | Reply

  20. Wow! Gorgeous!

    I hope you enjoyed your coffee break!

    Comment by Deli Lanoux, Ed.D. — April 9, 2012 @ 19:09 | Reply

    • Hello Deli.

      Good coffee keeps a man on the road!🙂

      Comment by Sartenada — April 10, 2012 @ 07:39 | Reply


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