Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

January 24, 2014

North of Arctic Circle3 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico3 / Au nord du Cercle Arctique3 / Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico3

In English:

Day 3 (Sunday, September 1, 2013). Driven 165km / 102.5mi. Temperature at afternoon: 14ºC / 57.2ºF partly cloudy. Route: Muonio-Olos-Pallas-Sirkka. Later we noticed that from Muonio to Pallastunturi it is only 65km / 40.3mi back and forth.

Finally we were ready to explore Lapland. Because we did not have exact idea were to start, we drove around. Happily we drove to the National park area called Pallastunturi and thus we got the first touch with the Arctic Hills. Our first “hiking” lasted about three hours including familiarizing of Visitors center and drinking nice cups of coffee in the “Hotel Pallas” which is next to the Visitors center. Among my photos You can see reindeers roaming around here and there. This was just the start!

En español:

Día 3 (Domingo, 01 de septiembre 2013). Manejando 165 kilometros / 102.5mi. Temperatura por la tarde: 14 º C / 57.2 º C. Nublado. Ruta: Olos Muonio-Pallas-Sirkka. Más tarde comprendimos que a partir de Muonio de Pallastunturi la distancia es sólo 65 kilometros / 40.3 mi de ida y vuelta.

Finalmente estábamos listos para explorar Laponia. Porque que no teníamos una idea exacta de dondé comenzar, manejábamos aquí y allá. Afortunadamente manejábamos nuestra carro a la zona del parque nacional llamado Pallastunturi y así recibíamos nuestro primer contacto con los cerros de árticos. Nuestra primera “senderismo” duró cerca de tres horas, incluyendo familiarización del centro de visitantes y bebiendo tazas de café de buen sabor en el “Hotel Pallas”, que está situado al lado del centro de visitantes. Entre mis fotos Vos pueden ver renos deambulando por aquí y por allá. Esto fue sólo el comienzo!

En francais:

Jour 3 (dimanche, le 1 Septembre 2013). Poussé 165 km / 102.5mi. Température à l’après-midi: 14 º C / 57,2 º F. Partiellement nuageux. Route: Muonio-Olos-Pallas-Sirkka. Plus tard, nous avons remarqué que de Muonio à Pallastunturi c’est seulement 65km / 40.3mi aller-retour.

Enfin, nous étions prêts à explorer la Laponie. Parce que nous n’avions pas une idée exacte de l’endroit où commencer, nous avons roulé ici et là. Heureusement, nous avons conduit notre bagnole à la zone du parc national appelé Pallastunturi et ainsi nous avons reçu notre premier contact avec les collines de l’Arctique. Notre première randonnée a duré environ trois heures, compris la familiarisation du centre d’accueil et dégustant savoureuses tasses de café dans l ‘”Hôtel Pallas”, qui est situé à côté du centre d’accueil. Parmi mes photos on peut voir quelques rennes errant ici et là. Ce n’était que à vrai dire le début!

Em Português:

Dia 3 (domingo, 1 de setembro, 2013). Conducido 165 km / 102.5mi. Temperatura à tarde: 14 º C / 57,2 º C Parcialmente nublado. Rota: Muonio-Olos-Pallas-Sirkka. Mais tarde percebemos que a partir de Muonio para Pallastunturi é apenas 65 km / 40.3mi frente e para trás.

Finalmente estávamos prontos para explorar Lapônia. Porque nós não tínhamos alguma idéia exata onde começar, nós percorríamos aqui e ali. Felizmente nós dirigimos à área do parque nacional chamado Pallastunturi e deste modo nós tínhamos o primeiro contato com os colinas Árticos. Nossa primeira “caminhada” durava cerca de três horas, familiarizando com o centro de visitantes e bebendo umas copos ​​de café com gosto refinado no “Hotel Pallas”, que fica ao lado do centro de visitantes. Entre as minhas fotos Você pode ver renas perambulando aqui e ali. Este foi um bom começo!

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park / Parque Nacional de Pallas-Yllästunturi / Parc national de Pallas-Yllästunturi

North of Arctic Circle2 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico2 / Au nord du Cercle Arctique2 / Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico2

North of Arctic Circle4

Compare this road trip 2013 to that we made 2011. Different routes and places:

Beyond the Arctic Circle3 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico3 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique3

Reindeers in Lapland by Anja (Length 2 minutes 16 sec.).

114 Comments »

  1. Lovely countryside, Matti. Great place to get a good hike in.

    Comment by wordsfromanneli — January 24, 2014 @ 08:56 | Reply

    • Hi Anneli.

      You are so right. We “conquered” three Arctic hills on the area and we made some walks thru national forests. Thank You commenting.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2014 @ 09:05 | Reply

  2. Me gustaron mucho las fotos y el video me encanto’ .
    Que lugares hermosos para visitar , y noto que , en setiembre , la temperatura es bastante tibia!
    Si no fuera por tu blog , yo nunca hubiera conocido todo esto!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — January 24, 2014 @ 09:13 | Reply

    • Hola Anna.

      Que buena. La temperatura más caliente fui 19ºC / 66.2ºF en un día. Entonces era un día soleado. Gracias también viendo el video de Anja y muchas gracias por tu comentario.

      Que tengas un buen Viernes!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2014 @ 09:25 | Reply

  3. I feel that I hike in your photograph.

    Comment by aquacompass7 — January 24, 2014 @ 09:13 | Reply

    • Hello aquacompass7.

      Thank you when saying so. Then my photo report was successful. This was just the first contact to the area to find what there will be.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2014 @ 09:32 | Reply

  4. My first views of Lapland! Very similar to our own Cairngorms National Park. Lovely images especially of the reindeer:)

    Comment by surfnslide — January 24, 2014 @ 11:06 | Reply

    • Hi Andy.

      Thank You. As You see it is not just Tundra! I love Your competition to Cairngorms National Park.

      At this latitude there are trees in the north, but when climbing the top of the hills, the trees vanish. In the beginning they are scrubby. When climbing up to the top, there are surprises, because there exist huge areas full of sharp rocks. Man must be extremely careful when passing over them. I have in future posts awesome photos presenting them. We had own motto when hiking: “It is better go slowly to the destination, than at high speed by the helicopter to the hospital”.
      .
      Happy upcoming weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2014 @ 11:29 | Reply

  5. The beautiful and immense space is so inviting, one can go on forever. Lapland hiking, on the list of to-do this year:-). Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by cocoaupnorth — January 24, 2014 @ 12:20 | Reply

    • Hi Cocoaupnorth.

      It is worth for hiking indeed. Thank You commenting.

      Happy Friday.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2014 @ 12:26 | Reply

  6. What beautiful growth midst the “desolation,” Sartenada. I especially love the boardwalks (like we experienced in some boggy areas of Vancouver Island years ago) and, of course, the handsome reindeer! What a grand experience that must have been for you!

    Comment by Ginnie — January 24, 2014 @ 12:25 | Reply

    • Hi Ginnie.

      Thank You. Those boardwalks at the beginning of the route were handy. Oddly enough, that we did not see them in other places so often.

      Fresh air and feeling free are always for good for a man.🙂

      Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2014 @ 13:19 | Reply

  7. I love the way you challenge preconceptions the words Arctic and Lapland bring to mind the idea of a white, snow laden landscape and it is wonderful to see your images which show a different side to things

    Comment by paulaacton — January 24, 2014 @ 12:27 | Reply

    • Hello Paula.

      Thank You. Well, Lapland is colorful in fall, but we came one week too early. Anyway at the end of the week, we saw more Lapland’s colors which are red. I shot photos from:

      Mountain Bearberry (Wikipedia),

      in many places, but You’ll see them later.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2014 @ 12:35 | Reply

  8. Wunderschöne Bilder dort möchte ich auch gerne jetzt sein und Wandern die kleine Holz Hüte ist schön könnte mir vorstellen dort zu Leben, wünsche dir einen schönen Freitag und ein gutes und schönes Wochenende.Liebe Grüße von mir Gislinde

    Comment by giselzitrone — January 24, 2014 @ 12:35 | Reply

    • Hallo Giselinde.

      Ich bin froh, dass Sie meine Fotos lieben. Das kleine Holzhütte für lappländischen Rentier Männer reserviert ist. Wir auch ein Deutsche paar gesehen haben, und sie in der Bild Nummer vierundzwanzig sind.

      Schönes Wochenende! Liebe Grüße!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2014 @ 12:56 | Reply

  9. It’s a great Mountain~
    Wonderful view~

    Comment by KOH  — January 24, 2014 @ 13:39 | Reply

    • Hi KOH.

      Thank You commenting.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2014 @ 13:47 | Reply

  10. That is really beautiful scenery! I enjoyed your pictures and the video too – reindeer are quite graceful…🙂

    Comment by megtraveling — January 24, 2014 @ 15:20 | Reply

    • Hi Meg.

      Thank You. Anja will be happy when hearing Your comment about her small video.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2014 @ 15:23 | Reply

  11. Lots of wide open spaces! The reindeer photos are quite spectacular 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — January 24, 2014 @ 15:24 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      It is not a much crowded as in the major European cities.🙂 Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2014 @ 15:28 | Reply

  12. how lovely! this area reminds me of the tundra trails in the upper part of Glacier National Park in Montana USA

    Comment by Karen — January 24, 2014 @ 15:25 | Reply

    • Hi Karen.

      Thank You comparing and commenting. I find it always interesting due to big distances.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2014 @ 15:30 | Reply

  13. White reindeer looks sacred animal…

    Comment by 洋子 — January 24, 2014 @ 16:30 | Reply

    • Hello Maatan.

      You are right. When I saw it for the first time I had same feeling. This made me to remember old Finnish movie from 1952. I was kid when I saw it:

      The White Reindeer.

      It won in 1957 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film. I am happy that You watched my wife’s short video. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have great weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 25, 2014 @ 11:11 | Reply

  14. The scenery is beautiful. Tank you very much for taking us along with you on your hike. The national park must be popular, since there were many hikers along the trail you took.

    Comment by seniorhiker — January 24, 2014 @ 18:27 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      Thank You. This national park is one of the first national parks (established 1938) in Finland and it is the third largest national park in Finland. Generally I avoid shooting photos from other people than us. During the week we saw many busses coming there full of hikers, senior hikers, because the Young one are working. I had to say that many of them, were in better conditions than us!

      Actually this was not a hike, just a walk. in the area there are 350 kilometers / 220 miles of marked hiking trails. This tells about its popularity.

      Have a great weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 25, 2014 @ 11:33 | Reply

  15. Breath-taking scenery!. Looks like a good hike and great to see the cariboo, especially the albino. They are a threatened species here, how are they doing there?

    Comment by janechese — January 24, 2014 @ 19:47 | Reply

    • Hi Janechese.

      Thank You commenting and making a question. It was the first time when we saw white reindeer – impressive. Wikipedia did not give any idea in English, but maybe this English page give answer to Your question:

      Reindeer Husbandry1.

      This maybe better:

      Reindeer Husbandry2.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 25, 2014 @ 11:43 | Reply

  16. I would love to visit here! The landscapes are amazing and I love the reindeer wandering around. Wonderful photos, Matti!

    Comment by hayley — January 24, 2014 @ 21:25 | Reply

    • Hi Hayley.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. You are welcome! Well, if You visit in Europe then it is easy to reach these areas by plane. From Helsinki there are for example flights to Rovaniemi which is situated at the Arctic Circle. Then hire a car and the adventure starts. The best time for a visit is in the beginning of September, as we did. Of course June, July and Augusta are excellent summer months for visits, but then there are mosquitoes. Some year more or less, it varies.

      I suggest to You to check our earlier road trip which we made 2011: Beyond the Arctic Circle1.

      It is same kind of road trip, but made in the middle of Lapland continuing to the Northernmost part of Finland and presenting also 3 posts from Norway. Worth for a check.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 25, 2014 @ 12:07 | Reply

      • Thanks very much for those suggestions which I will refer back to. It will be a few years off yet, but I am definitely picturing a trip to Finland and Norway (for starters!).

        Comment by hayley — January 26, 2014 @ 00:43 | Reply

        • Hayley, wise words. We love also Norway and I have 4 posts from there.

          Happy Sunday.

          Comment by Sartenada — January 26, 2014 @ 09:50 | Reply

  17. Bonsoir Matti ! Quel paysage extraordinaire, un peu lunaire parfois. Intéressant de voir ces rênes qui se promènent dans la nature, ces buissons colorés (ils portent des baies comestibles ?) et tous ces sentiers de randonnée. Merci de cette belle balade et tout de bon à toi.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — January 24, 2014 @ 21:49 | Reply

    • Bonjour Isa.

      Tes visites sur mon blog sont toujours un plaisir pour moi. Merci beaucoup de m’avoir fait un commentaire. Oui, quelquel baies sont comestible. Plus tard tu vas voir comment Anja les ramassent. J’suis heureux que mon post plaisait toi.

      Passes un très bon week-end,bisous.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 25, 2014 @ 12:15 | Reply

  18. Thanks for sharing the rugged landscapes and the reindeers with huge horns! Wonderful video and pictures.

    Comment by tiny lessons blog — January 24, 2014 @ 22:57 | Reply

    • Hello Tiny lessons blog.

      Thank You. I’ll tell Anja that You loved her video.

      Have a nice weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 25, 2014 @ 12:23 | Reply

  19. It is beautiful animals!

    Comment by harubocchan — January 25, 2014 @ 00:56 | Reply

    • Hi Harubocchan.

      Thank You for Your visit and leaving Your comment. I am happy that my photos pleased You.

      Have a great weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 25, 2014 @ 12:25 | Reply

  20. Merci Matti pour ces superbes photos et cette vidéo, ça me donne juste envie d’y être ;)!

    Comment by chantaki — January 25, 2014 @ 01:44 | Reply

    • Bonjour Chantal.

      Merci pour ton commentaire élogieux. Anja est heureuse que tu aimais le vidéo aussi. Je te souhaite une excellente journée. Bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 25, 2014 @ 12:30 | Reply

  21. Once again, your photos are gorgeous and startling in their clarity!!!! The wildlife “captures” are amazing! Thank you for taking us along!!!!!!

    Comment by treadlemusic — January 25, 2014 @ 02:27 | Reply

    • Hi Doreen.

      So nice to read Your comment. Thank You. I wish a very happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 25, 2014 @ 12:32 | Reply

      • Thank you and to you, also!!!!! Hugs………..

        Comment by treadlemusic — January 25, 2014 @ 16:49 | Reply

  22. Fantastic! I would love to see the reindeer. Thanks, Sartenada!

    Comment by ruthincolorado — January 25, 2014 @ 07:22 | Reply

    • Hello Ruth.

      Thank You commenting. Reindeers are a little bit shy, but man can meet them in Lapland everywhere.

      Have a great weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 25, 2014 @ 12:34 | Reply

  23. HELLO!
    What great nature it is!!
    I was impressed by the white moose in the video.
    It is a beautiful, and pure.
    I would like to walk in the huge view like you.
    When I visited to Helsinki, I went to The Natural History Museum, it was very exciting time.
    Kiitos!

    Comment by Misa — January 25, 2014 @ 07:28 | Reply

    • Hello Misa.

      Next time when in Finland, do not stay in Helsinki, but fly to Rovaniemi which is at the Arctic Circle.

      Welcome and thank You for Your kind comment.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 25, 2014 @ 12:41 | Reply

  24. I like photos of deer.
    I am surprised you can looking natural deer nearly.

    Comment by キース — January 25, 2014 @ 08:52 | Reply

    • Hello キース.

      Thank You. Our Lapland is safe and it offers for visitors many experiences, not only in summer but in winter too.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — January 25, 2014 @ 12:45 | Reply

  25. Wow! Lapland is a lot more colorful than I thought. Your reindeer photos are amazing – you were able to get so close!

    Comment by Ann — January 25, 2014 @ 12:37 | Reply

    • Hi Ann.

      Reindeers are shy, but very tame at same time. Sometimes they visit hotel areas also and then man can nearly touch them. Here is excellent example showing reindeers near to a hotel in:

      Reindeers among cars in Saariselkä, Lapland.

      Thank You commenting. Have a great weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 25, 2014 @ 12:53 | Reply

  26. Thanks for sharing these great photos and video. They’re such beautiful animals!

    Comment by heididonner — January 25, 2014 @ 13:04 | Reply

    • Hi Heidi.

      Thank You for Your visit and comment. I am happy that You noticed Anja’s short video also.

      Have a great weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 25, 2014 @ 13:22 | Reply

  27. I very much enjoyed hiking along with you through the countryside. Your wildlife pictures are amazing, to be so close to a moose must be wonderful!

    Comment by elisaruland — January 25, 2014 @ 16:21 | Reply

    • Hello Elisa.

      I am glad that You loved to hike with us thru my photos. Thank You. Those roaming animals are reindeers, same as it is sung in the song: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”.🙂

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 26, 2014 @ 09:39 | Reply

  28. Hello Matti, I’m a bit late this time but fortunately I didn’t miss your 3rd part of the “North of Arctic Circle”. I’m quite impressed to see the quite colourful landscape of Lapland and the areas within the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. I love the white reindeer! How graceful! And how impressive the other one with the enormous horns!
    Thanks for showing your photos as well as the video!
    Have a nice weekend – Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — January 25, 2014 @ 23:38 | Reply

    • Hallo Michèle.

      Thank You. Everyone of has our busy times, so You are not late. I am blogging now only every second week, so no problem. I am happy that You got an idea about our Notthern-Western Lapland and this National park. One reason that we learned to love it is that it is safe for visit. Thank You seing Anja’s video. I forgot to mentioned that is full HD video.

      Frohen Sonntag, mein freund.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 26, 2014 @ 09:48 | Reply

  29. The colors and space in your photos are very beautiful, and this looks like a wonderful place for hiking. The landscape, vegetation, and even the caribou are just like many parts of Alaska!.I also like the video, and it’s interesting that everything about the reindeer is white, even the antlers. Thanks for sharing your adventure!.

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — January 26, 2014 @ 16:11 | Reply

    • Hi Marilyn.

      So nice to read Your comment. I am glad that You loved my photos and Anja’s video.

      Have a great start of this week.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 27, 2014 @ 08:06 | Reply

  30. Beautiful photos! Thank you for taking us along with you on your hike. The scenery is fantastic.

    Comment by alskamom — January 26, 2014 @ 19:20 | Reply

    • Hi Alskamom.

      I am very happy that You visited my post and loved it. Thank You leaving Your comment.

      Have great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 27, 2014 @ 08:12 | Reply

  31. A very relaxing , beautiful trip by the park. Those reindeers are amazing. Up close and exciting. Thanks for sharing this. Happy Sunday!

    Comment by Island Traveler — January 26, 2014 @ 19:26 | Reply

    • Hello Island Traveler.

      I never could not know that reindeers are so popular. Next time I’ll shoot more photos from them. Thank You for kind comment.

      Have a great start of this new eek.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 27, 2014 @ 08:17 | Reply

  32. I had no idea that the top of the world would be filled with such beautiful colors. I enjoyed my hike with you and Anya! And what a great video – I have a hard time imagining how the reindeer hold up their heads with those huge antlers.

    Comment by Heart To Harp — January 26, 2014 @ 20:06 | Reply

    • Hi Janet.

      Thank You. This was just the beginning. The landscape has great variety there, but later, later.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 27, 2014 @ 08:19 | Reply

  33. Wonderful!

    Comment by tiara — January 27, 2014 @ 07:59 | Reply

    • Hello Tiara.

      Thank You for Your visit on my site, this post and commenting.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 27, 2014 @ 08:21 | Reply

  34. Looking at your pictures gives me the impression to be in Lapland myself! It is much more colourful than I would have imagined. It seems that you also live hiking! Thank you for having given me this opportunity. Best regards Martina

    Comment by Martina Ramsauer — January 27, 2014 @ 10:40 | Reply

    • Hi Martina.

      Thank You. Yes, we indeed love hiking, although this was just a walk. In my series later we hike on three of these Arctic hills. In other posts we walk; once thru deep forest.

      Have a great start of this week!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 27, 2014 @ 11:02 | Reply

  35. Very interesting and beautiful pictures and the video – they remind me why kansallispuisto is one of my favourite words ever🙂

    Comment by alcessa — January 27, 2014 @ 14:52 | Reply

    • Hello Alcessa.

      I am very glad when reading You kind comment. Thank You. Well, Kansallispuisto “National park” is indeed worth for learning.🙂. Anja will be happy also when hearing that You loved her video.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 27, 2014 @ 14:57 | Reply

  36. Wunderschön die Bilder wünsche eine glückliche schöne Woche liebe Grüße Gislinde

    Comment by giselzitrone — January 27, 2014 @ 16:07 | Reply

    • Hallo Gislinde.

      Danke schön. Ich bin froh, dass Sie meine Fotos liebte.

      ich wünsche ihnen einen schönen Tag. Gruß.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 28, 2014 @ 08:07 | Reply

  37. Merveilleux billet pour nous faire découvrir un beau pays…
    Bonne soirée. Vever

    Comment by vever02 — January 27, 2014 @ 19:45 | Reply

    • Bonjour Vever.

      Merci de votre aimable commentaire. Je suis heureux que vous aimiez mes photos et vous rendu visite la région à travers mes photos.

      Je vous souhaite une excellente journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 28, 2014 @ 08:14 | Reply

  38. The reindeer are beautiful. I have never seen a white reindeer before – qu’il est beau!!

    Comment by Letizia — January 28, 2014 @ 22:27 | Reply

    • Hi Letizia.

      I am very glad that You love my photos and especially the white reindeer. Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 29, 2014 @ 08:59 | Reply

  39. bonjour mon amie quelle belle randonnée que de beaux paysages c’est superbe et en prime des rênes en liberté bisous MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — January 29, 2014 @ 14:40 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Merci beaucoup de faire si gentil commentaire. Mon coeur chante en le lisant.

      Bonne journée à toi.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 30, 2014 @ 08:15 | Reply

  40. ¿ y… renos blancos ? gracias por mostrarme al norte (muchisimo norte) — muy bonito y enterestante. me gustaria correr los caminitos ayì un dìa …

    Comment by betunada — January 29, 2014 @ 21:16 | Reply

    • Hola Betunada.

      Sí, sí renos blancos.🙂 Mi corazon es lleno de alegria al leer tu comentario alabando. Bienvenido algun día hacer la caminata.

      ¡Que tengan un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 30, 2014 @ 08:22 | Reply

  41. oh agréable ces sentiers

    Comment by l'Angevine — January 31, 2014 @ 10:51 | Reply

    • Bonjour Angevine.

      Merci beaucoup d’avoir fait ton commentaire. Oui, les nous aimons aussi.

      Belle Journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 31, 2014 @ 11:51 | Reply

  42. sono stata a Capo Nord in Norvegia ed ho attraversato anche la Lapponia norvegese, in queste tue bellissime immagini ne riconosco il fascino, i colori, la magnifica fauna e i piccoli licheni che ornano le rocce, grazie mi hai fatto rivivere le emozioni di allora
    ti ringrazio moltissimo delle tue visite nella mia casa, ne sono orgogliosa, sarai sempre mia ospite graditissima
    un grande amichevole abbraccio
    Ventis

    Comment by ventisqueras — February 1, 2014 @ 23:26 | Reply

    • Hi Ventisqueras.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. Very nice to read that You also have visited Capo Nord. It is very seldom when I read that people has visited there. We made many years the road trip to there and we loved it. Here is my post:

      Road trip to Nordkapp.

      Have a nice Sunday! Un grande amichevole abbraccio anche!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 2, 2014 @ 12:14 | Reply

  43. Unbelievably stunning landscapes! Wonderful photography too, I must add😀

    Comment by Jodi — February 3, 2014 @ 00:32 | Reply

    • Hi Jodi.

      So nice that You visited my blog and loved my photos presenting Fell Lapland. It is very peaceful to hike here and the human mind relaxes the middle of nature.

      Have a great start of this week.

      Comment by Sartenada — February 3, 2014 @ 07:58 | Reply

      • I’m considering visiting this year, around late Spring, early Summer. Your photos are definitely influencing me🙂

        Comment by Jodi — February 3, 2014 @ 14:27 | Reply

        • It would be better summer due to cold weather. Remember that it is in the North really.

          Welcome.

          Comment by Sartenada — February 3, 2014 @ 14:29 | Reply

  44. The colors ware amazing! It is worth the hike to come upon such wildlife. I love the Reindeer.

    Comment by Tokeloshe — February 6, 2014 @ 00:04 | Reply

    • Hello Tokeloshe.

      This week was not the best week to see fall colors; we were probably one week too early. I am glad that You love my photos. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 6, 2014 @ 08:33 | Reply

  45. Wonderful photographs. The landscape is lovely, peaceful and quiet. The reindeers are awesome creatures! I cannot imagine how they carry such huge racks! Great photos of them too. I enjoyed this view of Fell Lapland!

    Comment by George Weaver — February 11, 2014 @ 00:26 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      I am happy when reading Your comment. Thank You leaving it and loving my photos.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 11, 2014 @ 08:52 | Reply

  46. Enjoyed the photos! Beautiful!

    Comment by Wings of Wonder — February 19, 2014 @ 16:30 | Reply

    • Hello Linda.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 20, 2014 @ 08:04 | Reply

  47. This took me back to the days when I lived in Alaska. So serene. I love the wood carvings, too.

    Comment by Browsing the Atlas — February 20, 2014 @ 01:57 | Reply

    • Hello Browsing the Atlas.

      Thank You. These sceneries are far beyond the Arctic Circle. Alaska must be awesome, so I imagine. Wooden art is always art which I appreciate very much. As a material it is close to the nature.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 20, 2014 @ 08:12 | Reply

  48. I tweeted this, I’ve never seen reindeer in the wild.

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — February 20, 2014 @ 14:31 | Reply

    • Hi Photography Journal Blog.

      Thank You. Reindeers are very shy and kind animals. In Lapland man can see them everywhere. When driving man must be careful, because they cross the roads ignoring the car.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 20, 2014 @ 14:58 | Reply

  49. Thanks for this and interesting. To me, the reindeer look closer to some of our elk in Canadian Rocky Mountains.

    Comment by Jean — July 29, 2014 @ 01:12 | Reply

    • Hello Jean.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. Our reindeers live in our Northern part of Finland which is called Lapland.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 29, 2014 @ 07:15 | Reply

  50. Hi Sartenada, I must say, WOW!! Your photos are beautiful and you were right. The park does look very different now compared to when u were there. But u captured the scenery beautifully. Great job! ❤️

    Comment by pebbie64 — March 11, 2016 @ 21:10 | Reply

    • Hello ¨Tsing.

      Thank You for You praising comment. We spent one week on there are hiking and making road trips, but our base was in Muonio, which nice place to visit everywhere. For hiking, mean day hiking, Pallas-Yllästunturi area are is the best and autumn is ideal.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 13, 2016 @ 06:58 | Reply

  51. I would LOVE to see them in freedom. This walk goes straight to my wish-list for a future trip to Finland!
    Thanks for the wonderful pictures, Sartenada!

    Comment by El Caldero de Nimue — May 27, 2016 @ 14:31 | Reply

    • Hello El Caldero de Nimue.

      You are welcome. I am glad that You put this to Your future travel list. Our base was in Muonio (previous post in this series) from which there is short drive Pallas National park. You need car to drive around to make day hikes. Also train / bus connections without car are possible. When You start to plan trips, contact me, so I can give more detailed tips.

      There are other national parks. For example here starts our another road trip in the north:

      Beyond the Arctic Circle 2.

      This park is my favorite:

      Koli national park.

      Short cruises in Finland are must. This is my favorite:

      Cruise to Rock paintings.

      I think that is enough to give ideas Thank You.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 28, 2016 @ 07:37 | Reply

      • wow! Thanks for all this valuable travel info!

        Comment by El Caldero de Nimue — May 28, 2016 @ 20:56 | Reply

        • You are welcome. Did You know that in our northernmost parts in summer there are no nights, sun is over the horizon! It is incredible experience for a visitor. I collected three links show some where sun never set:

          Aavasaksa is the most Southern place where one can admire Midnight sun.

          Aavasaksa hill.

          Muonio, Our base for hiking. Even in September nights were quite short.

          Muonio

          Nuorgam, the northernmost village of Finland and the European Union. Here white nights start May 16 and end July 29. This means that white nights last 74 days.

          Nuorgam

          Have a nice day!

          Comment by Sartenada — May 29, 2016 @ 12:43 | Reply

  52. Wow the reindeer vary a lot in colour. The colours of the landscape are beautiful and it looks a lovely place to walk. Louise

    Comment by The Year I Touched My Toes — September 17, 2016 @ 11:49 | Reply

    • Hello Louise.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. I am happy that You loved post.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 17, 2016 @ 12:00 | Reply


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