Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

April 18, 2014

North of Arctic Circle 9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9 / Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9 / Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico 9

In English:

Day7 (Thurdsay, September 05, 2013). Distance: Round trip 71km / 41.4mi. Temperature: morning 7.0ºC /44.6ºF and evening 19ºC / 66.21F. Route: Muonio-Pallastunturi-Muonio.

Today we decided to hike. Our target was to conquer the Arctic Hill called Palkaskero. The lenght of the route is only 7.5 kilometers / 4.7 miles and the rise to the top is 240 meters / 787.4 feet. Sounds again easy again. In Finnish we have a word “Rakka” which means craggy outcrop of rock on the summit of a hill or on its slopes. When You see my photos then You understand the meaning of “Rakka” and why it took 2.5 hours to hike this route including coffee pause on the hilltop.

This small hike was worth doing although the wind was so strong that the hair loss was close to both of us.

En español:

Día 7 (Jueves, 05 de septiembre de 2013). Distancia: 71 kilometros de ida y vuelta / 41.4mi. Temperatura: 7.0 º C por la mañana / 44,6 º F y por la tarde de 19 º C / 66.21F. Ruta: Muonio-Pallastunturi-Muonio.

Hoy decidimos ir de excursión. Nuestro destino era conquistar la colina Ártico llamado Palkaskero. El largo del recorrido es de sólo 7,5 kilometros / 4,7 millas y la subida a la cima se encuentra a 240 metros / 787.4 pies. Suena muy fácil de nuevo. En Finlandia tenemos una palabra “Rakka”, que significa promontorio escarpado de roca en la cumbre de una colina o en sus laderas. Cuando Usted ve mis fotos entonces entiendes el significado de “Rakka” más mejor y por qué se tardó 2,5 horas para caminar penosamente esta ruta incluyendo pausa café en la cima de la colinidea.

Esta pequeña caminata valía la pena hacerlo, aunque el viento era tan fuerte que la pérdida del cabello era cerca para nos ambos.

En francais:

Jour 7 (Jeudi, 05 Septembre 2013). Distance: 71 km aller-retour / 41.4mi. Température: matin 7,0 º C / 44,6 º F et soir 19 º C / 66.21F. Route: Muonio-Pallastunturi-Muonio.

Aujourd’hui nous décidions de faire une randonnée. Notre objectif était de conquérir la colline de l’Arctique appelé Palkaskero. La longueur de l’itinéraire est à seulement 7,5 km / 4,7 miles et la montée vers le sommet est de 240 mètres / 787,4 pieds. Sonne de nouveau facile. En finnois, nous avons un mot “Rakka” qui signifie éperon escarpé du rocher sur le sommet d’une colline ou sur ses pentes. Quand vous voyez mes photos alors vous comprenez le sens mieux le mot “Rakka” et pourquoi il a fallu 2,5 heures pour faire ce parcours, y compris pause-café sur la colline.

Cette petite randonnée en valait la peine même si le vent était si fort que la perte de cheveux était proche de nous les deux.

Em Português:

Day7 (quinta-feira, setembro 5, 2013). Distância: Ida e volta 71 km / 41.4mi. Temperatura: manhã 7,0 º C / 44,6 º F e à noite 19 º C / 66.21F. Route: Muonio-Pallastunturi-Muonio.

Hoje decidimos caminhar. Nosso alvo era conquistar a Colina do Ártico chamada Palkaskero. O comprimento do percurso é de apenas 7,5 km / 4,7 milhas e a ascensão ao topo é de 240 metros / 787,4 pés. Soa novamente fácil. Em finlandês, temos uma palavra “Rakka”, que significa afloramento rochoso de rocha no cume da colina ou em suas encostas. Quando você vê as minhas fotos, então você entende o significado de “Rakka” e por que demorou para nós 2,5 horas para caminhar essa rota incluindo pausa café no topo da colina.

Esta pequena caminhada valeu a pena, embora o vento era tão forte que a perda de cabelo estava perto de nós dois.

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle9 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 9/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 9/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico9

North of Arctic Circle 8 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 8/ Au nord du Cercle Arctique 8/ Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico 8

North of Arctic Circle 10 / Al norte del Círculo polar ártico 10 / Au nord du Cercle Arctique10 / Ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico10

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

Beyond the Arctic Circle 9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico 9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique 9

59 Comments »

  1. Très belle balade et tous ces efforts et quelques cheveux perdus étaient mérités pour une si belle vue😉
    Bonne semaine

    Comment by Sophie L. — April 18, 2014 @ 07:47 | Reply

    • Bonjour Sophie.

      Eh bien, j’ai perdu presque tous mes cheveux il y a de nombreuses années quand en Floride.🙂

      Joyeuses Pâques!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 18, 2014 @ 12:38 | Reply

      • LOL😉
        Est ce que tu remarques que l’on parle souvent de cheveux toi et moi😉
        Joyeuses Pâques à toi aussi !😉

        Comment by Sophie L. — April 18, 2014 @ 15:43 | Reply

  2. The wind must have been very strong , actually…..
    Beautiful takes that make us know another nuance of your country.
    Thanks Matti, for sharing this experience and these photos , and Happy Easter!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — April 18, 2014 @ 09:17 | Reply

    • Hello Anna.

      Yes, it really was. We were afraid that it will “sweep” us down from the path! Thank You commenting.

      Buona Pasqua!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 18, 2014 @ 12:52 | Reply

  3. looks like rough ground for hiking but pretty vistas.

    Comment by My Heartsong — April 18, 2014 @ 10:23 | Reply

    • Hello Janechese.

      It was awesome hike. Our motto was: Better to walk slowly, than rapidly by helicopter to a hospital.

      Happy Easter.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 18, 2014 @ 13:01 | Reply

  4. sartenada good ^ ^

    Northern Wilderness! Sounds great ^ ^
    And Japan’s Hokkaido near this landscape?
    Was always up the splendor of nature, thank you ^ ^

    Comment by ❤ちえたん — April 18, 2014 @ 11:57 | Reply

    • Hello ちえたん.

      I love the comparison with Hokkaido. I am glad You loved my photos. Thank You commenting.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — April 18, 2014 @ 13:07 | Reply

  5. I love the photos that you share – I find the scenery very interesting in that it resembles the highest areas of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and Glacier National park in Montana – just the highest of the alpine area in those parks – I always find the air very thin there and a little harder to breath when we hike. the trails there though are very short and steep

    Comment by Karen — April 18, 2014 @ 14:14 | Reply

    • Hi Karen.

      So nice to read Your interesting comment. I love to hear that there are similar places in other part of worlds. Thank You.

      Happy Easter.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 18, 2014 @ 14:29 | Reply

  6. It looks like a nice weather to hike. Beautiful scenes!

    Comment by Amy — April 18, 2014 @ 15:56 | Reply

    • Hi Amy.

      It really was. We were lucky with the weather, because no rain. The day before leaving the Muonio area there was quite heavy fog and it was just that day which we selected to crown our final hike. Photos can be seen in post number 11. Thank You commenting.

      Happy Easter.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2014 @ 08:33 | Reply

  7. It looks an extensive and primitive plain.
    Wasn’t it hard to walk on rocks ?

    Comment by 洋子 — April 18, 2014 @ 16:55 | Reply

    • Hello Maatan.

      Yes it was hard, especially when descending down from the top we had to be very careful. That we “conquered” this arctic hill was victory to us. Thank You for Your comment.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2014 @ 08:42 | Reply

  8. Although the hike was not as easy at it seemed it would be, I’m sure you found it very worthwhile in spite of the high wind. The scenery is fantastic, and the view from the top is beautiful. Thank you for taking us along with you.

    Comment by seniorhiker — April 18, 2014 @ 16:55 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Yes, sir. The feeling was great after conquering the hill top and descending down healthy without any accident. It is funny thing that climbing up is easier than descending down on rocky terrain. Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Happy Easter!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2014 @ 11:29 | Reply

  9. What a lonely place. No trace of human presence, except a few poles and a trellis. Or do you have the presence of people deliberately kept out of the picture?

    Comment by artifotoblog — April 18, 2014 @ 18:31 | Reply

    • Hi Artifotoblog.

      We made this road trip during off-season. Next week would have been better to shoot fall photos indeed, but it was our decision to select this week. Next week our Portuguese course started and thus it was not suitable. Yes, I always avoid shooting photos from another people and if it is not possible, I shoot photos from behind or from a distance. This hiking area is huge and there are so many tracks that people just “vanish” in the terrain. In my future post number 11, there are some people, but not identifiable. Think about it, if someone would be a hiking with a lover, and would be identified thru my photos.

      Happy Easter.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2014 @ 11:44 | Reply

  10. So windy you almost lost your hair, haha, that was so funny! Despite the wind, it looks like a great walk.

    Comment by Letizia — April 18, 2014 @ 18:53 | Reply

    • Hello Letizia.

      Oh yes, half humor, half-true.🙂 I am glad that You loved my photos. Thank You commenting.

      Happy Easter.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2014 @ 11:54 | Reply

  11. Magnifiques couleurs, c’est un plaisir de venir voyager chez toi.
    Bonne soirée et bonnes fêtes de Pâques.

    Comment by vever02 — April 18, 2014 @ 21:26 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Oh-la-la, je suis flatté par votre remarque. Merci beaupoup.

      Joyeuses Pâques!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2014 @ 12:01 | Reply

  12. The rocky terrain must have made that a very tough hike, but the views are incredible! And with nothing to stop the wind I can imagine you might have to tie your hair down!

    Comment by montucky — April 19, 2014 @ 04:06 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. Finally we were happy after this hike and in good mood. So we decided to make another easier hike on the same day – photos in next post.

      Happy Easter.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2014 @ 12:13 | Reply

  13. come sempre le tue immagini e le tue parole straordinarie ci fanno vivere con te la grande emozione del Nord!
    auguro a te e a chi ti è caro serene festività pasquali

    Comment by ventisqueras — April 19, 2014 @ 07:28 | Reply

    • Hi Ventisqueras.

      Very nice comment. Thank You.

      Buona Pasqua anche a voi.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2014 @ 12:15 | Reply

  14. I can’t see artificial products.
    I feel ancient earth and feel clear.
    Thank you!

    Comment by キース — April 19, 2014 @ 11:03 | Reply

    • Hi キース.

      You are right. Fells are 65 million years old. The form which we see today, they got after the last ice age about 10 000 years ago. The air is indeed pure. Thank You for Your comment.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2014 @ 12:43 | Reply

  15. Un magnífico reportaje como siempre, Sartenada. Los paisajes son maravillosos.
    Os deseo un buen fin de semana y Felices Pascuas.

    Comment by Isabel Fernández Bernaldo de Quirós — April 19, 2014 @ 11:13 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Gracias por tu comentario muy amable y alabando, es un placer cada vez para mi leer tus comentarios.

      También te deseo un buen fin de semana y Felices Pascuas.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 19, 2014 @ 12:31 | Reply

  16. Loved the pictures, what views. I see the habit of building cairns is international, I loather them but others don’t! Here in Austria we’re waiting for the snow to melt, the skiers to go home and we can have our mountains back to ourselves for walking!

    Comment by annarashbrook — April 19, 2014 @ 15:36 | Reply

    • Hi Annarashbrook.

      Thank You. Cairns would have many stories to be told, if we could understand them. They know the history of our globe, much better than we. The winter here has been “warm” and short. Soon birches got small leaves and then summer is close.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2014 @ 07:32 | Reply

  17. Stunning landscape😀 Happy Easter🙂

    Comment by wolke205 — April 19, 2014 @ 18:52 | Reply

    • Hello Woke.

      So nice to read that You loved the scenery. Thank You.

      Happy Easter.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2014 @ 07:38 | Reply

  18. Hello, Matti! Pleased to find a new part of your North of Arctic Circle series! Beautiful pictures as always! Does it only seem to be colder as during the days before (which you have shown in the former parts)? May be it’s only due to the height of the hill Palkaskero or caused by the very strong wind.

    I’d like to take the opportunity to wish you and Anja happy Easter holidays!

    Till next time!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — April 19, 2014 @ 20:53 | Reply

    • Hallo Michèle.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. In Autumn weather can change “quickly” and very much. One must remember that the Arctic Sea is not so far away from these regions and also Gulf Stream. Gulf Stream brings warm weather to the whole Scandinavia. Those weather figures are from Anja’s notebook. The wind has great effect indeed how cold we feel the weather. Here in the Southern Finland we always look the official temperature and the real feel of temperature before going out. The difference can be very much in winter time.

      Happy continuation of Easter holidays to You also.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2014 @ 08:05 | Reply

  19. quel bel endroit désertique et rocailleux j’espère que tu n’as pas perdu tous tes cheveux hi hi j’aime beaucoup les premières photos d’arbres une belle ballade en ta compagnie mon amie, bonnes fêtes de pâques bisous MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — April 19, 2014 @ 22:56 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Je suis heureux en lisant ton commentaire. Merci beaucoup.

      Bonnes fêtes de pâques à toi aussi. Bisous.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2014 @ 08:25 | Reply

  20. Your pictures are simply amazing and beautiful. I love the colors – I’ve never seen anything like it!

    Comment by megtraveling — April 20, 2014 @ 02:08 | Reply

    • Hi Meg.

      I happy that You visited my post and found it interesting. Thank You for Your comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2014 @ 08:28 | Reply

  21. The colored leaves are beautiful. I have an uncanny sense about being colored leaves.

    Comment by aquacompass7 — April 20, 2014 @ 08:41 | Reply

    • Hello Aquacompass7.

      Very nice comment. Thank You leaving it.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — April 20, 2014 @ 08:45 | Reply

  22. Such a beautiful landscape. Looking at the surface, I’d say you both did very well staying upright – with my luck lately, I’d have tripped and damaged something!

    Comment by hayley — April 21, 2014 @ 12:03 | Reply

    • Hi Hayley.

      Thank You saying so. In such a terrain everything can happen indeed.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 21, 2014 @ 12:46 | Reply

  23. Are those wild flowers blanketing the ground with orange. It certainly looks cold but beautiful. You and your wife must be in such excellent health.

    Comment by kareninhonolulu — April 23, 2014 @ 21:37 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Thank You for Your kind comment and praising our health. Yes, indeed. The main secret is to walk, walk and walk!!! We love walking all the year round and also cycling in summer. Last year we walked 1267 km / 787 miles. Last March 163 km / 101 miles. The amount varies due to how busy we are and due to the weather. On cold weather it is sometimes “difficult” to go out, we need to pull ourselves together and go out

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2014 @ 11:08 | Reply

      • And I have perfect walking weather if I can leave the house before 7 AM or after 6:30 PM as the sun is too hot for sun or dog.’

        Comment by kareninhonolulu — April 27, 2014 @ 03:22 | Reply

  24. Stunning colors of the trees and shrubs and great views from the summit. Much like our own Cairngorm mountains in the UK

    Comment by surfnslide — April 26, 2014 @ 16:39 | Reply

    • Hi Andy.

      Thank You. Isn’t “funny” that so far in the North there are trees and shrubs.🙂

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 27, 2014 @ 08:28 | Reply

  25. Very nice colors in your beautiful pictures. I’m sure you enjoyed your coffee break while looking at all that scenery.

    Comment by luchanik — April 28, 2014 @ 05:58 | Reply

    • Hi Davinder.

      You are right. We really enjoyed the coffee break admiring the landscape and trying to see people which size seemed to be about one millimeter size down there. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great start of new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 28, 2014 @ 06:56 | Reply

  26. Good morning, we also love hiking, but I know that’s tiresome to walk on stony paths. In this beautiful surrounding it’s, however, lovely to walk! Have a good week and best regards.

    Comment by Martina Ramsauer — April 28, 2014 @ 09:37 | Reply

    • Hi Martina.

      Yes indeed and no so young people. ) Thank You commenting.

      Have a nice day

      Comment by Sartenada — April 28, 2014 @ 15:02 | Reply

      • I think that is very, very important. I love hiking, especially, for this reason!
        All the best
        Martina

        Comment by Martina Ramsauer — April 28, 2014 @ 16:57 | Reply

  27. Hei
    I was great fun to read this article of hiking you enjoyed.
    I think that coffee to drink at the top of the hill would be very tasty.
    I also want to drink coffee in nature.
    Kiitos🙂

    Comment by Misa — May 4, 2014 @ 12:05 | Reply

    • Hi Misa.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. I am really glad that You loved my post and photos. Coffee drink in the open air is always so tasty.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — May 4, 2014 @ 12:10 | Reply


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