I enjoy going on treks with my backpack in remote, unpopulated areas.


Oulanka National Park, Finland


Finland is definitely my favourite destination. The beautiful unspoilt nature and the vastness make it very special. In some areas I walked for days without seeing any other people!

I did my first treks in Finland in May 2002. You can see some of the pictures I took there.

One of the most famous trails in Finland is "Karhunkierros" or "The Bears Ring". I've compiled all the information I found about this trail into my "Hiking Karhunkierros" page.

I enjoyed these treks so much that I returned in September 2002, again to Oulanka National Park.
Here are the pictures from that trip.

Again I hope to return to Finland as soon as possible, there are still so many places to go and things to do.


Hiking in Finland
Metsähallitus (Finnish Forestry Commission)
Metsähallitus - Finland's National Parks
Metsähallitus - Hiking Pages
Finnish Tourist Board - Hiking
Finland on Hiker Central
Information about PAN parks
Finland holiday 1997
Teepakki-Climb - Misc: Climbing Shops

Hiking Gear

Garmin - GPS receivers
Suunto - Wrist Computers
Recta - Compasses
Meindl - Hiking Shoes
The North Face - Outdoor Gear
Mountain Safety Research - Outdoor Gear
Cascade Designs (a.o. Platypus, Therm-a-Rest)
Halti - Outdoor Gear
Lowe Alpine - Outdoor Gear
Stubai Mountaineering Gear
Black Diamond Equipment Ltd.
Sigg - Water bottles
Katadyn - Water micro-filters
Teva - Footwear
Lowland Outdoor Technology - Tents
Hilleberg - Tents
Tatonka - Outdoor Gear

Hiking Information

Hiking Resources: hiking related news, books and web resources (Dutch only)