I made a short escape to Lapland one more time this spring! I am heading back to Helsinki on Wednesday. At the moment, I am just enjoying Lapland from behind of my laptop, but we managed to sneak out a little bit during the weekend.
On Saturday we headed to Tankavaara to see the local reindeer competion.
We also visited the Gold Prospector Museum. I really recommend visiting it if you are passing by!
On Sunday we drove just 15 minutes from Sodankylä. Our aim was to visit Hirviäkuru, a beautiful gorge in the area.
We were able to drive close to the starting place, although, the road conditions weren’t the best. We put on our snowshoes and started in the right direction. With my first step I went knee-deep through the snow. And it didn’t get much better later on. While pulling myself out of the snow, my snowshoes loosened and fell off several times.
Luckily we didn’t give up and the snow was much harder as we got further up the hill. And it was almost sunny! 🙂
We descended down to the gorge. It was pretty steep, but amazingly someone had driven a snowmobile down the same way.
The gorge was really beautiful and it is certainly worth a visit, if you are in Sodankylä. You can get really close in the summer, when the forestry roads are all open.
We started really late and only got back to the car around 8 pm. Luckily the days are already so long. Now this is really going to be my last post with winter and snow pictures!