Day 35 Kayaking and hiking in the Finnish wilderness

14 Jul

Proper wilderness stuff with endless pine and spruce forests, lakes, rivers, bears, elk and wolves. Didn’t see those but did see a reindeer, happily munching at the swampy bushes and ignoring the hikers. Not a biking day so it doesn’t count, but still a nice place to be and great to experience some Finnishness in a wonderful landscape with wonderful t-shirt weather after yesterday’s 7 degrees. And after the exertion of kayaking through the wilderness, a restorative sauna (that’s "sah-oo-na", not "sorner") and a relaxing beer (the Finns do a much better beer than the Norwegians and Swedish), with a view over the expansive forest while I read the guide book and prepare to be back on the road tomorrow (when it will no doubt rain again).