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Frosty winter forest

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-25°C and the waxing gibbous Moon is shining on top of the Orion constellation. Near the zenith is the big dipper and the forest is so quiet...

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A: Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 14 of 20

Af Janne, 60 meter væk

And here we meet the snow mobile tracks once again. This is the furthest point of the ski track, now ...

Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 14 of 20

B: Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 13 of 20

Af Janne, 170 meter væk

We're now deep in boreal forest called Kalettomankangas after a lake nearby (lake Kaleton).

Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 13 of 20

C: Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 15 of 20

Af Janne, 250 meter væk

Info board tells that we are now near Huvikumpu, formerly popular (in the early 1990s, late 1980s) ga...

Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 15 of 20

D: Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 12 of 20

Af Janne, 260 meter væk

Ha, someone has made a shortcut. That's not very good sportmanship, ain't it?

Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 12 of 20

E: Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 16 of 20

Af Janne, 350 meter væk

The sign tells us that there's only 1.1 km left of the trail.

Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 16 of 20

F: Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 11 of 20

Af Janne, 350 meter væk

The same snow mobile track crosses the ski track once again. We are in Huvikumpu's forests now.

Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 11 of 20

G: Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 10 of 20

Af Janne, 420 meter væk

And now the path enters the forest again.

Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 10 of 20

H: Kettle lake Huosiainen, Siilinjärvi

Af Janne, 500 meter væk

A kettle (kettle hole, pothole) is a shallow, sediment-filled body of water formed by retreating glac...

Kettle lake Huosiainen, Siilinjärvi

I: Star trails above the skiing tracks

Af Janne, 550 meter væk

Star trails above the skiing tracks

J: Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 19 of 20

Af Janne, 550 meter væk

A small info board tells us about the extensive landscaping work done here, this used to be the edge ...

Patakukkula 2.1km ski track, panorama 19 of 20

Dette panorama blev taget i Finland

Dette er et overblik over Finland

Finland is the jam. It came from an exploding egg, the egg of a water bird, the top half of which you can still see in the shape of the starry canopy that hangs over the earth.

Finland is the most sparsely-populated country in the EU with only 5 million people. It's also been ranked the second most stable country in the world, after Norway.

Historically, Finland has been a part of Sweden and later, Russia. It was an autonomous Grand Duchy during the Russian Empire's reign and lasted as such until their declaration of independence in 1917. Subsequently Finland survived a civil war and wars against both Russia and Nazi Germany to eventually settle down as an EU member circa 1955.

Finnish language is cool, it's totally unrelated to the whole Latin-root thing. Its closest relative is Hungarian. Linguistic historians estimate that it came from northern central Russia from 3000BC.

If you're in Helsinki, the museum at Suomenlinna has some interesting bunkers and military wreckage, including a submarine!

Caught on camera! Here's your long-awaited proof. Santa Claus comes from Finland.

Apart from Lappland, the other thing most people are familiar with out of Finland is aquavite. Literally it translates to "water of life" but it may make you feel more like you are dying when it hits your throat.

Text by Steve Smith.

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