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New Zealand Drive: Mount Cook to Christchurch

Lake Tekapo and clouds

This post presents a drive across New Zealand South Island, from Mount Cook to Christchurch. Highlights of the Mount Cook to Christchurch itinerary are the two glacier lakes Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo, the snow-capped mountain chains and the turquoise Rakaia Gorge. This is the last (number 9) of my New Zealand South Island posts that all together make a South Island round trip: from ...

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New Zealand: Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers

Franz Joseph Glacier walkers

Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers on the West Coast of  South Island are the two biggest of the 140 New Zealand glaciers – and the ones that are most easily accessible. Normally you can only get to glaciers on guided tours and scenic helicopter rides, but Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are different. Since the lower end of these two glaciers lies in ...

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Winter Finland in 25 Photos: Nature Art and Frozen Lakes

Winter in Finland, walking on the lake

Finland has approximately 187.000 lakes. These photos of winter Finland show what a Finnish lake looks like and how it changes during the snow season. All Finnish lakes normally get an ice cover and later in the winter snow falls on the ice. This makes Finnish lakes a perfect place for all kinds of winter activities from skiing and skating to kick sledding and kiteboarding. ...

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New Zealand: Short Walks in Mount Cook National Park

Tasman Glacier Walker

Aoraki Mount Cook is on the absolute top of New Zealand’s South Island. We took some short walks in Mount Cook National Park that has New Zealand’s largest glaciers and highest mountains. We had a great day out in this World Heritage site and saw snow-capped mountains, icebergs and glacier lakes, all under what is said to be the clearest skies of Southern Hemisphere. Mount Cook ...

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Queenstown to Mount Cook via the Cardrona Road

Lake Pukaki shore and snow-capped mountains

This blog post brings you to the South Island of New Zealand. We are touring the island with a campervan and in this post driving from Queenstown to Mount Cook (Aoraki Mt Cook). I will show you the spectacular Crown Range and Cardrona road that leads from Queenstown to Wanaka, after which we will see Lindis Pass, Lake Pukapi and finally Mount Cook.  ...

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Tampere Winter Walk

Pispala view to lake Pyhäjärvi, Tampere

This post on a Tampere winter walk shows what sunny January weather can be like in Tampere, Finland. We finally got snow and in some places a lot of it. Extreme Finnish winter temperatures and sunny winter days are finally here!  I went for a walk in the cold Tampere winter weather. I walked to the bridges of Tammerkoski rapids and to the slopes of Pispala Ridge outside ...

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Ski Tour in Lapland Wilderness

Skiing in sunshine

– Guest post by Maria Nygård –   We spent a week on our ski tour in Lapland in the wilderness of Urho Kekkonen National Park. I flew to Ivalo, Finland with three friends from Switzerland during Easter 2015. All we had with us was backpacks with warm clothes and food. No electricity, no modern conveniences. Only snow, sunshine and wild nature. ...

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