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The Arctic Lapland Spring: Snowdrifts and Sunlight

Arctic Lapland spring: on the fell top, Ylläs, Lapland

We will show you the sunny, shining early spring of Lapland. In April Lapland bathes in light and the masses of snow make it sparkle even more. The bright sunshine, long days and mild temperatures make the arctic Lapland spring the total opposite of the dark winter time. March and April are the ideal months for skiing on Lapland’s snowy ...

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Pokhara: Short Hikes, Lake and the Annapurnas

Pokhara lakeside

Pokhara is a lakeside city at 900 m which in Nepal means the lowlands. Yet the city is at the very foot of the Himalayas. In Pokhara you can combine subtropical climate with snow-capped peaks – added with a green mountain lake. Pokhara, Nepal offers short hikes, a lake and the Annapurnas. The Annapurna Massif is literally behind the corner. The ...

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Travel in Nepal: Mountains and UNESCO Heritage

Nepal: Nature, Culture and UNESCO Sights

One day we understood we were going to travel to Nepal. Clas had a Kathmandu business trip approaching and should spend a week or two in the Nepalese capital. So I started creating a trip to the mountain country from scratch. What can we do and where should we travel in Nepal? Nepal children in Sarangkot, Annapurnas Most travelers go ...

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New Zealand South Island Road Trip in 11 Days

Crown Range Summit road

Spending a week and a half on a New Zealand South Island road trip we found the best places of the remote island. This post lets you join our spectacular drive across this long island in the Pacific Ocean, close to Antarktis. To make the trip, we bought flights to Christchurch and rented a campervan right at the airport. Leaving ...

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Places to Travel at Different Times of the Year

Kick of the travel year

The new year is here, and the time to start planning your travels. To inspire you I listed some of the best places to travel in winter, spring, summer and autumn. Portugal, Italy, Finland, France… See the list of my favorite places to travel. You can make more trips if you don’t travel that far. As I live in Finland ...

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New Zealand Drive: Mount Cook to Christchurch

Lake Tekapo and clouds

This post will show you the drive from Mount Cook to Christchurch across the New Zealand South Island. The highlights of the Mount Cook to Christchurch drive are the two glacier lakes of Pukaki and Tekapo, the rows of snow-capped mountains and the Rakaia gorge with deep turquoise waters. This is the last (number 9) of our New Zealand South Island ...

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New Zealand: Hiking to Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers

Franz Joseph Glacier walkers

The Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are the two biggest of the 140 existing in New Zealand, but the easiest to reach on foot. I will tell you how to get to these two glaciers and show what they look like.  Normally you can only get to glaciers on guided tours and helicopter rides but Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers ...

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Winter Finland in 25 Photos: Nature Art, Frozen Lakes

Winter in Finland, walking on the lake

Finland is known as the country of a thousand lakes. In fact there are 187.000 of them. All Finnish lakes normally get an ice cover for winter and afterwards snow falls on the ice. This makes winter Finland the perfect place for activities like skiing and skating or kick sledding and kite boarding on the lake. These photos will show ...

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New Zealand: Short Walks in Mount Cook National Park

Tasman Glacier Walker

We took some short walks in Mount Cook National Park, on the top of New Zealand, the place for New Zealand’s highest mountains, largest glaciers and spectacular glacier lakes.  To see the Mount Cook glacier lakes we took two short hikes: the Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier Lake Walk and the Kea Point Track to Mueller Glacial Lake. These walks ...

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Queenstown to Mount Cook via the Cardrona Road

Lake Pukaki shore and snow-capped mountains

This post will take you to the South Island of New Zealand. We are touring the island with a campervan and now driving from Queenstown to Mount Cook. We are taking the spectacular Crown Range (Cardrona) road from Queenstown to Wanaka, after which we will drive through the Lindis Pass to Lake Pukapi. At the end of the post we ...

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