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Christmas Mountain Excursion

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Starting point

Wander through wild Lapland to the famous Christmas Mountain in Finland, stop for some fishing at a mountain lake, and pick some wild berries and mushrooms for you to eat.

What to expect?

We start around 10 o'clock from Näätämö, Finland.

The first part of the hike goes on lower grounds through pine and birch forests. Then we reach Anna Greta Lakes, and can do some fishing. We are already half way to the mountain. There is no rush, so we take it easy, and enjoy every moment on the way. Possibly make fire at the lake side, have some coffee, and drink the fresh lake water. In the autumn, the lake sides are filled with blueberries.

The hike continues into older pine tree forests, over a small bridge, and into the tundra. Vegetation changes thinner and shorter, and we see the mountain in front of us. The climb is easy, and doesn't require any special skills or gear. There is a fire place made out of old reindeer fence, where we get to eat while watching the views. The mountain is on the Norway-Finland border, and you can also visit the Norwegian side. From the top, you can see into Russia, Norway, and Finland.

After the food has settled a little, we hike back to the village of Näätämö. On the way back, we can do more berry and mushroom picking, photographing and fishing.

We try to be back in Näätämö before 20:00.

What is included?

  • Food and drinks (no alcohol)
  • Fishing gear
  • Guide

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm windproof hat and a cap
  • Sun glasses
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Windproof jacket
  • Warm sweater
  • Long pants with wool under
  • Waterproof shoes
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sun lotion

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
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Meeting Point

Pick up can be anywhere in the Kirkenes Area.

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