Hike in Muotkatunturi Wilderness

I the beginning of September I did a few day’s hike in Muotkatunturi Wilderness area. Very peaceful, all kinds of weather and I didn’t see any other people during the hike. Unfortunately only one evening was half clear, so I didn’t got any decent nigh sky pics.


I had E-M1 Mark III with M-Zuiko 12-100/4 Pro attached to backpack straps ready to shoot all the time. Weather sealing of this gear is so good that it is possible to keep the gear outside your backpack all the time, even in a heavy rain. A had also M.Zuiko 60/2.8 Macro for close ups and Panasonic Leica Summilux 12/1.4 for night shots. Starry Sky AF works fine also with the Panasonic lens. For night shots I had also an old but lightweight Slik Sprint Mini GM tripod.

With some close up pics I used focus stacking, which is very easy with Olympus gear.

Here is the gallery, I recommend using full screen display mode.

Muotkatunturi Wilderness, rain and shine

Last week my friend Jouko and I did a six days hike in Muotkatunturi Wilderness Area, which is located in Finnish Lappland. The weather is always a surprise, you will never know in advance what you get. This time we had both rain and shine.

At this time of the year the scenery colours are very beautiful, mostly yellow and red. And if you are lucky, you might see some Northern Lights in the nights. Unfortunately most of the evenings and nights the sky was covered by thick clouds, but one evening we saw a glimpse of Auroras.

Here are some photos: