In February 2020, I went from Zurich, Switzerland, to Ivalo, Finland, by train and bus. My intention was to find out how easy it is to do so with public transport and without taking a flight. A lot of people talk about this since the advent of the “Flugscham” – so I thought “let’s give it a try”. Here comes my story about this trip.
Lake Inari (Finland) offers endless possibilities of exploring and discovering – which we used in 2012 for a couple of weeks. It is an amazing area in summer as well as in winter which shouldn’t be missed.
Probably a decade ago, I hiked the Kolinpolku Trail in Finland together with a friend in early spring. The trail was awesome – the decision to go very early in the year was bad since we had partially still a lot of snow making progress quite complicated.
Saariselkä, a small town in Finland north of the Arctic Circle, offers more than 200 kilometers of cross-country trails. So it’s definitively the right place to go for cross-country sports although it’s a touristic hotspot.