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Old 07-20-15, 01:01 PM
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All 39 Finnish national parks

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A 33-year-old Finnish photographer Tomi Rantanen is on a three-and-a-half-month bicycle tour of all 39 national parks in Finland. He's currently in park number 15 (Kolovesi) on his route. He's got some great photos in his tour blog, which is all in Finnish, unfortunately. Machine translation may or may not be your friend (Finnish is a strange language).
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Hopefully he likes mosquitoes, because they grow really big there.
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Originally Posted by alan s View Post
Hopefully he likes mosquitoes, because they grow really big there.
He timed the tour so that he began with Lapland, then northern part of the country, first, before the mosquito season. There are mosquitoes more or less everywhere in Finland, but Lapland is basically one great cloud of them at the peak of the season. This summer has been particularly cold and wet, and all the water in the streams, lakes, ponds and puddles has made for a lot of mosquitoes. It's the tail end of their season now, though.

He did complain about the cold at one point in the blog, though. This summer is the sort that we get some years here; it feels almost as if summer didn't really happen, as there have been only a couple of hot days so far, and most of the time it's been dreary and rainy.
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