Pielpajärvi Hike

I got back from some time in Inari last week and the highlight was a solo hike out to the Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church (Pielpajärven erämaakirkko). The church dates from 1760 and was in use until the end of the 19th century. Because of the early winter we've had in Lapland, the conditions were pretty great for the hike. Soft light, new-fallen snow, frozen ground, and ice forming on the lakes and streams. I took some pretty good shots, especially around the church and old settlement area as the sun started to break through the cloud. I also spotted a Three-toed woodpecker (pohjantikka) making its winter home. Check out the whole set.

Posted on November 1, 2006 and filed under Finland, North, Photos.