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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Finland's 2nd largest lake at Päijänne National Park

Street bridging the lake Päijänne

Not even a 2 hours drive, straight north from Helsinki, and Torsten and me arrived at the Päijänne National Park which is located right in the middle of Finland's second largest lake. It consists of small islets and bigger islands with steep rocks and, in summer time, sandy bays and beaches. No one was there, just us, which was giving us somehow a strange feeling.

Largely grown ice crystals in temperatures at around -15°C

Only one guy was preparing some ice fishing holes, numerous in a row, which might be used for net fishing as well. We were climbing the viewing tower at around sunset and the dawn was drowning the scenery in spectacular red-coloured tones.

Sunset over lake Päijänne, seen from the viewing tower  on the Päijätsalo island

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