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Is it possible to drive the route from Helsinki at this time of the year? In general, yes, you should have no problem driving from Helsinki to Saariselkä towards the end of May. Be cautious of moose and reindeer crossing the road in front of you (or lurking at the edges). How about getting from Saariselkä to the parking lot in Aittajarvi, is it ...


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To give a simple question, yes, you can, but it is very complicated. About 10 years ago I've done a similar journey but I found that walking around Lima and west and south of the Andes very hard so I ended up using public transportation. Walking in the Andes is very challenging as weather conditions are rapidly changing and you will have cold temperatures ...


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Once I was advised not to drink too much, but rather just sips, to get rid of the thirst: a camelback + a drinking tube in your backpack should be handy in this case. Of course, apply with reason: do not get yourself dehydrated! drink a lot before the trek (as advised in other answers), and not only: being well-hydrated in general is good for your health (...



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