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Dec 21, 2010, 11:15 AM
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Ice in Scandinavia
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I'm leaving for the arctic circle tomorrow and I was wondering if anybody knows of a good spot to do some ice climbing around Rovonimi Finland? Or would it be to much of a hassle to take my tools?


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Yes, I know. The best spot for ice climbing in Finland is not too far from Rovaniemi, it's called Korouoma, and located in Posio. I have several articles about the spot, including Google maps directions + descriptions of different falls, plenty of images (quite a few even from few weeks back) etc. on my blog. If you're willing to go a bit further, roughly 4h drive you might get to Northern Norway, which is a definitive spot for ice climbing. Tamok Valley, Skibotn Fjord + Ljyngen has plenty of 200-350 meter falls including all difficulties. My blog has also a few articles bout that direction.

For Korouoma you might be interested of seeing following articles:

1. - Few images from Korouoma few weeks back
2. - Few practical hints for Korouoma, though I doubt that they're usefull right now (there should be too much snow already)
3. - Gives a pretty detailed description of Korouoma.
4. - Just a generic trip article from Korouoma

For Northern Norway you might be interested of reading following articles:

1. - About Spansdalen
2. - About Kåfjord
3. - About Tamok

If you need any more information just ask, or contact me through my blog.

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