Hiihtäen Halki Suomen (HHS) on maailman pisin opastettu hiihtovaellus. Se kestää alku- ja loppumajoituksineen 34 vuorokautta. Matkaa kertyy n. 1800 km. Keskimääräiset päivätaipaleet ovat n. 57 km, vaihdellen välillä 40-80 km.

Vaellus hiihdetään perinteisellä hiihtotavalla pääosin moottorikelkkareiteille tehtyä latua, osin paikkakuntien latuverkostoja tai tätä varten erikseen ajettua latua pitkin.

Maisemallisesti reitti kulkee suurimmaksi osaksi rauhallisissa metsämaisemissa, mutta paikoin myös asutuilla seuduilla ja jopa kaupunkien keskustassakin. Osin reitti kulkee asumattomissa erämaissa aivan Venäjän rajan tuntumassa. Se ylittää suuria jäälakeuksia ja aivan pohjoisessa puuttomat tunturiseudut.

Vaihtelevat kelit lumimyrskyistä häikäisevään auringonpaisteeseen, kovista pakkasista kevätauringon lämpöön. Siinä lisämausteet vaellukselle.

HHS 2021 ennakkoilmoittautuminen

HHS 2021 ennakkoilmoittautuminen on käynnissä. Lisätietoa ennakkoilmoittaumisesta ja kustannuksista löytyy Ilmoittautuminen ja osallistumismaksut -sivulta.

Ennakkoilmoittaudu HHS 2021 tapahtumaan!

Suomen Halki Hiihtäjät korkean paikan lumileirillä. (Kuva: Kimmo Jormalainen) ... See MoreSee Less

Suomen Halki Hiihtäjät korkean paikan lumileirillä. (Kuva: Kimmo Jormalainen)

 

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Nice jackets guys!

2 months ago

Hiihtäen Halki Suomen / Skiing Through Finland / HHS

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Pulmanko järven suora edessä

Yes, Lake Pulmanki towards Nuorgam, most probably HHS 2013 as the route = downhill to the lake has been some what different after that. ⛷ The skiers I do recognise as well ... 🤓

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There are now 20 pre-registered skiers for the HHS 2021. 11 skiers for the whole trip from Virolahti to Arctic Ocean and 9 skiers for the part III from Kuusamo to Arctic Ocean.

If you are planning to participate on 2021, remember to pre-register. Pre registration is on the same time your queue number. Max number of skiers per part trip is 30 skiers.
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Vuoden 2021 Hiihtäen Halki Suomen tapahtumaan on tällä hetkellä 20 ennakkoilmoittautunutta hiihtäjää. 11 hiihtäjää kokomatkalle välille Virolahti-Jäämeri ja 9 hiihtäjää III-osuudelle välille Kuusamo-Jäämeri.

Jos olet miettinyt mukaan lähtöä vuonna 2021, muista varata paikka ja suorittaa ennakkoilmoittautuminen. Osallistumismäärä on rajoitettu 30 hiihtäjään osuutta kohti.
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Seijaa tuemme kymmenenteen halkihiihtoon.

Lumesta ei ole tietoakaan, mutta onneksi on hienot uudet hiihtoasusteet. Uusintatilaus mahdollisesti 2021 hiihdon yhteydessä.

There is no snow yet in the Southern Finland, but fortunately we have new great warm-up suit. Reordering possibility will be most likely 2021.
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Lumesta ei ole tietoakaan, mutta onneksi on hienot uudet hiihtoasusteet. Uusintatilaus mahdollisesti 2021 hiihdon yhteydessä. 

There is no snow yet in the Southern Finland, but fortunately we have new great warm-up suit. Reordering possibility will be most likely 2021.Image attachment

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--HIITOPAIVA 33 +2 - APRIL 6, 2019 - REIJO VAPA'S HOUSE
ROUTE: II
DISTANCE: 4K
ACCOMODATIONS: REIJO'S HOUSE
TEMPERATURE: +8C
WINDS: 0M/S
SAUNA RATING: 15/10
SUANA BEER: SANDELS
START TIME: 10:45
FINISH TIME: 12:45

After finishing HHS there is nothing better I like doing than relaxing at Reijo and Sanna Vapa's house in Ii for the weekend. Reijo and I have skied RR and HHS together and it's great to be able to spend time with him, Sanna, and their 8 year old son, Saku.
It's +8C, sunny, and beautiful here so we were able to get a little skiing in at the local track in Ii. And, best of all, have a last makara or two!
Many thanks to Reijo and Sanna for their hospitality.
Jeff
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1 years ago

Hiihtäen Halki Suomen / Skiing Through Finland / HHS

--HIIHTOPAIVA 33 - THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019
ROUTE: NUROGAM TO ARCTIC OCEAN
LATITUDE: NUORGAM 70.4N
DISTANCE: 70K
ACCOMODATIONS: NUIRGAMIN LOMAKESKUS
TEMPERATURE: -02C
WINDS: NORTH 5M/S
SECTION 3 - 717K
TOTAL SECTIONS 1,2,3 - 1740K
SKIS: WAX. IRONED IN KLISTER, VR40, MULTIGRADE COVERED WITH VR40
MY STARTING TIME: 7:35AM
FINISHING TIME: 3:45PM

After a long and arduous Day 32 skiing 82K to Nurogam on Wednesday, the HHS skiers faced one more early start for the 70K Day 33 down the Tana River to the sea on Thursday. Puavo's plan was for everyone to meet at the 58K where we get off the river so we could ski as a group the last 7K climb to the ridge overlooking the Barents Sea. The first skier group started at 6AM and I was last to start at 7:35AM. Nurogam lies on the Finland side of the Tana River, a famous fishing area for Atlantic salmon. Our guesthouse provides guiding services in the summer to these fisherman. In the winter tourists come for snowmobile safaris, northern lights watching, and skiing.
Whereas the previous few days gave us tailwinds, Thursday's weather did a 180 and we had 5m/s headwinds the entire day. Though not exactly strong the winds were a constant impediment and surely slowed down our progress. The snow in much of track was also slower than I anticipated. Temperatures though remained moderate as they have most of the 33 days of skiing and hovered around a little over 0C.

As we approached the 58K mark to get of the river ice the Norwegian scenery became spectacular with sunlit snow covered mountains on both sides of the river.
Those that wanted to swim in the sea picked up their dry clothes and towel and proceeded on the 7K climb to the ridge. After around 1800K it is an awesome feeling to climb the last couple of meters and view the Arctic Sea when you reach the top!
Once there we had congratulations and toasts all around and everyone shook hands and thanked Puavo for getting us there safely. Then, most skied down to the shore and either swam or watched (I'm a watcher) skiers strip down and wade into the sea.
Some jumped in and some were less adventuresome. I dipped my finger in and assured myself it was too cold to swim (and anyway, who knows what's lurking underneath the surface ready to consume unsuspecting skiers like me!)
At the sea we can ski no further and the official ski trek and kilometer countingwas over and we were all given the opportunity to be towed by the snowmobile back to the top of the ridge. I considered this "free ride" but then saw most of the group ski back. So, I did too!
During the evening, we had a farewell dinner and the awards banquet. Everyone received a personalized wooden plaque. There were very nice tributes to Paavo's efforts and thanks to all who assisted this year. Puavo, Jussi, and Masa can be proud of their efforts in helping us all complete a safe and successful journey. It was a very nice way to end HHS. Jeff

PS. Jussi told me that he will take a break before starting to plan the tenth anniversary HHS in 2021.
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Thanks Jani. I really enjoyed our time together. You are King of the HHS Double Pole Club. I've got two years to work on my technique!. And, as you have noted, we have videos from Arola. We'll keep in touch. Maybe even more videos to compare "double pole notes".

Thanks Jane and Chris. Will share memories when I return.

Congratulation , beatiful photos and impressive reports.Thanks Jeff, I've got a deep memory while followed daily on the HHS website👍👍👍

Congrats Jeff. It was nice To see again after 2012. We make a bag of skiing memories We all can remember at home. I share one... You are very interested in everything related skiing but especially double poling was a topic during few days. We discussed about it many hours, watched YouTube video made by Aukland brothers, did some practical exercises on the certain shape of terrain. And Best of all, Jussi videorecorded us, Tor-Erik, you and me doing double poling in the cottage in Arola.🍻

Congratulations on completing your journey across Finland, and thank you for providing these wonderful daily reports. Safe travels home.

Congrats on a great accomplishment Jeff. I am in awe.

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