Calazo Northern Lapland Hiking Guide
“Wilderness Whisperings” by Tommi Sirviö is a guide through remote Lapland’s hiking trails, offering a blend of nature’s marvels, historical tales, and stunning photographs from his wilderness explorations.
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In “Wilderness Whisperings”, Tommi Sirviö, a geologist and nature enthusiast, guides readers through the most remote parts of Lapland, including Utsjoki and North Inari. The book highlights hiking trails, natural treasures, and historical narratives from these regions, covering both challenging week-long treks and easy day trips. Sirviö’s vivid photos and fresh perspectives stem from his recent summers spent in the northern wilderness. He has also authored other guidebooks and plans to write more.
Calazo is a publishing company founded by two enthusiastic hikers who embarked on their journey by creating a guidebook for downhill skiing destinations in Sweden called “Svenska Topturer” in 2004. This endeavor’s success led to the publication of “Stockholms Friluftsliv,” a guidebook for Stockholm’s excursion destinations. Encouraged by public interest and media recognition, they transitioned from their regular jobs to pursue publishing hiking books, eventually expanding their team to include writers, artists, and cartographers.
Specializing in camping and route guides initially, Calazo identified the need for more durable maps for outdoor enthusiasts. Since 2010, they have been producing maps made from Tyvek material known for its water and tear resistance. Their meticulous map development process includes data from various sources such as Metsähallitus Nature Services, aerial and satellite images, laser scanning data, and trail network information, often collaborating with experts like Professor Peter Jansson from Stockholm University. Beyond maps, their portfolio includes sports guides for activities like climbing, kayaking, and excursion skating, as well as route guides for popular European hiking destinations. They also offer educational books covering topics such as food drying, first aid, and alpine plants to aid hikers in developing their skills and knowledge.