Growing up in Germany, Hendrik has always spent a lot of time outside, something that has characterized his entire life. For the past sixteen years he has been living in Finland where he started working as an environment management consultant. In 2009 he launched his blog (http://hikinginfinland.com) Hiking In Finland, which started out as a way of documenting his hiking adventures but turned into a full time job.
Hendrik says that it was simply more fun having a job that allowed him to be outside all the time. He found a way to do what he loves — exploring the outdoors — for a living.
Today, Hendrik’s blog is the biggest English outdoor blog in Finland. But it is no longer limited to only hiking or only in Finland, he now reports from his adventures all over Scandinavia. He paddles around Finnish rivers, goes ice climbing in Abisko National Park and ski tours in Northern Norway.
We admire the way Hendrik makes use of the incredible nature we have here in Scandinavia. It shows that we do not have to travel far to experience beautiful surroundings or thrilling adventures, but that we can find them in our very own backyard.
You can also follow Hendrik on Instagram @hendrikm