Helvetinjärvi National Park, owned by the state.
Akseli Gallén-Kallela who loved the beautiful region so much that he also had an atelier built for himself at Ruovesi.
The sunlight makes up for the absence of summer and you can almost forget that the ground isn't green just yet. Somewhere above me, among the tall trees, I hear a woodpecker pounding a tree, but I just can't see it.
After a break, we climb back up and go to see the Hell's Gorge from above. There is a wooden bridge and a trail leading to a scenic spot but if you are careful enough, you can take a peek down from the edge of the cliff.
The scenic spot offers a view to the long and narrow Iso Helvetinjärvi lake, now frozen, but of course not for long. I can already imagine it on a summer day or evening.
Our trail crosses another brook and then we walk through an opening which reveals a whole lot of fallen trees, also hit by a violent storm. Glad the storm didn't do more damage.