Just one more climb and the lay-by awaits. Thermos jiggles in the backback and sweat runs down the face. Finally, top of the fjell! A big stone or a stump provides a seat for a tired hiker. Thermos opens up and coffee purls down to kuksa – a drinking cup purchased from Piece of Finland. Ah, sounds like perfection.
Kuksa is a traditional Finnish drinking cup made from carved wood. It is a light and easy-use dish that fits for any trek and trip. It also stands time as long as it is well kept and taken care of – which also means: not taken too much care of. Traditionally kuksa is simply rinsed in a river or a lake – and that should be all of the washing. According to a Lappish belief washing the kuksa in any other way brings back luck!