Klassarinkierros is a quiet circular trail at Nuuksio national park

Klassarinkierros Nuuksio national park Vihti

Nuuksio National Park is still the most visited national park in Finland. It stretches across the municipalities of Espoo, Kirkkonummi, and Vihti. Klassarinkierros circle trail is located in the northwestern corner of the park at…

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Versatile Lahokallio nature trails overlook the lake at Lohja

Lahokallio Lohja Lohjanjärvi

Lahokallio recreation area and its nature trails zigzag across a small peninsula near Lake Lohja. The cliffs on the northern tip of the peninsula have been designated as a nationally valuable rock surface dropping straight…

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Vanhankaupunginkoski rapids mark the site of ancient Helsinki

Vanhankaupunginkoski rapids Helsinki

The birthplace of Helsinki city is at Vanhankaupunginkoski (meaning "Old Town rapids" in Finnish). Nowadays it's a great place to enjoy unique urban rapids, excellent fly fishing, and promenade in this one-of-a-kind nature destination. It's…

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Lots to learn on the nature paths of Laajalahti Bay

Laajalahti Villa Elfvik duckboards pitkospuut Espoo

Laajalahti Bay is one of the best areas for bird-watching in the capital area. Several nature paths surround the bay, and at their centre is a specialised nature house, Villa Elfvik. This nature reserve is…

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Orinoro gorge is the seventh wonder of Savo

Orinoron rotko Leppävirta Mustinmäen kylä. Orinoro gorge at Leppävirta

The Orinoro gorge and the surrounding hiking route takes you to a vertical chasm carved out by glaciers. As with many natural wonders, we had to make a bit of an effort to get to…

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Explore the last Ice Age at the devil’s field of Kasnäs

Kasnäs muinaisranta pirunpelto. Kasnäs devil's field ancient shoreline.

While visiting Kasnäs on Kemiö island (Kemiönsaari in Finnish, Kimitoön in Swedish), one of the places I wanted to visit was this devil's field. It is actually a part of the ancient shoreline of the…

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