Liessaari island at Lohja is a small but versatile recreation area

Liessaari Lohja

A day before my friend and I decided to visit Liessaari island at Lohja, it snowed again. It had already been beautifully warm but alas, as always in Finland, "fool's spring" or a cold spell…

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Pilvijärvi at Sipoo is popular all year around

Pilvijärvi Söderkulla Sipoo

Pilvijärvi and its nature trail is nestled in the serene landscapes of Sipoo, Finland. The scenic nature trail winds its way along the shores of Pilvijärvi lake through lush pine forests and calm marshlands. Whether…

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Lappajärvi, the great crater lake

Lappajärvi summer view

I had heard of Lappajärvi, the great crater lake, from some friends many times. So, when I got the chance to visit that part of Southern Ostrobothnia, I jumped at the chance. Lappajärvi is one…

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The magnificent Paavolan tammi oak is the most beautiful tree in Finland

Paavolan tammi oak Lohja Lohjansaari

I have visited the stunningly beautiful Paavolan tammi oak several times, and every time it takes my breath away. Seeing this green giant in all its sun-covered glory transports you to another dimension... a dimension…

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The Rapids Route at Karkkila weaves through a historic ironworks area

Karkkilan koskireitti rapids route Myllykoski

Karkkila is one of those towns in southern Finland where the connection of industrialisation and forces of nature meet. There are five rapids around Karkkila which were harnessed early for different purposes. While today, the…

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Uunisaari island at the centre of Helsinki has a long recreational history

Uunisaari Helsinki pontoon bridge ponttoonisilta

Uunisaari is a small, 3 hectare island right off Kaivopuisto park at the very southernmost tip of Helsinki. In the summer, its long sandy beaches attract visitors by boat. In the winter, you can visit…

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Jokikylä nature path at Evijärvi showcases the history of log driving and swamps

Jokikylän luontopolku Uittomiehen lenkki nature path

Evijärvi municipality has built a lovely 4km nature path at Jokikylä, which runs alongside a former log driving river called Tervareitti (Tar route). This easy nature path goes by two names: the Jokikylä nature path…

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