Bay trail of eastern Helsinki

Meri-Rastilan lahtipolku. The bay trail of Meri-Rastila. Vartiokylänlahti.

The Bay Trail (Lahtipolku in Finnish) is located in the suburbs of Puotila, Vartiokylä, Vuosaari, and Rastila in the eastern part of Helsinki, along the Vartiokylänlahti bay. The trail runs past old manor houses, thick…

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Lush Hanikka nature trail has ancient tombs, glacial erratics, and views by the sea

Hanikka duckboards

The extraordinary Hanikka nature trail runs by two narrows and one bay area in the southwestern corner of the capital area, more specifically in Soukka, Espoo. The varied trail prides itself with long, winding duckboards,…

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Riisitunturi National Park has the best hiking trails for summer and winter

Riisitunturi view

Riisitunturi National Park has been on my bucket list for years. Having seen incredible pictures of trees heavy with crown snow (tykkylumi in Finnish) from Riisitunturi, I also wanted to see if the rumours of…

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Ospreys and marshlands at Valkmusa National Park

Trail

All I knew about Valkmusa National Park before parking my car at the start of a circular route on a late autumn afternoon was that it was in southeastern Finland. That's it. By chance, I…

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