Lähteelä – seascapes and saunas

The Sunds Tower

The Lähteelä recreation area in Kirkkonummi offers a great variety of activities in a compact scale. The area, owned by the City of Helsinki, covers 134 hectares of land and 992 hectares of waters. The…

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Feel the sea at Kopparnäs-Störsvik recreation area

Cyclist admiring the sunset in Kopparnäs

Kopparnäs-Störsvik recreation area 50 kilometres West of Helsinki is one of the biggest outdoor destinations in the Western Uusimaa region. In addition to 721 hectares on land, the area consists of islands and large water…

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National parks in Finland

Torronsuo National Park in Tammela

National parks in Finland are attracting millions of visitors every year. There are 40 national parks in Finland, all of them distinct from one another. Which are the most visited national parks in Finland? What…

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Iso-Valkee is a spectacular little lake with nature trail

An island in Iso-Valkee lake

Iso-Valkee is a beautiful little lake with sandy beaches, lean-to shelters and a nature trail. This area is especially popular among swimmers and divers, ice-skaters, dog owners and geocachers. The trail around the lake is…

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The Rantaraitti seaside promenade in Espoo shows you the best of the capital area

Rantaraitti seaside promenade and waterfront walkway in Espoo, in Finland's capital area

Whether you prefer a slow, gentle stroll along the seaside or a more strenuous trail running experience, the Rantaraitti (seaside promenade or the waterfront walkway) in Espoo, Finland's second biggest city is the thing to…

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Mustavuori caves, fortress, and WWI trenches in Vuosaari, Helsinki

Mustavuori (Black Mountain) is a place where history and natural wonders have been forever mixed together. It is one of the most exciting places outdoors Helsinki has, and it is perfectly suited for adventurers of…

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Leafy-green Ekudden nature trail in Porvoo

Trail

In one of the most beautiful towns in Finland, Porvoo, you can also find the Ekudden (oak cape or peninsula) nature trail that showcases many of the various vistas Finland has to offer. The nature…

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Metsäkoivula trail is an easy day trip from Helsinki

Metsäkoivula trail

Metsäkoivula trail is an easy day trip from Helsinki as it is located in a small town called Somero, about 100 kilometers from the capital area. Nearby are the national parks of Liesjärvi and Torronsuo,…

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