Heinäjoki nature trail in Pihtipudas

Heinäjoki in Pihtipudas

Heinäjoki nature trail is a fun nature destination with duckboards and few birdwatching towers near Pihtipudas town centre in northern Central Finland. Pihtipudas is located about 140 kilometers north of Jyväskylä along the highway 4…

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A local’s guide to nature in Tammela

Tammela

Tammela municipality is known for two national parks and many other recreation areas that provide plenty of trails for nature enthusiasts to explore. Tammela is located by Pyhäjärvi lake in the Tavastia Proper region in…

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Esakallio-Hovimäki trail in Somero is good for trail running

Hovimäki-Esakallio trail

The Esakallio-Hovimäki trail is 8,3 km long well-marked trail through the Finnish forests and fields with two lean-to shelters along the way. It is not a circle trail, but it is suitable for trail running…

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Myllykoski rapids at Nurmijärvi

Myllykoski in Nurmijärvi

Myllykoski rapids and Koskikara nature trail in the Nurmijärvi municipality are the perfect day trip destination near Finland's capital area especially if you are into birdwatching. The Myllykoski rapids in Vantaajoki river are impressive even…

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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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Sipoonkorpi National Park – ancient forests near Helsinki

Sipoonkorpi

The Sipoonkorpi National Park in Helsinki, Vantaa and Sipoo municipalities is a protected forest area only about 25 kilometers from the centre of Helsinki. We visited the Sipoonkorpi on a cloudy and misty day in…

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Iso-Syöte fell with views in all directions

Syöte view

Syöte National Park is located in Pudasjärvi, Posio and Taivalkoski municipalities, in Northern Ostrobothnia and Lapland regions of Finland. Syöte is famous skiing destination because of its two skiing centers at Iso-Syöte and Pikku-Syöte fells,…

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