Riisitunturi National Park has some of 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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Taivaskero trail in Pallas

View toward Taivaskero

Taivaskero trail as well as many other nature trails have been unusually popular in the summer of 2020 because of the corona situation. This was obvious in July on the parking lot of the Pallastunturi…

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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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Ospreys and marshlands at Valkmusa National Park

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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Ridges, ponds and bogs at Komio Nature Reserve

Komio Nature Reserve in Loppi

Komio Nature Reserve in Loppi municipality provides a very versatile nature and beautiful landscape for daytrips for hikers and skiers. Located in Häme Lake Uplands, Komio showcases the signs of ice age with its amazing…

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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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Haralanharju observation tower with 360° view

Haralanharju

Haralanharju observation tower in Kangasala has amazing views to Finnish landscape in Pirkanmaa region. Vesijärvi lake was gleaming in the sun as the temperatures hit 25 degrees Celcius on late August day. I could feel…

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Midsummer adventure at Marttila wilderness trails

Marttila wilderness trails

Marttila wilderness trails introduce nature in South Western Finland better than several national parks combined. I was particularly impressed by the great variety that the trails in Marttila have, big boulders called Juomakivi and Isokarhunkivi,…

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