The ultimate guide to Hämeen Ilvesreitti

Hämeen Ilvesreitti

Hämeen Ilvesreitti, Häme Lynx Trail, is a 250 km long trail network that combines many wonderful outdoor areas and national parks such as Torronsuo and Liesjärvi National Parks in Häme Lake Uplands region in Finland.…

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Kivisammaljärvi on Hämeen Ilvesreitti in Loppi

Kivisammaljärvi on Hämeen Ilvesreitti

Kivisammaljärvi is a lake located along Hämeen Ilvesreitti trekking trail in Loppi municipality. The Hämeen Ilvesreitti, Häme Lynx Trail, is about 250 kilometers long trail network in Häme Lake Uplands in Southern Finland. Kivisammaljärvi has…

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

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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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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