Rumavaara and devil’s field in Pudasjärvi

Rumavaara devils field in Pudasjärvi

Rumavaara is a hill that overlooks Korentojärvi lake in Pudasjärvi municipality in the province of Oulu. Pudasjärvi is famous for its nature, and it is home to Syöte, the southernmost fell area in Finland. In…

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Clear-water Lake Iso-Melkutin is hikers and divers’ treasure

Iso-Melkutin lake

Lake Iso-Melkutin is a popular scuba-diving destination in Southern Finland because of its clear water and underwater ridge. It's also a beautiful hiking and trekking area where I like to go at least once every…

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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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The mysteries of Saari Folk Park in Tammela

Saari Folk Park

The Saari Folk Park is located in Tammela in Häme Lake Uplands region and known for its ridges, lakes and sandy shores. The Folk Park was founded in 1932 as a public recreation and leisure…

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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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On the trails of Meiko

Kotokierros sign

If you are looking for versatile outdoor opportunities in the capital region, but want an alternative to the often crowded Nuuksio area, the Meiko recreation area in Kirkkonummi is something for you. It has three…

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Aulanko nature reserve has something for all

Aulanko scenery

Aulanko was created as a forest park which was later turned into the first national urban park of Finland. This vast yet accessible greenery in Hämeenlinna (about 1h from Helsinki) offers a possibility for enjoying…

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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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Pääjärvi recreation area has traces of the ice age

Pääjärvi recreation area

Pääjärvi recreation area is a perfect spot for day visits or short overnight stays, when you want to be out in the nature in Southern Finland. Pääjärvi provides clearly marked trails and nice resting spots…

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