Örö – Military history and a fragile ecosystem

Örö

If you are interested in visiting an island, which has been a military area and nowadays is part of Archipelago National Park, and is actively preserving endangered species and ecosystems and is promoting sustainable tourism,…

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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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Sipoonkorpi National Park – ancient forests near Helsinki

Sipoonkorpi_ice

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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