Imposing cliffs and roaring rapids at Palakoski challenges visitors

Palakoski Vihti virkistysalue recreation area Mummusali

On a sunny and crisp spring morning, we had the same idea as many others: let's go hiking. We ended up heading towards Vihti and the Palakoski recreation area. I knew it would be a…

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At the footsteps of Viking king on thrilling Vaarniemi nature trail

Vaarniemi nature trail in Kaarina

Vaarniemi nature trail at the border of Turku and Kaarina in Finland is a beautiful hiking destination all year round. The area belongs to Natura 2000 nature protection network. Rocky hill, pine forest, and stunning…

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Vanhankaupunginkoski rapids mark the site of ancient Helsinki

Vanhankaupunginkoski rapids Helsinki

The birthplace of Helsinki city is at Vanhankaupunginkoski (meaning "Old Town rapids" in Finnish). Nowadays it's a great place to enjoy unique urban rapids, excellent fly fishing, and promenade in this one-of-a-kind nature destination. It's…

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Orinoro gorge is the seventh wonder of Savo

Orinoron rotko Leppävirta Mustinmäen kylä. Orinoro gorge at Leppävirta

The Orinoro gorge and the surrounding hiking route takes you to a vertical chasm carved out by glaciers. As with many natural wonders, we had to make a bit of an effort to get to…

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Savivuori observation tower and versatile recreation area in Viitasaari

Savivuori observation tower at Viitasaari

Savivuori is a hill in Viitasaari in central Finland. It offers versatile recreation opportunities all year round. In summer there is a observation tower, nature trails and a logging museum to visit. You will also…

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