Harjureitti in Southwestern Finland is known as Little Lapland

Harjureitti Little Lapland Säkylä

Harjureitti is 28 kilometers long trail network in Loimaa, Säkylä, Huittinen and Oripää municipalities in Southwestern Finland. It was established in 1998. Harjureitti, ridge trail, is a popular hiking and cross-country skiing trail on Säkylänharju…

Continue reading

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,…

Continue reading

Myllykoski rapids at Nurmijärvi

Myllykoski in Nurmijärvi

Myllykoski rapids and Koskikara nature trail in the Nurmijärvi municipality are the perfect day trip destination near Finland's capital area especially if you are into birdwatching. The Myllykoski rapids in Vantaajoki river are impressive even…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

Häme Nature Centre at Ruostejärvi is fun and educative destination for kids

Ruostejärvi Lake in Tammela

Ruostejärvi Recreation Area is located in the municipality of Tammela by Härkätie Road and near main road 2. It consists of approximately 70 hectares including 3 kilometers of shoreline. It has a nice beach with…

Continue reading

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,…

Continue reading

Visit Aneriojärvi for birds and Stone Age culture

Aneriojärvi view

Aneriojärvi is a small lake in Suomusjärvi in Salo municipality, only 1 kilometer south from Helsinki-Turku motorway. There is a wooden walkway leading to a birdwatching tower and a small river called Varesjoki. A short…

Continue reading