Explore the last Ice Age at the devil’s field of Kasnäs

Kasnäs muinaisranta pirunpelto. Kasnäs devil's field ancient shoreline.

While visiting Kasnäs on Kemiö island (Kemiönsaari in Finnish, Kimitoön in Swedish), one of the places I wanted to visit was this devil's field. It is actually a part of the ancient shoreline of the…

Continue reading

Sorlampi nature trail in Nuuksio is the perfect hike

Sorlammen luontopolku Sorlampi nature trail Nuuksio

Sorlampi nature trail is a great introduction into Finnish forest landscapes. It has rocky outcroppings over waterways, lush forests, and even Ice Age glacial potholes called giant's kettles. Moreover, Sorlampi is at Nuuksio National Park,…

Continue reading

Korkeusvuori observation tower and nature trail in Loimaa

Korkeusvuori observation tower

Korkeusvuori observation tower and Kettukallio lean-to shelter in Loimaa were our choice of nature destination in the beginning of January. Korkeusvuori could be directly translated as high altitude mountain, which is some exaggeration as this…

Continue reading

Bay trail of eastern Helsinki

Meri-Rastilan lahtipolku. The bay trail of Meri-Rastila. Vartiokylänlahti.

The Bay Trail (Lahtipolku in Finnish) is located in the suburbs of Puotila, Vartiokylä, Vuosaari, and Rastila in the eastern part of Helsinki, along the Vartiokylänlahti bay. The trail runs past old manor houses, thick…

Continue reading

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

Hanikka duckboards

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

Hevonlinna ice-age esker and recreation area in Koski Tl

Hevonlinna observation tower view

Hevonlinna is a peaceful little outdoor sports center in Koski Tl municipality in the Southwest Finland. It is located about 60 kilometers from Turku near route 10, which is going from Turku to Hämeenlinna. The…

Continue reading