UKK National Park, fall 2016

Last fall we trekked in the famous Finnish UKK National Park. The park get’s it’s name from former Finnish president Urho Kaleva Kekkonen, who was also an outdoors man himself. We took a couple of days trip from Sunday to Wednesday on the basic part of the park. We started our stroll at the skiing…

Liesjärvi National Park, Finland

One of the things that make trekking great, besides the beauty of the nature, are the people you meet by the campfires. People from very different background and places but with something common joining them together, respect and love for nature. Liesjärvi national park is a small, idyllic nature area in the Häme lake highlands between…

Oulanka National Park, Finland

The first morning on a trail is always the best; Wake up in the middle of beautiful nature and the misty-cold-fresh air surrounds you as you cook your breakfast outside with your camping stove and sip on fresh coffee. It’s always great! Oulanka National Park is situated in eastern Finland, right at the Russian border….

Where have all the blueberries gone? 

 You can just sit on a hummock and listen to the sound of swinging trees an watch as the forest dances to the rythm of the wind. It’s beautiful. With high hopes we went to Sipoonkorpi National Park early this saturday morning, and came out with just a handfull of blueberries, but even more relaxed…

Vartiosaari, Outdoor Oasis at the Heart of Helsinki

In the inner archipelago of Eastern Helsinki there is small island of Vartiosaari. A flourishing nature Oasis right between the residential areas of Laajasalo and Tammisalo. Vartiosaari has an active society of people protecting the island and developing it’s recreational use. The society called Vartiosaari seura is also aiming to save the island from city…

Repoveden kansallispuisto, Repovesi National Park, Finland

Kevätiltojen lämmetessä matkasimme Repoveden kansallispuistoon. Repovesi sijaitsee Valkealassa, Kouvolan pohjoispuolella. Tarkoitus oli kävellä muutama kilometri lauantaina ja leiriytyä aikaisin rauhalliseen paikkaan nuotiolle. Kävimme kansallispuistoon Lapinsalmen sisääntulon kautta,Lapinsalmelta löytyy hyvät opastukset puistoon sekä kioski josta voi viimeisten täydennysten lisäksi kysellä retkivinkkejä. Lapinsalmen ylittävän riippusillan ylitys oli kahdelle mäyräkoiralle aika jännittävää. Puoleenväliin asti meni mallikkaasti mutta sen jälkeen alkoi…

Snowy fields of Helsinki

Snowy landscape of Haltiala fields in northern Helsinki, Finland. Photos taken with Canon eos 1100D + Samyang 8mm f3,5 fisheye.