Night at the Kirskaanniemi

I spend a christmas alone this year, since my girlfriend spend her christmas at Vaasa, and my family had somw work and other stuff to do. This wasn’t my first time alone, so nothing new. In the christmas day, i thought that maybe i could go somewhere to spend a night and asked couple of…

Night at the Vähä-Riutta

It’s been awhile when i had my last hang in the woods, so i asked from my friends if they wanted to join overnight. Few wanted to go and we agreed to spend it in the Seitseminen National Park. Unfortunately, many cancelled few days before the trip, so i had to change a plan and…

Day trip at the Eräpyhä, Orivesi

We wanted to spend a day somewhere in the local forests and my friend suggested this Eräpyhä recreational forest near Orivesi. It has two lean-to’s ans some interesting history. History, which goes far back to the bronze ages. It is also known for route used by travelers. Finnish word Erä means basicly person who goes…

Laipanmaa meeting

Last weekend we went for a dayhike to the Eräpyhä, Orivesi. There we discussed about next overnighter and we decided to go to the Laipanmaa. This 150 sq km forest is one of the biggest independent forest area and it’s mostly in economic (commercial?) use, so there will be a forest logging. Laipanmaa’s over 20 km trails are getting…

Hammock meeting at the Nuuksio national park

Since the august, we have been wondering when we could have a new meeting. So far we have had 2; Liesjärvi National Park (where i couldn’t go) and Kelvenne meeting at the Päijänne National Park. Also some small local meetings. So my friend Eemeli took the responsibility for the next meeting and it would be in…

Riuttaskorpi night outside

Spring has arrived to Finland with it’s colorful touch. It was time to get together and spend a night outside. Suomen Latu Ry (Finnish Ski Trail Association) decided a date for Finns to spend a night outside. 17. September will be a day that thousands of Finns will be heading to the forests for overnighter…

Repovesi National Park

Repovesi is one of the most beautiful and visited national parks in Finland. High hills and sightseen towers offers beautiful views to the lakes and over 50km trails calling hikers . Last year Repovesi had 104.300 visitors. 1910 Kymi-Yhtiöt took the Repovesi area under the forestry use. The is still lots of  history left from timber…

Kelvenne hammock meeting

Päijänne National Park’s largest island Kelvenne, have been one of my favorite spots to visit. This 14 sq.km island which is locating in Padasjoki, Sysmä and Asikkala area, have been established 1993. Very small part of this park’s laavu’s and fireplaces can be visit by ground. Most of the camping places are located in the…

Evo Hiking area

Got a call in the beginning of the week and my friend asked me to go Evo Hiking area for an overnighter. Sure, why not! Haven’t been there before. Evo has been inhabited since the 1300s, but there is very little information available about the early days. In the 1800s, when the general parcelling out…

Liesjärvi National Park

It was saturday morning, 2.april and sun woke me up around 7 am. Going to be a great day, we are leaving from Tampere 10pm and driving 120km to Liesjärvi. Liesjärvi have been owned by goverment since 1878, but it’s 21 sq.km area have been National Park from 1958. Some parts been protected earlier as 1929. Sightseens…