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…

Personkolo lean-to

I was looking for a place to hang from near my hometown. Wanted to spend a night in the woods, but also to be home early in the next morning. Found this lean-to from north side of Tampere, only 25 min drive from home. It was also quite new place, build by Vesipirkkojen Ry (association)….

Isojärvi National Park

Because winter haven’t really arrived yet, we decided to have a overnighter in early december at the Isojärvi (lit. Big Lake) National Park. This park locates about 100km (hour drive) north from my hometown Tampere. This park covers 23 sq km (8.88 sq mi) but when it was established in 1982, it had 19 sq km…

Canoeing at Joutsijärvi

I’ve been thinking about canoeing for long time. Because i was going to write about this Joutsijärvi area, only parts i haven’t been here are the small isles. Last and only time i have used a kayak, was 2012 in Miyajima, Japan! It was last week of July and so we were heading to the Joutsijärvi. I…

Helvetinjärvi National Park

I am writing to this finnish outdoor site called Retkipaikka.fi (Outdoor Place, finnish only, but i am sure that translator helps if interested)) and after i publish a story about hammocks, it really hit the spot. Didn’t find any finnish hammock group, so couple of weeks ago, i created a finnish hammock group to the Facebook….

Birgitta’s Trail, Finland

Birgitan Polku, or in english, Birgitta’s Trail is a 55km trail southside of Tampere, Finland. It has many lean-to’s, fireplaces and some closed shelters. Couple of wilderness shelters, which you can rent. Trail is named after a 500 years old church in Lempäälä. Trail is a circular shape and part of the trail goes thru…

One day at Joutsijärvi, Kullaa, Finland

During this winter and spring, i was planning many many hikes. On february, i got my backpack ready and drove to Pukala (near Orivesi), where i have been few times already. Unfortunatly, road was a but too icy and bad condition. I lost part of my exhaust pipes from my car. So i drove back….