The outskirts of Riisitunturi National Park – a journey through Posio’s untouched wilderness

In paid collaboration with the Sustainable Growth for Summer in Eastern Lapland project  On the last day of our Eastern Lapland trip, we headed to Posio, where I would have the chance to see Riisitunturi National Park’s wild side! In the style of many other hikers, I have often marveled at the more popular sights […]

Summer at Kemijärvi on horseback & SUP-boarding on the superb Kalkonniemi beach

In paid collaboration with Kestävästi kasvua kesään Itä-Lapissa -project The serene nature-filled experiences of our Eastern Lapland trip continued where the trip had begun – we were now headed to the abundant lakes and forests of Kemijärvi! A few days ago, we had arrived here by train from Helsinki. Now, we had the chance to […]

Climbing up Pyhäkuru rock formations & cycling with e-fatbikes to the eternally beautiful Tunturiaapa mire in Pyhä

In paid collaboration with Kestävästi kasvua kesään Itä-Lapissa -project We woke up to a bright and beautiful morning in Pyhätunturi, the warm, soft touch of autumn blowing in the breeze. It gave a welcome contrast to the dark cavernous gorge on the side of the fell with grey, rugged edges spreading in different directions, exposing […]

The fog lifted and revealed the first colours of ‘ruska’ – Our hike to Kivitunturi in Savukoski with Alit the husky

In paid collaboration with Kestävästi kasvua kesään Itä-Lapissa -project In the morning, the weather forecast for the day was looking grim, giving us reason to consider back-up options for our trip to the fell. Thankfully luck was on our side, as the worst rainfall cleared up in the early afternoon. When the time came for […]

Saddle up! 7 ways to experience North Karelia on horseback

In commercial cooperation with VisitKarelia Article by Terhi Ilosaari You turn onto a path that can barely be distinguished from the terrain, leading you into a mystical old forest. Your ride carries you up high, above the scratchy brushwood. You admire the dark scent of autumn, while your horse bows his head to fumble for […]

The Guesthouse to Guesthouse tour is a full service cross-country ski tour in North Karelia

In commercial cooperation with VisitKarelia Article by Terhi Ilosaari On my day of departure, Southern Finland had been released from the grips of winter. The road had thawed and was watery all the way to Kuopio. Then along came a snowstorm. The landscape was completely white, nothing but dusty clouds of white. On arrival at […]

An impressive cycling route in Raseborg: Presenting the 46-kilometre long Front Line Route

In commercial cooperation with Visit Raseborg Article by Mika Puskala The 46-kilometre long Front Line Route in Raseborg is an interesting, beautiful and also thought-provoking cycling route which starts from and ends in Ekenäs. The adventure awaits only a train ride away for example from Helsinki. History of the war is still present in many […]

Goofy or creative? Check out these active hikers’ gear you won’t find in catalogues!

For first timers it might cause a minor headache to think what’s necessary and what’s not for a hiking trip. As in any hobby it takes time for one’s gear selection to reach the fragile stability of essential and convenience equipment, and truth be told there has been a number of times these gadgets have […]

With Tentsile you can reach new heights when camping out

Imagine the moment when you wake up in the morning, rested, and in the middle of nature. Wind is blowing delicately, and the fabric of the tent is accompanying its rhythm. You have slept well, and you are anticipating for your morning coffee. You open your tent and sit on the edge. You are wiggling […]

Slopes in the summer season are the perfect playground for bicycle riders – we tried downhill mountain biking in Påminne Bike Park

In partnership with Visit Raasepori I mount the bike and let the lift pull me up the bare skiing slopes. On the summit I take my time to admire the landscapes in all directions while a fresh breeze clears my mind. For a while I consider tempting and versatile route options and finally choose the […]