Tag Archive for: Uusimaa

Three ways to rise to new spheres at Raseborg castle

In commercial collaboration with Visit Raseborg Article & photos by Johanna Kleemola @outdoorfamily.fi Sneaking around Raseborg castle on a foggy November night, we might have heard two ghosts playing hide-and-seek in the castle ruins. Had we gone in Mid-July, the arcadian village Snappertuna would have been bustling with medieval markets and wild tournaments. However, our […]

Ekenäs’ serenity and autumn colours are fit for a postcard – only one hour from Helsinki

In commercial partnership with Visit Raseborg Ekenäs old town, a colorful array of quaint houses and passageways, looks like something out of a painting. Given its picturesque appearance and proximity to the nature paradise of Ramsholmen, as well as the reasonable travel time for most Finns, the area is surprisingly quiet outside of the summer […]

The Antskog Ironworks in Raasepori – a historical idyll by the river

In commercial partnership with Visit Raseborg Article by Johanna Suomela The Antskog Ironworks is a scenic and historical site few people know about in Raasepori, only about an hour’s drive from Helsinki. The picturesque ironworks reveals its beauty to an adventurer who appreciates its history and approaches the idyll discreetly and with respect for its […]

One of the most beautiful hiking areas in Raseborg hides among the reed beds and hazel groves – hiking on the trails of lake Lepinjärvi at dawn

In commercial cooperation with Visit Raseborg Article by Johanna Suomela Another world surprisingly close to the busy highway no. 25, and beyond the grain fields, awaits the curious hiker who is hungry for new experiences. Encircled by the reed beds, Lake Lepinjärvi is a paradise for birds, providing memorable experiences in nature in historical surroundings. […]

Culture & cardio – experience the Embankment route from the capital region to Fiskars on a train and bike

In commercial cooperation with Visit Raseborg Article by Kukka Kyrö The Embankment Route takes you on an adventure to Fiskars to experience culture and art in many forms. Combining both train and bicycle, it’s easy to embark on it from Helsinki by taking the IC train to Karis. Just remember to reserve a place for […]

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 […]

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 […]

If water is your element, Lake Lohjanjärvi is the place

Article by Kukka Kyrö A gentle giant lies next to the centre of Lohja, an hour’s drive from Helsinki. Lake Lohjanjärvi is the largest lake in southern Finland. A maze of numerous islands and coves offers places to explore for several days. The lake is the heart of the city of Lohja, and as such, […]

The tree of life – the enchanting oak of Paavola

Article by Tomi Pohja Have you ever heard of the word Yggdrasil? If you have read fantasy books, delved into old Scandinavian mythology or maybe seen the movie Avatar, you would have come across references to a large and mysterious “tree of life” in one form or another. Then you may have wondered if those […]

From a charming hazel grove into a mysterious cave – be surprised by the cape Karkalinniemi in Lohja

Article by Johanna Suomela Want to get deep in your thoughts and go to a mystic forest? To another world where place and time lose their meaning? Wish to fill your ears with birdsong, sound of the waves and the silent rustle of aspen leaves? Is the green of the hazel bushes and mosses easy […]