Exploring Finnish nature
With weather-proof clothing and appropriate footwear, it is best to discover Finnish nature by hiking. There are hiking trails of various length and degree of difficulty so you can either take a day's hike or spend several days in nature. After hiking, it is nice to relax and have a barbecue in campfire sites, which are very popular with hikers.
Oro island in southern Finland, a closed military zone for many years, is an exciting place for those interested in military history. There are well-preserved barracks, a cannon battery, a grenade launcher and a cobblestone road. Due to the fact that it was an enclosed area, many endangered plant have survived on the island. Hiking, canoeing or boating will give you the best view of the diverse nature of the island. The island is also a great place for bird watching.
With its stunning landscapes, forests and picturesque lakes, Kimitoön is a perfect place to relax and unwind. There are great opportunities for exploring the culture of the area, spending time in the wild with shorter or longer hikes, biking, birdwatching and fishing. It is also worth visiting the tallest Bengtskär lighthouse in the archipelago or spend a day at the Rosala Viking Center.
Teijo National Park
The National Park is open all year round, with activities for cultural and historical enthusiasts as well as nature lovers. Forests, swamps, lakes, Teijo Church, former iron works area with 16th-century log cabins, Teijo and Mathilded. The dams of the lakes Hamarijärvi, Sahajärvi and Matildajärvi were built in.
It is most enjoyable to discover the National Park while hiking. There are nearly 50 km of marked trails, canoeing, and if you want true peace and quiet, it is best to go fishing.
Morning coffee in the fresh air
What can be better than having a morning coffee in the fresh air on the shores of a picturesque river or lake, or after a hike or canoe ride, enjoying local produce?