Ice on lakes – see the situation right now

Guidebook Hiking in Finland

Right now the ice on lakes is thawing out. It's not possible to walk or ski on the lakes, but it's not possible to canoe on them either. This happens for a couple of weeks every late autumn and late winter. See pics!

Autumn is coming, and that’s great!

The Hiker's Guide to Finland; hiking in Finland

If you come from abroad, national parks are very good destinations to hike in, for they naturally present the very best Finland has to offer. However, if you live in Finland, or stay here for a longer period, you should know that national parks are just a tip of an iceberg. There are hundreds of hiking destinations suitable for weekend hiking, and thousands of great day hiking destinations. Short description of a paddling hike to one of those not so known places, and also thoughts about autumn.