I was cooped up inside all day – trying to innovate, thinking how to develop, market and co-operate with other people. For 9 hours. Driving home, I got this crazy idea. This is one of the routes I use often. I enjoy watching beautiful scenery from car window and feel relaxed just by looking at it while driving by. But not today.
Today I parked my car at Kurjenrahka national park and went for a walk. It was 7 degrees Celsius/44.6 Fahrenheit and I had summer clothes on me. I wasn’t prepared for this.
Some pathways are easy to walk and there are clear signs where to go – you can’t get lost.
Some pathways are less easy to walk, especially with summer shoes in October. I strongly recommend using a good footwear when going to nature. For me, it was easier to take shoes and stockings off and walk barefoot.
Before realizing how much easier it was to be barefoot, I went off-track to take some photos and immediately broke my stockings (that’s 6,95€ lost).
But I think it was worth it – and much more. Just look at this scenery! Swamp. Marsh. Bog.
There is also a lake, but we got lakes everywhere. It’s nothing special. Swamp, that’s where my soul rests.
What did I do:
walk about 1,6 km/1 mile
spent 45 minutes in nature
End up with:
1 pair of broken stockings
1 pair of lungs filled with fresh air
1 brain relaxed and invigorated
Experienced and written by Karoliina.
PS. You can enjoy Finnish nature at any time of the year, contact us and we can arrange a tour for you.
Come and join our Christmas themed walks in Turku during the holidays. Find out how Finns celebrate Christmas.
ChristmasWalk Extra on Christmas Day and Boxing Day
We will start the walk with a brief tour of the Turku Cathedral. Then we continue along the river and towards the modern centre.
You will hear stories about Turku, past and present, and about Finnish Christmas traditions.
Remember to dress according to weather. Warm clothing is a must!
On Christmas Day 25.12. at 3 pm
On Boxing Day 26.12. at 3 pm
Start: Turku Cathedral steps (Turun tuomiokirkko)
Duration: approx 1.5 h
Turku is the oldest town of Finland, with a nearly 800 year history to explore. The town was established by the River Aura, which is still the major attraction of the downtown Turku.
A walk by the river, what ever time of the year, will give you an idea of the town and it’s history and present. Culture, merchandise, ideas and people arrived to this part of world along the river and spread from here all over the country.
The region of Finland was governed from Turku for hundreds of years, until 1812, and this was the starting point and cradle for many an institution, phenomena and invention.
Turku and the nearby councils have a lot to offer for the traveller. Whether you are looking for history, culture, architecture, nature, culinary or any other kind of experiences, Turku Region has most of it.