Exploring Finland: the beauty of Jämsä

Puukkoinen, Kuhmoinen, Central Finland

I’ve already written posts about Jämsä and Kaipola, and if I’m not mistaken one of my first blog posts was about my experience in Nordic walking here. And in those posts, I highlighted my favourite places in Kaipola, Pitkävuori and lake Päijänne.

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Exploring Finland: Magical forest of Jämsä

Exploring Finland: Magical forest of Jämsä

The weather was gloomy, and there was not much to do within the four walls, so I thought it might be the perfect time for a road trip adventure. And when you live in Finland it’s easy to arrange. All I needed was a car and a driver. Luckily, I had both.

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Snowy Easter in Kaipola

Pitkävuori, Kaipola, Central Finland

Last days of March… and spring was nowhere to be found. Grey landscapes of Helsinki and Espoo were starting to bore and depress me. It’s like weather got stuck somewhere in the middle – between winter and spring. It was snowing almost every day, and in the evenings snow was turning into slippery mud. So, I was more than happy to leave Southern Finland and spend Easter in Kaipola, Central Finland.

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Mini road trip to Rantapirtti

Lake Salosvesi, Rantapirtti, Jamsa

Ah… summer… My favorite time of the year! I love it so much that I can even close my eyes on a fact that Finnish summer is not so ideal. Yes, it’s quite short, there are not many warm and sunny days and plenty of rainy ones instead. Finns even have a joke about it: I’m looking forward to summer… it’s the nicest day of the year.

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