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.Continue reading
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.
For those of you who are not familiar with the term – Nordic walking (Finnish: sauvakävely) is fitness walking with specially designed poles, which are quite similar to ski poles only shorter. I haven’t heard about this type of walking till 2005 when I visited Finland for the first time. And when I saw people walking with the poles in the middle of July… I giggled. Well… in my defense – it looked silly, funny, and unnatural.Continue reading