Looking for places outside of national parks to visit for hiking and walking? Here are some of our other, unique suggestions:
Pilgrimage at St. Olav Waterway
One of the ways do a long walk is a pilgrimage. St. Olav Waterway is part of St. Olav Ways, a networks of pilgrim paths to Trondheim in Norway and a certified Cultural Route of The Council of Europe. The sea route begins in Finland’s former capital, Turku, and passes through historically interesting areas in the archipelago of Finland and Åland.
Longest outdoor stairs in Finland at Tahko
Stair running and walking has become one of the most popular ways of exercise in Finland. Tahko, a Sustainable Travel Finland labeled destination near Kuopio in Eastern Finland, has the longest outdoor stairs in the country. There are 1054 steps from the bottom to the top of Tahko Mountain!
Finland's most famous canyon at Kevo Nature Reserve
The Kevo Canyon is a spectacular natural formation located in Lapland near Utsjoki. It is renowned for its stunning landscapes, deep ravine, and the Kevo River that flows through it. The Kevo Canyon is considered one of the most impressive and significant canyons in Finland. Hiking is in this areas is permitted annually between June 15 and October 10 on marked trails.
World's northernmost point where three countries meet in Lapland
The world's northernmost point where the borders of three countries – Finland, Sweden and Norway – meet is located in Kilpisjärvi. During summers, you can hike through the Malla Nature Reserve to reach the Three-country cairn, making the total round-trip just over 20 kilometers. In winters, you can either ski across the frozen lake or take the route through the Malla Nature Reserve to reach the cairn.