Autumn this year has been extraordinary colorful in Helsinki. The “ruska”, has been great. I gathered a few pictures of my day trips across Helsinki region.
A view from Kaivopuisto to the sea.
Warm enough to go kayaking on the sea.
Migrating birds, going south.
Lots of birders on the shoreline, looking at the other high season of the migration.
Dusk in Lauttasaari.
Great biking in autumn weather.
Pirttimäki outdoor recreational area is an great outdoors area in Espoo. It has 20 kilometers of marked trails plus numerous smaller paths zigzagging the area. On September weekend there were quite many people, others hiking or cycling, others strolling with their baskets and rubber boots, hunting for mushrooms.
The main paths are quite wide and well marked.
For those planning to visit Sulalampi, this is all there is left of the hut unfortunately.
No wonder the Hynkänlampi fire site is quite popular.
It’s Kupilka and cocoa time!
The trail post to potholes.
A pothole near Sorlampi.
A path on cliffy side near Bredmalmen.
The best trails are the small ones.
The protected part of the Pirttimäki area.
Do no pass this cafe! A nice place to relax after your hiking day. The cafe is open every day.
The Prey Trail is a short nature trail in Lapland, and it goes along the fell side of Yllästunturi. Iso-Ylläs is the best place to start for this easy 5 km trail, called Saalistusjotos in Finnish. There is Kahvikeitaan laavu, a lean-to shelter on the way up and after that you will enter the Pallas-Yllästunturi national park for a while.
Part of the trail goes in the forest across little streams.
Ascending terrain and leaving the forest behind..
Into the ravine..
A view to the fell.
A viewpoint to the east.
Mire and Aakenus fell on the background.
A closer look at rock plates.
Vast areas of the fell side.
Passing reindeer at a suitable distance.
Overall, these trails around Ylläs fells are very nice for short half day hikes. Of the many circle trails you can combine longer ones or go across the fells.