In February 2014 the 5,5 km route in Moisöfjärden, Suvisaaristo is open and in very good condition. Thanks to volunteers who keep it open with their small snow plowers. There is a good parking place near Hanikka beach. From the same place you can go to Hanikka ski tracks.
The route was in very good condition on 2nd of Feb., 2014 when these picture were taken. For more information on the route see pages of Saaristokauppa or pages of Skrinnari.
Check also other longer, maintained routes in Finland, the list and map has nice tracks all over Finland.
The starting point on Hanikka beach. People started their Sunday trip whether they were going to skating, skiing or ice fishing.
The route goes past Amiraalinsatama harbour. On Sunday there was also a ski track by the skating track.
The route is about 5.5 km long and goes past beautiful archipelago views with nice old mansions and houses.
The condition of ice could not have been better.
The route goes between small islands.
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.
Suddenly in the second week of February a lot of new snow arrived in southern Finland. To practice my skills with Altai skis I decided to go to Kaitalampi area in Espoo which offers nice hills of different heights. Kaitalampi is close to the Nuuksio national park.
The forest was very beautiful, one can not imagine being so close to the coast.
Going up the hill with Altai skis is almost as easy as with snowshoes.
Kaitalampi area around the lake is indeed quite hilly. This hill was beyond my skills.
Pine tree branches reach to the ground and offer temporary shelter for those small enough.
Crossing the lake. It keeps snowing. There are three fire sites on the shores of this small lake.
It was a peaceful Saturday, met or spotted only a few snowshoeists, skiers or walkers. Usually this “under a kilometer from the closest road” -place is quite popular.