Planning a Bushcraft trip to Finland 2018/04/11
Venturing abroad with outdoor pursuits in mind can be a daunting
affair, especially if you are planning on hiking or camping away from
major tourist areas and towns. Bushcraft and Finland fit together
perfectly but here are some helpful websites that might assist in
planning your own adventure. This is a simple guide on making progress
on a trip focussing on bushcraft in Finland.
Coach - www.matkahuolto.fi
A very reliable coach service to use all over Finland. Plane - www.finnair.com
Not cheap but helpful staff and great service. Taxi - www.kuljetusliikeilmarislant.fi
Northern Finland taxi service
Use this website to gain access to detailed routes, geographical
features and facilities across Finland. It is a digital map that will
allow you to print off squares to help with your orienteering. You can
use the layers to switch between displaying hiking, snowmobile and
skiing routes if you wish.
Buying Maps www.karttakauppa.fi
They shipped very fast to the UK. www.calazo.fi
Offer the hiker a fantastic paper quality on some of their maps but they
do not ship outside of Finland.
National Park Guides
A fabulous website that has so much information on national parks,
wilderness areas and hiking areas. A word of warning is that you should
be careful to read the information carefully as it is sometimes
duplicated across pages with slight alterations to what is described.
The website is super helpful on the whole and I would certainly
National Park Facilities
My experience with Finnish national parks is overwhelmingly positive and
the offerings made to the outdoor enthusiast are abundant. Open
wilderness cabins, saunas, wood stores along with marked trails in
certain areas are all features you can benefit from.
Conditions on the Ground
Planning ahead is vital for any trip but can only get you so far as
conditions on the ground can affect your plans. Failing to adapt plans
when faced with unexpected or dangerous conditions is almost certain to
lead to mission failure.