Hunting is part of the traditional way of life and living in our northern nature.
Our family has few hobbies in the nature such as hunting, fishing and berry picking, but we also like simple things such as just walking in the forest with our dog. There are no animals to be afraid of, except maybe a male reindeer with the biggest antlers during Autumn heat. There are some bears, but I’ve never seen one in real life. Wolves are located mainly in the eastern border of Finland. The biggest animal is a moose, which is more dangerous for car traffic. I never feel unsafe in the nature. I can sit down on a tree stump or even in our cabin porch and wait silently if I could see some animals. And if I’m patient enough I get rewarded.
Breathtaking power of nature can be explored by visiting Vikaköngäs hiking area, the home and protected nature reserve for rapids. Located only some tens of kilometers away from the city this easy trail walking offers midnight sun lit, easy adventure, to total wilderness with nice break point at “laavu”, a half-closed fireplace