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Evo Hiking Area, Southern Finland

My Mom and Brother enjoy camping, so we decided to go to Evo Hiking Area. Evo is one of the largest continuous forested areas in the southern Finland. Inside the 47 large Hiking Area, you can walk on marked trails and stay overnight in lean-to shelters and designated camping sites. We had been there before so we tried to find a lean-to shelter we had not visited. We spotted “Syrjänalunen” on map and headed there. Once we reached, we went to check out the water body in the area and this is how it looked:


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evo alWe found this Lean-to-shelter and set up a camp in it.

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Once we were done setting up the camp, I went to explore the surroundings.


Notice the Dragonfly on grass.

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Noticed a plane in the sky.



The Forest was full of Blueberries. My Mom picked some and ate a lot more.


We had also heard that the beavers had been making dams in the area, so we went to search for beavers and found these dead trees caught in water which looked straight out of Ghost Stories.

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There were many such trees eaten by Beavers


How many Frogs can you find?




I found many such.




  1. Beautiful shots, thanks.

  2. Mike says:

    I love the looks of those blueberries!

  3. Tracy says:

    This is amazing, thank you for sharing your photos. I want to visit Finland and now I am even more inspired.

  4. Nelandir says:

    No snow?! You disappoint me 😀

  5. wildsherkin says:

    Beautiful images. I love the picture of the boat. So serene!

  6. Wow. I think I would have found this hike fun too. I love nature, and your photographs are really well done! Thanks for posting them!

  7. doronart says:

    What a great place and superb pictures!

  8. mangina28 says:

    very beautiful and natural,,,, 😀

  9. iniyaal says:

    Beautiful…. Love the clear tranquil looking waters and the ghost like trees.

  10. jelillie says:

    It looks as though you had a grand time! Wonderful pictures.

  11. I felt so peaceful looking at these shots; that small bridge reminds me of the one i had to cross over a small slough to get from the barnyard to my house. Those clouds in the reflection are so stunning!

    Thanks for following my blog.

  12. burgessart says:

    Love these photographs.

  13. saramay91 says:

    What a beautiful place! Thank you for posting this, now I can add it to the list of places I would like to visit before I leave Finland =)

  14. Absolutely gorgeous photos. I am super jealous I cannot go there.. maybe one day!

  15. Gothcupcake says:

    I love the reflection images!

  16. My family loves camping as well, though we have not been in a long time. It’s harder to get my teenaged sons to agree to leave their computers and video games behind than it used to be. Beautiful photos. (I saw five frogs.)

  17. It's only P! says:

    Especially the first few pics of the sky in the water tickle my fancy. Absolutely stunning! Lovely environment. Are the bugs bad in summer like in Norway? I lived in Nova Scotia for a few years and was reminded of that when I saw your images. A small stream ran through my property, right at the back, where beavers lived and changed the course of the stream, of course. 🙂 I saw them many times and during one winter I spotted two otters on the ice near where the stream still flowed. Idyllic spot (apart from the fact that the property was the last one on the list of the snow plough and that we could easily be snowed in for two days during a bad snow storm!)

    • septicalvar says:

      Those sky reflection pics are my favorite too. the water was crystal clear. Mosquitoes depend on the summer temperatures and rainfall. This year there were a lot more mosquitoes than normally. Beavers 😀 Peaceful, isn’t it? thanks for sharing your experience!

      • It's only P! says:

        Beavers… yes, I love to watch animals in their natural habitat, even if they ‘do damage.’ 😉 When the house was up for sale I wished for a buyer who would respect them too, and he did. First thing he said was that it makes no sense to break down a beaver dam because they’ll build one just a little further. I miss the spot, but not the isolation. Better to be a transient at times…

  18. Very beautiful and pristine!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  19. Gallivanta says:

    The reflections in the water are wonderful and I am fascinated by the lean to shelter; like a small wooden cave. Is the water warm enough for swimming?

  20. Louis says:

    A superb selection giving a wonderful sense of place and atmosphere.

  21. Harrie says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Great shots! I especially like the first 4 with the reflections of the white clouds next to the green underwater world. Cheers, harrie.

  22. Rachel says:

    These are beautiful photos! I will be visiting hameenlinna for a short time in may and would like to add a few days of hiking. Do you have any suggestions about what routes I should consider?

  23. mightwar says:

    This looks like a wonderful place to spend some time. I really like the shots you took of the water – the detail in them is utterly surprising.

  24. Shivani Panchmatia says:

    Looks like a beautiful place to hike indeed. Well the pictures were superb…..

  25. Office Diva says:

    Gorgeous photos, really enjoyed them! Thanks for posting and for stopping by.

  26. Thanks for posting, I enjoyed reading about that.

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