I’m 30 years old, Sri Lankan ICT entrepreneur currently living in Finland.
My hobbies are walking my dog, playing Pokemon Go, hiking, workingout in the gym, photography, eukonkanto (wife carrying) and running.
It is a short trail starting from the Archipelago national park nature centre Sinisimpukka (Blue mussel). It is short and easy even though the terrain is rocky. Information posts will take you through the different ages in history and rock formed during the times. You will also get to enjoy the view of the beautiful Baltic sea and the Finnish archipelago.
Ounasvaara näköalatorni (lookout tower) can be reached from the football ground next to Santa Sports Center after a 30-minute walk. The terrain is rugged but not challenging. After the short walk, you will find the lookout tower, a wind shelter and two fire pits. If you want to come for a picnic with your kids this is convenient and perfect. I visited one day after the first snow and landscape were whitewashed in preparation for winter. Evergreens and few stubborn shrubs added green to the landscape otherwise, it was white and brown mostly.
Purunpää wind shelter is located in the Ölmos-Purunpää conservation area. Best way to reach it is via Söderlångvik museum. You will pass the apple orchards of Söderlångvik and then follow the path marked with yellow across the forest. Most part of the trail through the forest is rocky and you will notice how trees have adapted to survive on the rocky terrain with very little soil. Wind shelter is located on a high point looking over Purunpää bay.
It offers a breathtaking view and wide variety of plant life. If you are lucky you might see a moose or an eagle.