Nature trails

Our nature trails, which wind their ways through quiet forests and past crystal clear lakes, attract hikers and walkers throughout the year. In autumn you can pick mushrooms and berries in the forest and in spring witness nature coming back to life in all its colourful glory.

At Vierumäki, magnificent ridges and coniferous woods provide a varied setting for many types of sport and great experiences.

Nature trails
Nature trail maps (€2/map) and an accompanying quiz are available from the Sports Hall. The answers can be found on the information signs along the four-kilometre trail. The theme of the quiz is ‘Are you smarter than a 10-year-old?’, and the questions cover a wide range of nature-related topics. When you have completed the trail, you can check your answers at the Sports Hall. The trail is not in use in the winter.

Ilkka’s kuru
The slopes and the long steps of the Ilkka’s kuru trail guarantee a good workout when, for example, one is Nordic walking in the summer.   In winter, the slope provides a perfect setting for snow-based outdoor activities, such as sledging. Nordic walking poles are available for hire at the Sports Hall, for €2/pair. You can hire sledges, snowshoes, and more at Pro Shop Koippari, at Vierumäki Centre.

Orienteering courses
During your stay, you can go orienteering in the Vierumäki area and enjoy the beautiful scenery while looking for the control points. Our permanent orienteering courses are open all year round. Also, a ski orienteering map is available when there is sufficient snow cover. For ski orienteering, you need to bring your own skis.

You can get orienteering maps at the Sports Hall. Map for day visitors €5/map. Map for visitors with accommodation €2/map. Map of the Sports Hall (inside) €1/map. You can book the big number of maps at the Sports Hall, tel. 010 5777 030.

Playgrounds
There is an outdoor play area located next to the tennis courts. The playground has swings, a sand pit, spring riders , balancing bars, and a climbing frame with a slide.

The Sporttipuisto park area can be found at the end of the sports field, next to the games arena. The park has various types of climbing frames and other play equipment that helps to develop motor skills, strength, and balance.

Places for open fires
Besides places for an open fire, there is a lean-to with firewood along the 10 km trail in the Sport Institute area, which can be used by hikers.