Today I went hiking to the Kurjenrahka National Park in Finland which is located around 30 km north of Turku - a heaven for mushroom lovers!

Kurjenrahka National Park

I parked my car at Kurjenpesä where I found an information board about the National Park.

backpacking in Kurjenrahka National Park

camping in in Kurjenrahka National Park

In the Kurjenpesä visitor center I was able to pick up a free map.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Savonjarven Kierros Kurjenrahka National Park

I started my hike on the Savonjarven Kierros which goes around the Savojärvi lake.

Kuhankuono boundary stone

I discovered the Kuhankuono boundary stone which has been an important boundary mark since 600 years.

Kurjenrahka National Park

My hike continues along mires and spruces.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Kurjenrahka National Park Jalosen Muistomerkki

Where I also found some sort of monument - A. Jalosen Muistomerkki

Kurjenrahka National Park mushroom hunting

On the way I found endless mushrooms in all colours and shapes.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Kurjenrahka National Park nature

Kurjenrahka National Park plants

Kurjenrahka National Park fauna

Again crossing a mire.

Rantapiha Kurjenrahka National Park

Where I finally reached Rantapiha which is just located on the opposite site of lake Savojärvi where I begun my adventure.

Markings signs waypoints signpoints Kurjenrahka National Park

The markings in the Kurjenrahka National Park as excellent.

nature trail luontopolku Kurjenrahka National Park

I decided to walk along the Luontopolku which goes through an old-growth forest before continuing my hike along the shore of lake Savojärvi.

Kurjenrahka National Park

The boundaries of the National Park …

Kurjenrahka National Park

Again mushrooms…

Kurjenrahka National Park

Kurjenrahka National Park

Savonjarven Kierros Kurjenrahka National Park

After strolling along the Luontopolku I decided to continue my hike along the Savonjarven Kierros

Kurjenrahka National Park

Savojärvi trail Kurjenrahka National Park

On the trail always a view towards the lake Savojärvi and the smell of spruces in my nose.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Kurjenrahka National Park

Some trees seem to like the lake as well.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Colourful plants along the trail.

Kurjenrahka National Park

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Again, well marked trails.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Finally, I found the ultimate mushroom spot on the whole trail.

To sum up, this was a great hike and I will come back another time in order to explore the Takaniitunvuori outlook and Vajosuo. 2 years later I went for another hike to Kujenrahka National Park.

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