Me and my trail
I am in Kuusamo for the same reason as you are coming here. We have a proper winter, an amazing summer, and six other seasons. Nature is incredible, and then there is this silence. You have to hear it for yourselves to understand what I mean.
I'm also from the south, from Helsinki. But since a child, I've always spent most of my free time hiking, camping, skiing, and exploring the north. A long time ago, I moved permanently here. Day by day, I spent more and more time in the woods, leaving office work behind me. I combined my love of nature with my work as a guide and yoga instructor to start MyTrail (MunPolku in Finnish). Here I am and there is no turning back. I love this area, nature around me, a pace of living that follows the rhythm of nature. I want to pick bilberries for breakfast and make my tea from spring water. I want to breathe clean air, feel the moss under my bare feet, eat snow and swim in the lakes.
We locals love and respect the nature around us, and we hope you do, too. We are happy to share all this with you, teach you something about it, and show you its beauty.
Piritta - the owner of MunPolku (MyTrail in English)
Psssst... some of us have some special skills. Let us know if you're interested in a specific topic, such as photography, berry picking, tracking, geography, forest therapies...
Sustainable Travel -
Giving Back and Taking Care
Clean nature and a vibrant environment are at the heart of everything we do. Without it, we will not exist. We will do our best to make it clean and vibrant in the future as well. We walk our trails with love and respect for nature. We prefer local and sustainable products and try to keep our footprints as green as possible.
We operate in accordance with the principles of sustainable tourism, are committed to increasing the environmental awareness, minimize the environmental impact and much more.
MyTrail is a signatory of Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism, we are part of Sustainable Travel Finland programme and we are sertified Green Activities company, which operates in sustainable way.
We're treehuggers, forest folk
We have a lot of trees in Finland and yes, sometimes we burn them in campfires. Campfires are used to dry clothes, keep us warm, or cook food. Metsähallitus and its economic forests supply firewood to public fireplaces.
Each time we have a campfire, we plant a tree. 78 trees were planted in 2021. You can help the nature too: wwf.panda.org