Me and my trail
I'm here in Kuusamo for the same reason as you are coming here. Real seasons, amazing nature, silence.
I'm also from south, from Helsinki. 40 years ago our family came here for a camping holiday and since that I've spent most of my free time hiking, camping, skiing, somewhere in north. 15 years ago I moved here permanently. Day by day I spent more and more time in the woods and left office life totally behind me. I combined my love of nature and my work as a guide and yoga instructor and started MyTrail (MunPolku in Finnish). So here I am and there's no going back. I love this nature around me, pace of living which follows the rhythm of nature. I want to pick bilberries for breakfast and make my tea from spring water. I want to breath clean air, feel the moss under my bare feet, eat snow and swim in the lakes. We locals love and respect nature around us and hope that you do too. We are happy to share all this with you, teach you something about it and show its beauty. Usually it is me, who takes you to the nature. But sometimes it can be some of my friends, another guide, who has been walking these trails with me so many times.
Piritta - the founder of MunPolku (MyTrail in English)
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.
Ask from us from our environmental policy or learn more from here.
We're treehuggers, forest folk
We have a lot of trees in Finland and yes, sometimes we burn them in campfires. We make campfires to dry our clothes, keep us warm or cook food. At public fireplaces firewood comes from Metsähallitus and its economic forests.
For every campfire we plant at least one tree somewhere in the world. 2019 we planted 96 trees. You can do that too: wwf.panda.org