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Bogging at Nuuksio National Park 25.9.2015

Nuuksio National Park (Nuuksion kansallispuisto in Finnish, Noux nationalpark in Swedish) is in Southern Finland, 35 km from Helsinki on the outskirts of Espoo and the neighboring counties of Kirkkonummi and Vihti.


Established only in 1994, Nuuksio is one of Finland's newest national parks, set up to ensure that a piece of pristine wilderness is kept within striking distance of the capital. Its location so close to a major city is unusual, and due mostly to the fact that the rocky and wet terrain was unsuitable for farming or other development.

Nuuksio's landscape is archetypically Finnish: conifer and birch forests, forty-three lakes, small swamps between them and gentle rolling hills, sometimes covered in moss, sometimes with the granite bedrock exposed where the vast ice sheets of the last ice age scraped them clean. There are plenty of quiet spots of beauty, but don't expect jaw-dropping gorges or soaring mountains (good advice for traveling anywhere in Finland, that).

source: https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Nuuksio_National_Park

So. We decided to visit Nuuksio for the first time ever and we surely found some very good bogs there! Unfortunaly the season is so far that all the sun´dews were dormant and I could only spot their flower stalks. 
I saw many floating peat islands so there must be carnivores out there! I've never seen peat island like those in Finland (but in Virginia!) so I became super excited!!
I can't wait to be there the summer season is at our hands! :-)

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kiitos! :-)