Finland / Laipanmaa

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Martti

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Mar 12, 2011
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Laipanmaa is 15 x 15 km hiking area near Tampere in Southern Finland. Tampere–Pirkkala Airport is only a half-hour drive away. Ryanair flights to Tampere from e.g. London-Stansted, Bremen, Frankfurt-Hahn and Milan. Would there be any person(s) interested of participating to a relatively short excursion of around three, four days in the spring or summer of 2015?

Below is a short film showing what kind of terrain and landscape one can expect from the area.

[video=youtube;JGHtO0_bCnw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGHtO0_bCnw[/video]
 
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Martti

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Other area within equal distance from the Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is Siikaneva. Smaller (around 12x12 km) than Laipanmaa, it is mostly consisted of wetlands and lakes.

[video=youtube;L9sv0KSOz5s]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9sv0KSOz5s[/video]
 

Broomstickize

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I'd be interested as work is currently taking me to Hameenlinna every month or so. I won't have much time in the summer though, so any trips would have to be March-April (or Autumn, if I'm still working their then).


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Martti

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I'd be interested as work is currently taking me to Hameenlinna every month or so. I won't have much time in the summer though, so any trips would have to be March-April (or Autumn, if I'm still working their then).
April would certainly be better than March in a sense that no skies or snowshoes would be required. On the other hand, rubber boots or equivalent are mandatory. However, I would suggest May for a meeting since flights would be cheaper then, the terrain would be drier and the temperature would be quite high, but not high enough for serious mosquito threat!

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Chris the Cat

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Could well make a four dayer in May Martti.
It would be my only trip over seas this year and I would happily prioritise it.
Would be good to meet you too.
I see my old sparing partner Imagedude is showing an interest!.

Best.

Chris.
 

Martti

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Mar 12, 2011
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May/Summer is closing in, but there seems to be little interest towards a 2-3 days trip to such areas as Laipanmaa?