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View Poll Results: Your favorite Winter Activity in Finland?
Cross-Country Skiing 1 7.69%
Ice Skating 3 23.08%
Ice Fishing 0 0%
Sauna 6 46.15%
Nordic Walking 2 15.38%
Driving with a Snowmobile 0 0%
Huskie Safari 1 7.69%
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Old 14th-February-2009   #1
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What would you do in Finland during Winter Time?

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sauna, ice skating and ice hockey! XD
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Could you explain me what's Nordic Walking?

Go on walkings or something like that?


P.S. I just loved the mental image of the Huskie Safari!
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[quote=Katkaista;7898]Could you explain me what's Nordic Walking?

Go on walkings or something like that?



Nordic Walking or Sauvakävely is the Finnish-invented sport of walking with ski-alike sticks (sauva) so your whole body really excercises, not only your legs.
The sticks are specially designed for this purpose and at the low tip you can adapt them for snow or summer walking...

Although info is not totally accurate, you can get some better idea here Caminata nórdica - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
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Ummm... you forgot a sport there. I would go downhill skiing. I used to go every winter and several times a month, but haven't been on skis in over 10 years now. I really miss that.
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Ummm... you forgot a sport there. I would go downhill skiing. I used to go every winter and several times a month, but haven't been on skis in over 10 years now. I really miss that.
Downhill skiing! in Finland only in the far north I guess... or there's some nice place around this flat lands?
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Downhill skiing! in Finland only in the far north I guess... or there's some nice place around this flat lands?
You can downhill ski in Serena, which is Espoo, or Peuramaa, in Kirkkonummi. There's also one place in Hameenlinna as well as near Lahti.. Oh, there used to be another place in Espoo, but I'm not sure if it's still open...
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You can downhill ski in Serena, which is Espoo, or Peuramaa, in Kirkkonummi. There's also one place in Hameenlinna as well as near Lahti.. Oh, there used to be another place in Espoo, but I'm not sure if it's still open...
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Could you explain me what's Nordic Walking?

Go on walkings or something like that?



Nordic Walking or Sauvakävely is the Finnish-invented sport of walking with ski-alike sticks (sauva) so your whole body really excercises, not only your legs.
The sticks are specially designed for this purpose and at the low tip you can adapt them for snow or summer walking...

Although info is not totally accurate, you can get some better idea here Caminata nórdica - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Hey!!! Kiitos!!! Thousands of thanks!!!

I would find weird to see somebody wandering around with a sort of ski-sticks....


P.S. Thanks also for the spanish link.... It's always helpful to have some information in your own language!!! (though my language is catalan)
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Hey!!! Kiitos!!! Thousands of thanks!!!

I would find weird to see somebody wandering around with a sort of ski-sticks....


P.S. Thanks also for the spanish link.... It's always helpful to have some information in your own language!!! (though my language is catalan)
Well you just have to come over here, every other person uses them!

Spanish link had more info than the Català one, but check it out anyway: Marxa nòrdica - Viquipèdia
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