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Recreational Use of Forests

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In what manner do Finnish people engage in recreation outdoors?


Results of National Outdoor Recreation Demand Inventory (LVVI)


Did you know that

  • two out of three Finns participate in outdoor recreation at least once a week.
  • half of Finns live within 200 m of the forest closest to their home.
  • the closest forest for picking wild berries and mushrooms is found within a distance of 3.5 km on average from one's place of residence, and half of Finns live only one kilometre from a place suitable for berry and mushroom picking.
  • This and a great deal of other, similar information is based on the National Outdoor Recreation Demand Inventory (LVVI).

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Updated: 22.10.2012 /JVoi  |  Photo: Erkki Oksanen, Metla, unless otherwise stated  |  Copyright Metla  |  Feedback