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How to survive in Finnish nature

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The How to Survive in Finnish nature Micro Course takes you to different parts of Finland from the sea to Lakeland and from the forests to the fells of Lapland. During this course, you will find out how diverse the Finnish nature is and learn how to be able to experience it by yourself.

This Micro Course provides you with all neccessary information on how to make it through your first forest hikes by yourself. We will cover essential topics from the history of the lakes to how to safely start a campfire in the forest. You will be introduced to everyone’s rights in Finland.

This Micro Course consists of 7 parts which include videos, links, activating tasks and quizzes. The workload on this course is approximately 10 hours.

  • Introductory part
  • Everyone´s rights
  • National parks
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Fire

Completing this course involves 3 mandatory tests and 1 mandatory course feedback. Please go them through in the order of the Content page. This way you start with the basics and move on to the more challenging topics.

The Micro Course is assessed on the scale Pass/Fail. Receiving a certificate via email requires completing all mandatory activities, and at least 50% of them correctly.

After completing the course, you are able to to answer to the following questions:

  • How and where to hike in Finland?
  • What am I allowed to do in the Finnish nature?
  • Where to find reliable information about national parks?
  • What should I take with me to the forest and what will be provided there?
  • How and where to start a campfire in the finnish forest?

Your instructor is Olli Järvenkylä, Wilderness Guide, Community Manager.

Any questions?

We hope that you enjoy the course! If you have any questions about the course material, please do not hesitate to contact us at Edufication@xamk.fi. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Don’t forget to answer the course feedback at the end of the course to receive a certificate!