Terrain & maps
The competition area consists of a large forest area varying from young samplings to old coniferous and spruce forests. There are only some village and forest roads and a couple of farm houses in the area. There are numerous 30-60 m high hills, but also small lakes, marshes and flat areas between.
Runnability and visibility varies from good to moderate and a lot of small details, especially in the hills, give challenges to orienteering. In one day You can also run a part of the track in a fast terrain situating to the south-east from the CC. The overview of the competition area you can find here.
Description of different days you can find here
The maps are mainly done by one map-maker, Markkku Pietikäinen, who has over 30 years experinence of creating orienteering maps. The 3 years work has been Markku's biggest mapping project.