This hiking trail is situated in the vicinity of the Bergö ski-slope, not far from the city of Jakobstad / Pietarsaari. A well cared for, fairly easy challenge .
Along the Bergö trail, you'll find yourself moving through a quite variating landscape. The starting point is located near the Esse river, which connects to the Bennäs river. Starting off you will be surrounded by younger forests, and gradually you will move on to old-growth forests. You will also find yourself in landscapes that are evident of the fact that a few hundred years ago the sea levels were substantially higher in the area. Parts of the trail bring to mind rocky islands in the region's archipelago. At one point the hiking trail even takes a short detour through a inhabited portion of the Finnish countryside, and you will also find yourself surrounded by reed straws (on the left and right of you) when walking on duckboards. If you have the extra time, there is a small-scale outdoors "gym" in the vicinity of the ski-slope center, with monkey bar constructions of varying design.
There are a few benches located along the trail, in case you feel like sitting down and enjoying your coffee.
Remember to bring water and snacks. Watch out for slippery duckboards and tree roots. A bear bell can be helpful in keeping wild animals at bay!
The terrain can be pretty moist, and even slightly flooded in case of heavy rain. Make sure to use sturdy boots or even rubber boots.
Rubber boots / waterproof boots in case of rain, or if it has been raining a lot lately.
Check out the map for nice restaurants in the area - just a short drive from the hiking trail!
Travel east from the city centre of Jakobstad / Pietarsaari, in the roundabout choose rd. 68. Drive along this road for approximately 8 km until you cross the Esse river, then immediately turn left along a gravel road. (A sign which reads "Bergö" should be visible to your left)
Parking spots are located near the start of the trail, please consult the map.