Join us on the APK mushroom-picking trip on Tuesday 26th September 2023! Our trip is to Mälikkälä in Turku. On the trip we’ll try to find some of the most common edible mushrooms in Finland and see how to identify them. The trip is not, however, a course for mushroom-picking and everyone is responsible for the mushrooms they pick – because of this we suggest that everyone purchases a mushroom guide book or application that you can use to practice identifying different mushrooms together with the trip guides.
We’ll gather at 4:40 pm at the Asentajankatu bus stop which is near Länsikeskus and then go to the forest together. You can get there for example using the Föli bus number 301, which leaves from the Kauppatori E2 bus stop at 4:25 pm and should be at the Asentajankatu bus stop at 4:40 pm. We’ll return from the trip around 8 pm. You can for example take a bus number 300 back to Kauppatori leaving at 7:53 pm from the Asentajankatu bus stop.
The trip is free. Everyone should take at least a water bottle and other snacks as necessary with them. Additionally, we suggest taking with you a basket or plastic bag and a small knife (preferably a mushroom knife, ie. one with a brush in the other end). If you’re late or lost, call us at +358 40 181 5514 (Ida) and we’ll try to help you.
Welcome to the Luolavuori forest on Saturday 16.9.2023! We walk in the forests of Luolavuori along Paavo’s paths and at the same time visit the Luolavuori cave and, if desired, on the old landfill hill overlooking Turku. We stop to eat small snacks by the campfire. The length of the route is about 4 km and the tour lasts about 3 hours. We arrive at the same place from which we leave.
Please be prepared with weather-appropriate clothing and bring your own water bottle and mug. APK provides campfire snacks and coffee and tea. You can arrive by bus 18, which departs from the Kauppatori stop D3 at 11.07. If you arrive by car, you can choose Luolavuorentie 35 (Luolavuore tennis court) as the address. We will meet in the parking lot of the Luolavuori tennis court at 11.20 am, from where we will head to the hiking trail together.
The trip is free for our members, but for others 5€. You can also become a member during registration or on the trip. If you have not yet paid the association’s membership fee for this year, we ask that you pay the membership fee (10€) or the participation fee (5€) to the association’s account FI03 5711 1320 0039 96. If you cannot pay in Euros or your bank account is outside Europe (SEPA area), please pay in cash at the beginning of the tour.
Sign up here: https://forms.office.com/e/YimFZSUe2P
Registration closes on Thursday 14.9. at 23.59
APK organises a first aid course on Wednesday 31 May at 18:00 at Educity in room EDU_3032. The course covers and teaches the most important first aid skills that can be needed both in everyday life and when hiking. Teaching is in Finnish and English. So come along to learn new things and review forgotten skills!
On the last weekend of May, APK goes hiking in Teijo National Park! It will be a relaxed hike, during which we will get to enjoy diverse forest and lake landscapes, cook together, swim in Matildanjärvi and go to a sauna.
This hike is great for both beginners and more experienced hikers who want to spend a fun and relaxing weekend in the woods. However, it is important to have suitable clothes and equipment for the trip. So you need to bring at least water-resistant outdoor clothes and hiking shoes, as well as a rucksack where you can carry all the necessary equipment. APK has a couple of sleeping bags and sleeping pads as well as tents to borrow, so you don’t have to own all the equipment yourself. The organizers of the hike also will take care of the camping stoves. An e-mail will be sent to those who have signed up for the trip during the trip week, where they will be told more about practical matters.
The departure for the hike is on Friday 26th May around 4:30 p.m., and on Sunday we will be back in Turku in the early evening. We’ll try to travel to Teijo by carpooling, if enough participants have a car. If this is not possible, we will travel there by public transport. The departure would then be on Friday from Kupittaa at 4:30 p.m., from where we would first travel by train to Salo and from there jump on the bus leaving at 5:10 p.m. towards Teijo. The return would be on Sunday by bus from Ylönkylä at 16:10 to Salo, from where we would return to Turku by train.
The price of the hike is 15 euros for APK members and 20 euros for non-members. We offer the participants meals which we prepare together during the hike. You should take your own snacks with you on the trip. The transportation costs are at own expense; if we travel with carpools, the sharing of fuel costs is agreed by car group, and if traveling by public transport, the price of the bus and train tickets are around 18 € in total.
You can sign up for the Teijo hike trip by filling in this form: https://forms.office.com/e/bh5yNnmmfa?lang=en-GB. The registration closes on 22nd May at 23:59pm. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the hike!
APK will organize a trip on Saturday 20th May to Kuullaanpolku in Raisio. The trail is 13 km and includes some rocky terrain, so appropriate footwear is recommended. We’ll rest and enjoy some snacks near the observation tower.
We will depart together from the Kauppatori E2 bus stop at 12.22 pm. Please arrive on time. We will return to Turku in the afternoon or evening with Föli bus number 300. If you’ll arrive by your own ride, the address is Kisakatu 3, Raisio.
The trip is free for APK members, for others the participation fee is 5 €. You can also become a member while registering or during the hike. The APK will provide some snacks for participants at the end of the trip, but we would recommend everyone to eat lunch before leaving. Please bring your own water bottle and mug, as well as your own snacks if you wish. Please dress weather appropriately for the trip.
Sign up here: https://forms.office.com/e/QYmgkG1L7T?lang=en-GB
Registration closes on Friday 19th May at 11.59 pm.
APK organises a board game evening on Thursday, April 20th, beginning at 6 pm. So come and play board games together at the club room in Haliskylä (Kuohukuja 1B)! At the club room, there are different board games available, and you can also take your own game with you. We’ll provide some snacks for the participants.
We will make a trip to the Ankka-Nautela nature trail on Sunday 2nd of April. The length of the nature trail is about 8 kilometers and the total walking distance during the trip is about 11 kilometers. At the beginning of the trip, we will also visit the Nautelankoski Museum, which is free for visitors.
We will departure together from the Puutori PT4 bus stop on Sunday 2nd of April at 12.40 pm by Föli bus 402. Please arrive on time. We will arrive at the Nautelankoski Museum at about 13.15 pm. We will return to Turku in the afternoon or evening with Föli bus number 6.
The trip to Ankka-Nautela is free for APK members, for others, the participation fee is 5 €. You can also become a member when registering or on the spot. The APK will provide some snacks for participants at the end of the trip, but we would prefer everyone to eat lunch at home before leaving. Please bring your own water bottle and mug, as well as your own snacks. Please dress appropriately for the trip.
Sign up here: https://forms.office.com/e/az8X8z1rRr?lang=en-GB Registration for the trip closes on Friday 31st March at 11.59 pm.
APK organises an ice swimming event with sauna on Wednesday 22nd March from 5 pm – welcome to relax with us! The sauna is located in Ruissalo and the address is Tammirannantie 39. You can join the event by bus number 8 which leaves from Kauppatori-bus stop A8 for example at 16.35 and 17.35. The participation fee for the event is 5 euros for APK-members and 10 euros for non-members. You can become a member of APK on our website or on the spot.
Please take at least an own towel, swimsuit, and water bottle with you. You can also bring some snacks if you want to. This event suits experienced winter swimmers as well as beginners!
Please register for the trip here: https://forms.office.com/e/BrJBycM9z3?lang=en-GB. The registration closes on 21st March at 11.59 pm.
The APK March trip will take place on Saturday 11th March and be to Katariinanlaakso. Trip is around 4 km and there is a possibility to visit a bird tower. You can join the trip with a Föli-bus 13A from Puutori –bus stop (286, Maariankatu) at 11.16. We will arrive at the Katariinalakso parking spot at 11.40 and start our journey together. If you are coming with your own ride, address is Sigridinpolku 5, Turku.
Trip is free of charge for our members, for others the trip costs 5 €. You can also join APK on our website or on sight. APK offers small snacks to participants. Please bring own water bottle, a mug and more snacks if needed. Remember to wear weatherlike clothes.
Sign up for the trip here: https://forms.office.com/e/kPWEXf7XhH?lang=en-GB. Last day to sign up is Tuesday 7.3.2023 at 15.00.
APK goes sledding to Hirvensalo on Wednesday 1st March! On the trip, we’ll enjoy the speed on the sledding hill and eat traditional Shrovetide buns (laskiaispulla).
We’re going to leave from Kauppatori (platform D4) by Föli bus 15A at 17.24. If you’re coming by car or bike, the address is Kakskerrantie 111, Turku. We’ll meet at the parking lot of the Hirvensalo Ski Centre at 17.40 from where we’ll go to the sledding hill together.
The trip is free of charge for the APK members and for others, the fee is 5 €. You can become a member also during the trip or upon registration. APK will provide Shrovetide buns and juice for the participants. Please take your own water bottle, mug, and sled with you (creativity and crafting skills can be exploited if you don’t own a sled or snow glider).
You can sign up for the trip here: https://forms.office.com/e/Xc1dZAtRkd?lang=en-GB. Please register at the latest on Tuesday 28th February at 3 pm.