26 Jun 2014

Giant's kettles in Askola

Askola 7/6/2014

Some 20 giant's kettles were found in Askola in 1950. They were emptied in 1965 and since then they've been a local attraction.

We packed our backpacks and visited the area in early June.

Askola01 photo DSC06464_zpsed171692.jpg
We were greeted by this fellow when we arrived.

 photo DSC06520_zpse5ed8c18.jpg
Some of the potholes are large...

 photo DSC06509_zps8b149217.jpg
... and some are smaller.

Askola04 photo DSC06511_zps28c43e3a.jpg
Each of them has a name.

Askola05 photo DSC06493_zps3c58a87c.jpg
Many of the potholes were occupied...

Askola06 photo DSC06535_zpsaa4a2af3.jpg
... and we saw some other locals as well.

A nice place to visit, and not too far away from Helsinki where we live.


  1. I will continue to follow your adventures.

    1. Welcome, Alan! Nice you found your way here.

  2. ...........and I'm here too Maria. Fascinating potholes and that snake looks fierce.

    1. Welcome, Jim! This was the first time we managed to take a picture of an adder. Usually they slither away so quickly.