27 January 2017

Moomins and The Outdoor Association of Finland 60 years together

In the 50s started the co-operation between Moomins and Suomen Latu – The Outdoor Association of Finland. The relationship with nature was important for Tove Jansson and that was one reason for the co-operation.

60 years ago, in 1957, began children’s ski school activities at Suomen Latu and Tove designed the diplomas and ski patches for the participants. Moomintroll on skis was also on the cover of the teacher’s manual ten years later.

Suomen-latu

Nowadays Suomen Latu organizes Moomin outdoor activities where children can familiarize themselves with skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and experience the wonderful nature in Finland. Every year thousands of children and their parents take part in the Moomin outdoor activities and schools.

Muumien ulkoilukoulut

Muumi Suomen Latu eija-sollo

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Photos: Suomen Latu

New Moomin book series to celebrate the anniversary

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Moomins and Suomen Latu, Suomen Latu will publish a Moomin book series together with Finnish publisher Tammi.

The first book, Talviretki Pikku Myyn kanssa (freely translated Winter adventures with Little My), was published late 2016 and the second book, Kevätretki Muumimamman kanssa (Spring adventures with Moominmamma), will be available in February.

Talviretki Pikku Myyn kanssa

Finnish Nature Day February 4th

Suomen Latu celebrates the Finnish Nature Day with the world’s biggest skiing school. On February 4th no less than 38 Moomin skiing schools are organized around Finland. See all the activities here.

Nature Days are part of the official celebrations for the centenary of Finland’s independence.