Espoo International orienteering school – BEGINNERS COURSE (Spring 2023)

Orienteering course that is taught English. In this course we will teach basic orienteering skills needed to start your individual orienteering training. After this course you have skills needed to participate weekly motion orienteering or simply go into woods doing orienteering for yourself.

This course is opportunity to get your very first start on orienteering or freshen up your old skills. Besides learning basic orienteering skills you get opportunity to ask and hear about possibilities to practice sport further


The beginners course consist of one theory lecture and four different quided orienteering trainings as follows:

TUESDAY 9.4.2024 (Remotely) 20.00-21.00

Learning theory in remote lecture (1h):

  • Basic theory of orienteering. Learning more about map, its colors and different features.

TUESDAY 16.4.2024 Espoon Keskuspuisto, Puolarmaari

Fist orinteering – Theory into action in small group

  • Map walk: We will learn more about how to read map and how different objects are depicted on a map.

TUESDAY 23.4.2024 Oittaa

Orienteering in a small group

  • How to use compass? How to line your map according the compass?

TUESDAY 30.4.2024 Espoon Keskuspuisto, Puolarmaari

Orienteering by self or wih a pair

  • Theme: Route choices and orienteering thinking (plan & action).

TUESDAY 7.5.2024 Karhusuo

Orienteering in small group

  •  Theme: Terrain, observing the contours and the use of terrains conformations in orienteering.


After orienteering practices we will give you further instructions how you can continue the hobby on your own.

The price for course is 100 €. You can buy course also with only theory lecture and then its 20€. Registration is possible to be paid with exercise benefits. We reserve the right to cancel the course if there is no more than 5 participants.


Trainings: on Tuesdays 9.4 (+ theory lecture), 16.4, 23.4, 30.4, 7.5. at 18.00-19.30 o’clock

Price of the course 100 EUR. It is also possible to pay with exercise benefits. We will send you the payment information when we know the course has enough participants. For Espoon Suunta members the course is offered at discounted price 70 EUR. The yearly membership fee is 70 euros and with that you also get all the other bennefits.

Registration: HERE Registration will close on the 8th of April.

Cancellation terms: If, due to illness or injury, you are unable to attend any event, we will refund the participation fee. Otherwise, the participation fee will not be refunded.

Contact person: Anu Saarinen (

Organizer: Espoon Suunta