In English

Welcome to Espoon Suunta’s website!

Espoon Suunta (EsSu) is an orienteering club from Espoo, Finland with a strong interest in advancing the elite orienteering as well as youth orienteering and adult fitness orienteering in the western Capital area.


When you send e-mail copy the address and change #-sign to @ .

Best way to get in touch with the club is to contact club director through email

toiminnanjohtaja #


Join our club

You are more than welcome to join our club and enjoy orienteering with us. Instructions to activating MyClub-membership. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

  • Free participation in events organised by Espoon Suunta (eTaitorastit, Helsinki Indoor Cup, Espoo Sprintticup)
  • Free participation to self-paced workouts (eOmatoimirastit ect.)
  • Free participation in Espoon Suunnan club championships (orienteering, cross-country ect.)
  • Free participation to club trainings
  • Kids under the age of 16 – free participation to competitions organised by Espoon Suunta
  • Free participation to other club activities
  • Possibility to rent our club house (Kylänvanhimmanpiha 7) to private use
  • Monthly membeship letter (Suuntakirje)
  • You get to be a part of Essu family and support the best nature sport in the world.

Orienteering courses in English

In Spring 2021 we introduced a new orienteering course that is taught English. This cource has continued to be part of our activities offered to international orienteering enthusiast. In this course we 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.

More info and registration 


Free Orienteering and Nature Exercise Group for 3rd-6th Graders

Thusdays 14.3.2024–13.6.2024 at 18.00–19.00

Espoon keskuspuisto,

The group meets at the edge of the parking area next to Olari school (Olarinniityntie 7, 02210 Espoo)

Come and move together with orienteering games and the nature of the central park. The group is aimed at 3rd-6th graders who have no previous orienteering experience, but who enjoy moving in nature and want to learn new skills related to orienteering and outdoor activities. Group is supported by city of Espoo and is free to participate.

Register HERE

Movement in nature
Getting to know the maps
Different types of orienteering related tasks
Yard games and more

The group does not practice independent orienteering or run traditional orienteering courses, but hustles together. The main goal is to have fun!


Events and maps

eGames is a (inter)national orienteering competition organized annually in late August in the vicinity of Espoo. There’s always a good terrain and an excellent map in eGames as well as real classic distances to run and a fast result service.

Espoon Suunta has terrain maps predominantly of the coastal area of the Helsinki region and urban area maps of Espoo.

Espoon Suunta map page


Espoon Suunta was founded in 1988, when two clubs: Espoon Rasti and Reima -34 (originally Helsinki-based Kruununhaan Reima) joined together to form a new and strong club based on the developing youth work. Reima’s youth team had won Youth Jukola Relay in 1988.

Reima was one of the clubs to take part in the first Jukola Relay in 1949. EsSu’s best placing in the relay was in 1998 as 5th. Individual achievements of EsSu members include a silver medal in World Orienteering Championships and a World Championship in Mountain Bike Orienteering.