Terrain overview and locations
A map overview and the detailed maps of the areas and embargoed areas
can be found on our JWOC Website: http://www.jwoc2017.fi/embargoed-areas
Characteristic for this terrain is the location near the narrow bay of Näsijärvi called Paarlahti and its fjord-
like shape. Some parts of the terrain have a big height difference. The terrain ranges from highly detailed
areas to coniferous forests and partially detailed slope areas. Runnability ranges from very good to good,
depending on th
e type of the terrain. In dense green areas, runnability is lowered. Some forests with lowered
runnability also exist, mainly in Middle Qualification.
There are some dirt roads and quite a small number of paths in this terrain. The maximum height difference is about 70 meters
Viitapohja is JWOC Embargoed area: Competitors, team officials, and other persons, who, through knowledge of the terrain, may influence the results of the competitions, are not allowed to enter the embargoed area.
The competition area is varied from a housing area with small and larger houses, an old industrial area, forest parts and open fields. The height difference is bigger than in a normal sprint terrain in Finland. The courses are planned so that it is possible to run fast throughout the course. The terrain makes it possible to create different types of orienteering tasks for competitors. In addition, the height difference will create its own challenge for finding the fastest route possible.
Pispala is JWOC Embargoed area:
The area is located next to the terrain of Jukola 2008, to the south. The terrain varies from scarcely detailed
coniferous forests to more detailed bare rock areas and very detailed slope areas. Runnability is mainly
good and very good in some places. There are some dirt roads, and a small number of paths. The maximum
height difference is about 60 meters.
Moments from 2016 competitions: