What is Modern Nordic Walking? See the new, lively presentation video:


Video: "Greetings to the community of Modern Nordic Walking!"


An important Statement published by ICNW: Pole walking - Nordic Walking - Modern Nordic Walking: Definitions, a brief history, and the development of the discipline.



The 20th Anniversary Celebrations of Nordic Walking in Finland, August 4-6, 2017. The summary of the historical International Nordic Walking Congress and the official video of the whole event:

see them here.


Respecting the past, working for the future!

International Council of

Nordic Walking

A scientific organization to boost Nordic Walking

research, education and overall development worldwide


The first pioneers of Nordic Walking

Interview with Leena Jääskeläinen

Leena Jääskeläinen has promoted "sauvakävely" (Finnish pole walking) since the 1960s, especially in the schools. She is also responsible for the first public appearance of Nordic Walking when she walked with ski poles during the Finlandia Walk in 1987.

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Interview with Tuomo Jantunen

Tuomo Jantunen is indisputably the key figure of the launch and development of Nordic Walking. He was the executive director of Suomen Latu association for 30 years and together they have received many national awards and medals of honour acknowledging their successful work on Nordic Walking.

Read the interview.