Eränkävijät (Love of the Wild, original Finnish series) was awarded its third Golden Venla at the Finnish Television Academy’s annual Venla Gala on January 17th, 2020. This time, the series was chosen as the Best Lifestyle Program of 2019. Earlier, Eränkävijät has won the Best TV Program 2017 and Best Performer 2018 awards, by popular vote. The Best Lifestyle Program is chosen by the Television Academy’s professional jury.
Eränkävijät premiered on YLE TV1 in 2016. The fourth season aired in the autumn of 2019, followed by Love of the Wild – From the Alps to the Arctic, an international version of the series that follows nature lifestyle in five European countries. The fifth season of the Finnish original series premieres in the autumn of 2020, and a second season of the international series is in production.