Riku Rantala

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Riku Rantala
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Riku Rantala in 2010.
Riku Rantala

(1974-07-20) 20 July 1974 (age 48)
Occupation(s)actor, producer, journalist, presenter

Riku Rantala (born 20 July 1974) is a Finnish journalist, best known from traveling series Madventures.[1] He has also co-written a book, Isänmaan asialla - matkaopas syrjäytettyjen Suomeen (Johnny Kniga, 2004), with Ari Lahdenmäki. In 2007, Rantala, Lahdenmäki and Tuomas "Tunna" Milonoff, the 2nd of Madventures' presenters, published Madventures: Kansainvälisen seikkailijan opas (Johnny Kniga, 2007). The book is a guidebook for new travelers and gives advice and insight into the world of backpacking.

Rantala has studied journalism in the University of Tampere.


In 2010, Riku Rantala was selected as the best male TV-person in the Kultainen TV (literally Golden TV) awards. In the same event, Madventures won the award for best television program.[2] Both awards were decided in a vote by television viewers.

In 2012 the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland awarded Rantala and Milonoff for advancing the geographical and global knowledge especially among the young people.


  1. ^ Bisi, Päivi (15 December 2010). "Aivot lautasella kuumottavat tai jopa päräyttävät". Kainuun Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  2. ^ Sanna Hovi (10 January 2010). "Kultaisen TV:n voittanut Riku Rantala pian leikkaukseen". Ilta-Sanomat. Retrieved 26 December 2010.

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