Being in nature enhances the pleasure of life, provides an opportunity for physical and mental relaxation. The nature of Finland helps to calm down and find peace of mind. The nature of Finland is very beautiful and soothing. Finnish nature parks look completely different at different times of the year, summer, autumn and winter. Finland has many national parks and beautiful natural places. Which national park should you visit? See recommendations for national parks and areas worth visiting in Finland.
Nuuksio National Park
Nuuksio National Park is the largest and most popular national park in Southern Finland. The national park is located very close to the Finland capital city Helsinki, in the areas of Vihti, Espoo and Kirkkonummi. It is located north of Ring Road III, between Highway 1 (Turunväylä) and Regional Road 120. The national park the information center of is located in Haukkalammi. The driving distance from Helsinki Central Station is about 35 kilometers. Nuuksio can also be reached by bus or taxi from the Helsinki metropolitan area.
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Sipoonkorvi National Park
Sipoonkorvi National Park is located close to the Helsinki metropolitan area and offers diverse nature for hiking, cycling, berry picking and mushroom picking. Sipoonkorpi forest has long been an important recreation area for Helsinki residents. There are various forests, bogs and cultural landscapes in the area of the national park. The nature trail leading to Bisajärvi in the national park starts at Kuusijärvi and is marked with signs. There are bus connections to the national park from Helsinki and Tikkurila (in Vantaa).
The driving distance from еру Helsinki Ring Road III is about 6 kilometers.
Teijo National Park
Teijo National Park is located in Southwest Finland, in the area of the city of Salo, by the sea, south of Turunväylä road (highway 1). Teijo National Park is a diverse natural destination. Teijo offers stunning seaside scenery, lake scenery, forests, rocky plateaus.
The core of the park is the Teijo hiking area and the Hamarijärvi and Punassuo protected areas. The national park offers a variety of activities, rental equipment and guided tours. It is possible to rent kayaks, SUP boards and rowing boats, as well as mountain bikes. Teijo National Park Nature Center is located on Matilda-Lake. (Teijo Nature Center and Café are open from May to October.)
The length of the drive to Teijo is: Salo - 20 km, Turku - 80 km, Helsinki - 140 km, Tampere - 200 km.
Liesjärvi National Park
Liesjärvi National Park is located mainly in Tammela, Kanta-Häme, only a couple of hours' drive from Helsinki. The park offers natural peace in the lake and forest landscape, walking on the Kyynäränharju ridge. The coastline is almost 50 kilometers long. The area of the park is almost entirely dense forest with about 30 kilometers of marked trails. Liesjärvi National Park is well suited as a day trip destination. The park has camping areas and rental houses.
Päijänne National Park
Päijänne National Park is located in the southern part of the second largest lake in Finland, Päijänne. It is a great destination for anyone who enjoys boating, lake nature. The lake has several beautiful beaches, islands and scenery. The most significant sites in the national park are the largest island Kelvenne and Pulkkilanharju ridge. Theку шы wonderful sandy beach in Lietsaari. You need a boat to get to the islands. Boat taxi services to the national park are provided by local companies. Canoes, kayaks and SUP rafts can be rented. The cruise ship M / S Jenni-Maria III operates from the port of Padasjoki and Karisalmi to Päijänne National Park in Kelvente (in summer). Guidance can be obtained from Päijännetalo, near the Vääksy canal.
We highly recommend visiting this national park in Finland. Local buses go in the direction of the Pajaane National Park from the city of Lahti. (The distance from Lahti is about 75 - 80 kilometers.)
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Punkaharju Nature Reserve
Punkaharju is one of Finland's national landscapes, known for its natural beauty. It is a great place for outdoor activities and hiking. Beautiful scenery and good opportunities for outdoor activities. There are routes of different lengths and levels of difficulty in the area. Saimaa Nature Center Riihisaari offers hiking information. (Located in the old town of Savonlinna.) Punkaharju is easily accessible by car. The Savonlinna line (Lusto station) runs through Punkaharju. The distance from Savonlinna is about 30 kilometers.
- You can get to Savonlinna from Helsinki by train or bus. It is very convenient to rent a car for your trip.
- Camping is prohibited in the Punkaharju Nature Reserve, but there is a wide range of accommodation nearby.
We highly recommend seeing this national park in Finland.
Seitseminen National Park
Seitseminen National Park is located in Ruovesi, about 80 kilometers from Tampere Railway Station. The area is suitable for tourists of all ages and ages all year round. Pets are allowed. Seven National Park is best reached by car. The nature center and café are open all year round. The driving distance from Helsinki is about 250 kilometers. You can get to Tampere from Helsinki by train or bus.
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is Finland's third largest and most visited national park in Finland. Pallastunturi is a great place to go to the fell. You can take a short walk or go on a day trip. Routes and paths sre well marked. It is also a great destination for mountain biking. Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park has three visitor centers: Yllästunturi Nature Center Kellokas, Pallastunturi Nature Center and Fell-Lapland Nature Center. Length of drive to Pallastunturi Nature Center: 70 km from Kittilä, 220 km from Rovaniemi. The nearest airport is located in Kittilä and the nearest railway station is in Kolari. Come and admire the soothing nature of Lapland.
There are numerous rental cottages, camping sites, hotels in the vicinity of the national park.
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park (UKK-Park) is located in the municipalities of Savukoski, Sodankylä and Inari. The varied terrain and different, well-marked routes are suitable for both experienced hikers and families, in summer and winter. There are plenty of places to rest. Distances: from Rovaniemi - 250 km, from Ivalo - 50 km. The nearest airport is in Ivalo, the nearest train station is in Rovaniemi. Tourist information is available in Kiehinen, at the service point of Urho Kekkonen National Park. You can get to Rovaniemi by train or bus from Helsinki.
Koli National Park
Koli National Park is one of the most famous natural sites in Eastern Finland. This is perhaps the most famous national landscape of Finland. There is plenty to see: Finland's longest cave, waterfall, ravines, landscapes, boulders and the highest danger in North Karelia. The most famous lookout point in the national park is Ukko-Koli, which offers a magnificent view to Pielinen to the east. Suitable for hikers of all ages and conditions all year round. Ukko Nature Center presents tips for hiking in Koli National Park. The length of the drive to Koli from Joensuu is about 65 km. Accommodation can be found at Break Sokos Koli Hotel in the vicinity of Koli National Park.
You need to get to the city of Joensuu from Helsinki by train or plane and then take a taxi to get to Koli national park.
Repovesi National Park
Repovesi National Park is Finland's seventh most popular national park. It is perhaps one of the finest hiking destinations in Southern Finland. Repovesi National Park is located in southeastern Finland, in the area of the city of Kouvola and the municipality of Mäntyharju, west of the Kouvola - Mikkeli road (highway 15). The national park is easily accessible both by car and public transport from the center of Kouvola (at least during the summer). The drive from Helsinki to Repovesi is about 190 kilometers. (The city of Kouvola can be reached from Helsinki by bus or train.)
During the summer, the Repotassu café will serve in the Lapinsalmi car park.
Oulanka National Park
Oulanka National Park is located in the city of Kuusamo and in the municipality of Salla. Oulanka National Park is known for the Oulanka and Kitkajoki rapids and the Karhunkierros hiking trail. Karhunkierros (Bear tour) is perhaps the most famous hiking route in Finland. Both rivers flowing through the park, Oulankajoki and Kitkajoki, are suitable for kayaking. Oulanka National Park is located 55 km north of Kuusamo. The main guide place in the park is Oulanka Nature Center, which is located near Kiutakönkä. Karhunkierros Nature Center is located in the village of Hautajärvi. The Oulanka National Park campsite is located along the Bear Tour route, close to the nature center.
Finnair flies from Helsinki to Kuusamo all year round. The flight takes approximately one hour. Look also: Helsiki airport.
Pyhä-Luosto National Park
Pyhä-Luosto National Park is located in the province of Lapland, in the municipalities of Sodankylä and Pelkosenniemi, and in the city of Kemijärvi. Finnish nature at its best! The park offers a beautiful landscape regardless of the season. Finland's southernmost large mountain area. "Head to the Holy One if you want peace and nature on your journey." The distance from Rovaniemi to Luosto is about 115 km. Naava Nature Center is located in the mountain village of Pyhä. There is a popular ski resort nearby.
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The nearest airport to the national park is in Rovaniemi. You can get to Pyhä National Park from the airport by bus or taxi.