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Punkaharju Nature Reserve

Author: Metsähallitus

Publisher: Metsähallitus , Vantaa , 2022

Layout: 2 pp.

Language: english

Other languages: русский, suomi, deutsch


The winding road on the esker is lined by a sparse rank of Scots pine trees. The blue waters of Lake Saimaa peek through between their trunks. Punkaharju’s beautiful landscape was already a popular destination in the early 1800s. A nature reserve was later established to nurture the cultural landscape of Punkaharju. In addition to maintained sections of the esker, some areas have been left in their natural state.

Read more:

Punkaharju Nature Reserve (nationalparks.fi)

Updated 20.7.2022

Digital publication:

Punkaharju brochure (1.8 MB, pdf)