Punkaharju region

Punkaharju ridge © Matti Keltanen

Stunning Punkaharju ridge

The Punkaharju region is home to a variety of plants and animals, including rare and endangered species. Our eco-tours focus on responsible and sustainable travel, making sure we don’t harm the natural balance of the environment.

As you explore the area, you’ll be surrounded by a stunning natural landscape. There are large forests, clear lake(s), and plenty to see for everyone. You might even get a glimpse of the region’s famous wildlife, for example, the Saimaa ringed seal.

At the center of the region is the well-known Punkaharju Ridge, a natural stunner that attracts visitors from many corners of the world. This incredible formation stretches over seven kilometers, providing an amazing backdrop for your eco-tour. The picture above is a drone shot from part of the Ridge.

Aside from its beauty, the Punkaharju region is rich in history and culture. People have lived here for a long time, and you can still see evidence of their heritage in the local buildings and food.

More information about the region here
Metsähallitus page about the Punkaharju nature reserve
Very interesting insight into the history of the region here.
Punkaharju cycling route info here.

Polaris 1 at Saimaa drone shot © Matti Keltanen

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