Patvinsuo National Park

Patvinsuo National Park is a peaceful hiking destination with wilderness-like nature. The National Park is an internationally important as a mire conservation and research area, with old-growth forests and waterways with sandy shores. The area is best suited for one to two day hikes. Hikers can broaden their route by continuing onto the Karelian Circuit Hiking Trail.

The area is ideal for observing wilderness-like landscape. The emblem animal of Patvinsuo National Park, the bear, tends to avoid people and it is rarely seen, where as beavers and their dams can be seen along almost all the park’s streams. Swans, cranes, geese and many waterfowl, tetraonids and birds of prey inhabit the park. Birds can be observed from the bird-watching tower at Teretinniemi and bird watching platforms at Lahnasuo and Surkansuo.

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