Archipelago National Park

Sailing Canoeing Boating Walk on a nature trail Sights and scenery  Visit a Nature Information Hut Guided group tours Learn in nature Fishing  Ski cross-country off trails  Tour skating Geocaching  Scuba diving        

The Emblem of Archipelago National Park - White-tailed Eagle The labyrinthine Archipelago Sea, off Southwestern Finland, has more islands than any other archipelago in the world. It has also been described as the world's most beautiful archipelago. The archipelago scene varies from larger islands dotted with rustic pastures and vibrant villages, to wild and windswept rocky islets. Scheduled ferry services take locals and trippers to the main islands all year round. 

The World's Most Magnificent Archipelago

Location of Archipelago National Park in FinlandLocation: In Southwest Finland Region in the areas of Kimitoön (VisitKimitoon.fi) and Pargas/Parainen (www.parainen.fi).

Arrival: By car, boat and public transportation. Read more

Activities: Sailing, canoeing, voluntary activities. Read more

Sights: Örö Fortress Island and varying nature with rugged rocky islets, forested islands and wide stretches of open sea, the glory of flowers in traditional agricultural landscapes, autumn storms, the silence of nature in winter. Read more

Suitability: Since the national park is only accessible by sea, a visit requires thorough planning. No services for visitors with mobility difficulties.

Trails: Ten nature trails on land (0.3–3km) introduce visitors to archipelago culture and nature and two underwater nature trails. Read more
 

This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/archipelago

Part of the Archipelago Sea and Archipelago Biosphere Reserve

The Southwestern Archipelago National Park is part of the Archipelago Sea and Archipelago Biosphere Reserve (www.skargardshavetsbiosfaromrade. fi). The goal of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme is to develop the living conditions of the area's inhabitants while maintaining the protection of nature and the environment.

Come to Örö!

The fortress island of Örö has been closed for 100 years, but has now opened to the public. Photo: Tapani Tuovinen

Explore the fortress island of Örö in the Archipelago National Park.