A Prehistoric Dwelling Site on a Bank of Fine Sand
Location: Oulu region and Kainuu, Suomussalmi (www.suomussalmi.fi)
Visit: Entrance is free. There is no winter maintenance in the area. The path to Kalmosärkkä runs across the beautiful Kokkosuo mire in Juntusranta. Directions to the Kalmosärkkä sandbank and instructions for visitors.
Instructions and rules: The Kalmosärkkä Sandbank is a fixed relic site, which may not be excavated, covered or damage in any way under the Antiquities Act (www.nba.fi). Campfires are also prohibited.
Sights and Activities: A fascinating prehistoric dwelling site, where thousands of antiquities have been found. Beautiful scenery and fine sand dunes. Find out more about the history of Kalmosärkkä
Services: Trail (1.3 km) signposted from the parking area. Two campfire sites with firewood, dry toilets and signs.
Suitability: An ideal day trip destination for the entire family. Not suitable for the disabled.
The address of this page: www.nationalparks.fi/kalmosarkka
The site is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Ostrobothnia.