Lentua Nature Reserve

Location of Lentua in FinlandKainuu
Kuhmo (www.kuhmo.fi)
Area 51 km², established in 1990
The area is managed by Metsähallitus

The Lentua Nature Reserve introduces the visitor to the largest unregulated lake in Kuhmo as well as rugged, wilderness-like nature. Lentua is familiar to Finns through the Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela's illustrations based on Finland's national epic, the Kalevala, and the writings of Veikko Huovinen, a popular Finnish author.

The area is an excellent destination for water enthusiasts, since more than 70 per cent of it is made up of water.

The Lentua Nature Reserve forms a central part of the Friendship Park. Together with the Kostomuksha Nature Reserve on the Russian side, the Friendship Park form the Finnish-Russian Friendship Nature Reserve, which was established for shared research and monitoring efforts in the field of nature conservation. Nowadays also recreation and environmental education play an important role in the cooperation.

This is the webpage www.outdoors.fi/lentua

Self-guided Tour: "From Helsinki to the Taiga Forests"

Self-guided Tour: "From Helsinki to the Taiga Forests"
Pdf-file 2 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Customer Service

Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola
Tel. int. +358 206 39 6380, +358 40 825 6060

Nationwide customer service number for Metsähallitus +358 206 39 4020

See Directions: By Public Transportation to Lentua

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Excursionmap.fi: Lentua Nature Reverse