Geocaching Ski cross-country on maintained trails Ski cross-country off trails  Hiking Birdwatching Sights and scenery

The peaceful Valkmusa National Park by the River Kymijoki offers a pristine mire landscape, hiking and skiing tours and a glimpse into the lives of wetland birds and marshland butterflies.

Hiking

Hike along the 2.5 km marked circular trail with duckboards across the Valkmusa mires. On the way, climb the nature tower to observe the wide-open mire landscape. The trail's starting point is at the national park parking area, 10 km north from Siltakylä in Pyhtää along road 3562.

View from Havukkavuori. Photo: Matti Pukki

Skiing

On skis, you will have access to all parts of the national park – create your own ski trails on the terrain or ski along the maintained trail, if snow conditions permit.

Valkmusa mires are great for skiing. Photo: Matti Pukki

Birdwatching

Climb into a nature tower to observe birdlife! Valkmusa is famous for the rich variety of its birdlife. Species nesting in the park include those typical of bird wetlands along the coast, such as redshank and pochard, and northern species, including whimbrel. Osprey and crane also number among the species thriving in Valkmusa. These quiet expanses of mire are favoured by cranes and geese as resting areas.

Black grouse cockfighting in Valkmusa. Photo: Matti Pukki

Other activities

  • Geocaching: Let geocaching lead you into the depths of a pristine mire landscape. Please bear in mind that when there is no snow and ice, parts of the wetlands are inaccessible and only marked trails can be used.
  • Sights and scenery: Admire the wide open mire landscape of Valkmusa from the high cliffs around the mire or from the nature tower, the Simonsaari birdwatching tower. Untouched mire nature in its natural state, with birds and butterflies, creates an unforgettable experience.

Services Offered by Partners in Valkmusa National Park