Ekenäs Archipelago National Park Trails

17.1.2022
Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–26.1.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.

Hiking Trails

Starting Points for Trails

There are marked trails on the islands of Älgö, Modermagan and Jussarö.

Nature Trails

  • Älgö Nature Trail, 2 km, starts at Rödjan Nature Information Hut. There is a box at the beginning of the trail, where hikers can borrow a booklet about the Nature Trail. The trail is quite steep in the beginning, and it has no accessible services. Along the trail, there are a lookout tower, remains of a shelter from the last war ("Continuation War" 1941-1944) and Lake Storträsket. Brochure of the nature trail (julkaisut.metsa.fi)
  • Modermagan Nature Trail, 1,5 km, does not have a particular starting point, but you can start hiking at whichever point. Along the trail, there are boards with information about the outer archipelago zone. The terrain is quite uneven, and the rocks are slippery after rain. There are a restored dugout shelter and splinterproof shelter by the side of the trail.
  • Jussarö Trail is about 4,7 km long. You can choose to walk it also in shorter sections (3,3 km or 2,1 km). It goes past mine shafts from the mid 1800s, and after that continues to old-growth forest, which with its handsome pines and spruces is very rare growing on a sea zone island.