Kvarken Archipelago 

An autumn sea landscape with moraine formations.

The emblem of Kvarken Archipelago. A sea landscape is depicted nside the square symbol with the text Merenkurkku Kvarken World Heritage Site.The Kvarken Archipelago is a living world heritage site where local people live in harmony with their unique natural setting. Moraine formations from the Ice Age are still slowly emerging from the sea here, creating the unique landscapes that have earnt the archipelago its world-class status. Enjoy this uplifting scenery from the viewing tower at Svedjehamn or on an organised boat trip. The Kvarken Archipelago became Finland's first UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2006.

Suitability: Excellent for families with children. Also well suited for boaters, birdwatchers and recreational fishermen. Only partly suitable for the disabled.

The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Coastal and Metropolitan Area.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/kvarken