Päijänne National Park
The pristine waters of Lake Päijänne wash the sandy shores of a chain of islands formed by an esker ridge that dates back to the Ice Age. Take a boat trip or rent a kayak and explore the park's many islands and their sandy coves and rocky shores. The nature trail at Pulkkilanharju ridge, accessible by road, also offers fine lakekand views. Look out for ospreys soaring over the lake.
Suitability: In summer, suitable particularly for visitors by water. No accessible services.
Päijänne National Park is part of the Salpausselkä Geopark, which was granted UNESCO Global Geopark status in 2022 for its unique geological sites.
This is the web page nationalparks.fi/paijanne
The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Lakeland.