What's Currently Happening in Punkaharju Nature Reserve

Report Seal Carcasses or seals in need of help

It is essential for the conservation of the Saimaa ringed seal that all dead seals are examined. Please, report +358 206 39 5000. More information.

News in Punkaharju

Summer kiosks opening hours

(Updated 16.5.2023)

The summer kiosk in Punkaharju's esker ridge area is open on June 3. - 13 August 2023 every day from 11 am to 6 pm. In good weather, possibly even longer.

Kuikonniemi Dugout is Collapsed and Closed 

(Updated 15.11.2022)

Kuikonniemi dugout (as a part of Salpa trail) is collapsed and hence closed. It is not allowed to go inside and great caution should be taken when moving close to the dugout. Area is bounded by a rope fence.

Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19

Tips for Outdoors

Knife and firewood.
Outdoor Guide: Making a fire