Rahja Archipelago

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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.–20.2.2022. 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.
Two mountain bikers ride in a snowy landscape. Cyclists have colorful clothes. There is common reed vegetation in the background.

Rahja Archipelago situation in Finland.North Ostrobothnia
Area 84 km²
Natura 2000 site 1998, the national shore conservation programme 1990.

Due to land uplift, the Rahja archipelago in the mid-part of the Bothnian Bay is slowly emerging from the sea. The land uplift makes the Rahja archipelago unique in Europe. In the Rahja area, you can explore archipelago habitats, ranging from sheltered forests of the inner archipelago to islets in the open sea.

The Rahja archipelago is a pleasant, sheltered destination for a one- or two-day canoe trip. It has beaching and campfire sites. The traditional archipelago culture is manifested in the fishing villages, in the blossoming meadows and in the wooded pastures. 

The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Ostrobothnia–Kainuu.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/rahja