Seitseminen Nature Centre

A child with a stuffed lynx.

Welcome to Seitseminen Nature Centre

The Seitseminen Nature Centre is a treasure trove of nature information and a year-round base for hikers. Its exhibitions take you on a hike through the deep forest. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee. The Nature Centre provides restaurant services, guidance and topical hiking tips for you and your group.

Suitability: Suitable for the whole family, hikers, student groups of all ages, and other groups. The main exhibition, auditorium and café are accessible for wheelchairs. Also pets are welcome.

Opening Hours in 2021

We serve by phone, e-mail and facebook Mon-Fri 9 am -3 pm.
Telephone: + 358 206 39 5270
E-mail: sisasuomi(at)

The cafe-restaurant is open and serves take away food.

9.3. - 7.5. Wed - Sun 10 am to 4 pm

8.5. - 31.5. Wed - Sun 10 am - 6 pm

Lunch 11 am- 3 pm 


Other opening hours see Catering Sami Jokinen (, in Finnish).

Catering Sami Jokinen reserve the rights to changes.

Free entry.

Contact Information

Seitseminen Nature Centre is operated by a privat entrepreneur.
Address: Seitsemisentie 110, 34530 Länsi-Aure (Ylöjärvi), Finland
Telephone (Restaurant and Accommodation): Pitopalvelu Sami Jokinen, +358 (0)50 562 5500 
E-mail: sami(at) 

Metsähalitus / Customer Service
Telefone: 0206 39 5270 ( Mon to Fri 9 am to 3 pm)
Email: sisasuomi(at)

Things to Do and See

Permanent exhibition, Näädänpiha playground, Runokangas nature trail.


Exhibition, cafe, restaurant, accommodation, accessible toilet at the Nature Centre. Services provided by partners are available. 

Directions and Maps

By Car

When arriving from the north, when you reach the Länsi-Aure village turn onto the Seitsemisentie road from the Kuru – Parkano road no. 332. When arriving from the south, turn onto road 2764 when you reach the Poikelus village, and then from the Ylöjärvi – Kuru road no. 65 onto the Seitsemisentie road. Signposts direct motorists to the Seitseminen National Park (Seitsemisen kansallispuisto) from the directions of Ylöjärvi (, in Finnish), Parkano (, in Finnish) and Luhalahti (, in Finnish). The Nature Centre has a parking area.
Map of the Surroundings of Seitseminen Nature Centre

By Public Transportation

There is a daily bus service from Tampere to Kuru (26 km from the Nature Centre). There is a bus service ( and train service ( to Parkano (20 km from the Nature Centre). Note! The railway station is located approximately 6 km from central Parkano. From Kuru and Parkano, you can take a taxi.

This is the web page


The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe awards the European Diploma for Protected Areas ( to particularly valuable and well-maintained nature reserves in Europe.

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Open the map of Seitseminen Nature Centre in

Outdoor Etiquette

A cartoon picture of a family walking on a summer path.

1. Respect nature.

2. Mainly use marked trails.

3. Camp only where it is allowed.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.

5. Do not litter.

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