Activities in Valkmusa National Park
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.
The peaceful Valkmusa National Park by the River Kymijoki offers a pristine mire landscape, hiking and skiing tours and a glimpse into the lives of wetland birds and marshland butterflies.
Hike along the 2.5 km marked circular trail with duckboards across the Valkmusa mires. On the way, climb the nature tower to observe the wide-open mire landscape. The trail's starting point is at the national park parking area, 10 km north from Siltakylä in Pyhtää along road 3562.
On skis, you will have access to all parts of the national park – create your own ski trails on the terrain or ski along the maintained trail, if snow conditions permit.
Climb into a nature tower to observe birdlife! Valkmusa is famous for the rich variety of its birdlife. Species nesting in the park include those typical of bird wetlands along the coast, such as redshank and pochard, and northern species, including whimbrel. Osprey and crane also number among the species thriving in Valkmusa. These quiet expanses of mire are favoured by cranes and geese as resting areas.
- Geocaching: Let geocaching lead you into the depths of a pristine mire landscape. Please bear in mind that when there is no snow and ice, parts of the wetlands are inaccessible and only marked trails can be used.
- Sights and scenery: Admire the wide open mire landscape of Valkmusa from the high cliffs around the mire or from the nature tower, the Simonsaari birdwatching tower. Untouched mire nature in its natural state, with birds and butterflies, creates an unforgettable experience.