Kvarken Archipelago Nature Reserve Trails

 

Recommended at Kvarken Archipelago

 

Bodvattnet runt. Photo: Jens HannusThe Bodvattnet runt Trail, 4-km circular trail

Hiking A demanding wheelchair route Campfire place Toilet Toilet for the disabled Nature observation tower Birdwatching Parking

Estimated time to walk is about 1,5 h in summer

Easy for beginners, families and groups. With wheelchair and baby carriages it is possible to go from Svedjehamn's parking area to the observation tower (about 800 m) and to Bodback's old harbour (about 1,3 km).

Starting point: Parking area at the Svedjehamn fishing harbour.  
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 21.5687' lon: 21° 18.0069' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 70412731 E: 3215180

Description of Bodvattnet Runt. 

 

Sommarö Nature Trail. Photo: Tuija WarénSommarö Nature Trail, circular trails 1.5 km/2.4 km and 7 km in one direction

Hiking Walk on a nature trail Campfire place Toilet Lean-to shelter Parking

Estimated time to walk is about 1-2 h in summer

Easy for beginners, families and groups.

Starting point: Parking area in the yard of the Sommarö guardhouse. 
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 09.8081' lon: 21° 18.2846' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7019468 E: 3213471

Description of Sommarö Nature Trail.

 

Öjen Nature Trail. Photo: Tuija Warén Öjen Nature trail, 4.5 km back and forth

Hiking Walk on a nature trail Campfire place  Toilet Parking

Estimated time to walk is about 2,5 h in summer

Easy for beginners, families and groups. 

Starting point: Parking area by the road running from Vaasa to Sundom. 
Coordinaates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 04.1704' lon: 21° 34.4469' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7007846  E: 3226122

Description of Öjen Nature Trail.

 

Other Trails

Risö Nature Trail. Photo:Tuija WarénRisö Nature Trail, 4.9 km

Hiking Campfire place  Toilet Nature observation tower Birdwatching Parking

Estimated time to walk is about 1-2 h in summer

Easy for beginners, families and groups. Duckboardtrail to bird watching tower.

Starting point: Parking area at the end of Ampujatie Road. 
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 03.7663' lon: 21° 41.9537'ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7003634 E: 232305

Description of Risö Nature Trail.

 

 

Kikanberget Nature Trail. Photo: Tuija WarénKikanberget Nature Trail, 0.8 km back and forth

Sights and scenery  Sights and scenery Observation tower

Estimated time to walk is about 1h in summer

Mainly easy, climb to the rock a bit more demanding. The staircase to the observation tower is steep.

Starting point: Café next to the Klobbskat harbour. 
Coordinates:Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 18.2621' lon: 21° 05.5286' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7033144 E: 204185

Description of Kikanberget Nature Trail.

 

Björkö-Panike Trail. Photo: Tuija WarenThe First Part of the Björkö-Panike Hiking Trail, 3.4 km in one direction

Hiking A demanding wheelchair route Campfire place Cooking shelter Toilet Toilet for the disabled Nature observation tower Birdwatching Parking

Estimated time to walk is about 3 h in summer

Easy route, however, one crossing of the sheepfence and somewhat rocky.
 

Starting point: Parking area in the Svedjehamn fishing harbour.
Coordinaates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 21. 5709 ' lon: 21° 18.0090' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7041276 E: 3215182

Description of Björkö-Panike Hiking Trail.

 

Västerö Nature Trail. Photo: Tuija WarénVästerö Hiking Trail, 4.6 km/6 km/14 km

Hikikng  Campfire place Toilet  Parking

Estimated time to walk is about 3 -5 h in summer

Rather demanding route.

Starting points: Parking areas by Söderskatavägen and Equityvägen at Västerö. 

Parking area by Söderskatavägen  Coordinaates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 20. 2521 ' lon: 21° 57.6175' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7036063 E: 3247942  

Parking area by Equityvägen:Coordinaates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 21. 3112' lon: 21° 58.3042' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7037981 E: 3248668

Description of Västerö Hiking Trail.

 

Mickelsörarna Nature Trail. Photo: Tuija WarénMickelsörarna Nature Trail,  1km/1.5 km circular

Hiking Walk on a nature trail Campfire place Toilet Lean-to shelter

Estimated time to walk is about 1,5 h in summer

Rather demanding route.

Starting point: Yard of the Mickelsörarna Nature Station. 

Coordinaates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 27. 6243 ' lon: 21° 46.3972' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7047522 E: 239649

Description of Mickelsörarna Nature Trail.

 

 

Molpehällorna Nature Trail. Photo: Tuija WarénMolpehällorna Nature Trail, 1 km/2 km/3 km circular trail 

Hiking Walk on a nature trail Campfire place  Toilet

Estimated time to walk is about 1,5 h in summer.

Rather demanding route.

Starting point: Yard of the Molpe Nature Station.

Coordinaates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 53. 5349 ' lon: 21° 05.4567' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6990306 E: 3199951

Description of Molpehällorna Nature Trail.

Valsörarna Nature Trail. Photo: Tuija WarénValsörarna Nature Trail, 3 km in one direction

Hiking Walk on a nature trail Campfire place Toilet 

Estimated time to walk is about 3 h in summer

Rather demanding route.

Starting points: Piers in the nothern side or southern sid of the island. 

A pier in the nothern side of the island: Coordinaates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 27. 6243 ' lon: 21° 46.3972' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7047522 E: 239649 

A pier in the southern side of the island: 
Coordinaates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 27. 6243 ' lon: 21° 46.3972' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7047522 E: 239649 

Description of Valsörarna Nature Trail.

Björkö-Panike Hiking Trail. Photo: Tuija WarénThe Archipelago Part oc the Björkö-Panike Hiking Trail, 8.6 km in one direction

Hiking Campfire place Toilet Lean-to shelter  

Estimated time to walk is about 3-4 h in summer.

Rather demanding route.

Starting points: Parking area in the Panike small boat harbour or the parking area in the Svedjehamn fishing harbour. From there, continue by boat to the hiking trail's archipelago part. 

Stora Segelsören
Coordinaates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 21. 5405 ' lon: 21° 14.1221' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7038560 E: 211890

Rotörskatan
Coordinaates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 19. 5630 ' lon: 21° 09.4536' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7035252 E: 207674 

Description of Björkö- Panike Hiking Trail.

 

 

 

Services Offered by Partners in Kvarken Archipelago Nature Reserve

ilmatieteenlaitos.fiCheck for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings 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. 

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Dogs must be kept on a leash! Photo: Seppo Leinonen.

Dogs must be kept on a leash!

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