Instructions on Exploring Laajalahti Nature Reserve

In the Nature Reserve, the following are


  • To protect the area's birds visitors must stay on marked trails and within the area marked on maps arounds Nature House Villa Elfvik (map). Please do not disturb nesting birds by getting too close to their nests.
  • When Laajalahti Bay is frozen over visitors are allowed to move around anywhere in the nature reserve.


  • Picking berries and mushrooms is forbidden in the nature reserve.
  • Camping and lighting campfires are also forbidden.
  • Disturbing grazing animals is forbidden.

Photo: Meri Marttinen



Peak Seasons

  • The peak seasons at Laajalahti tend to be during bird migration times in spring and autumn.

Emergency number 112

In case of an emergency along the way, for example if you get lost or injured or see a forest fire, dial 112. Detailed instructions.

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

Dogs must be kept on a leash!