Things to Do and See in Seitseminen Nature Centre

Permanent Exhibitions

  • The Metsän siimes -the Shelter of the Forest exhibition takes you deep into old-growth forest, introducing its species and the reasons why they thrive. Suitable for visitors of all ages, this exhibition stimulates all five senses. As well as being an excellent guidebook to the exhibition itself, the exhibition brochure provides good reading for anyone interested in life in an old-growth forest.
  • Metsäretki - a trip into the forest is a game in which you can test your hiking skills and knowledge. You can play this game on your own, with a partner or a team. Suitable for visitors of all ages.
  • The Luppo - Take a Break exhibition explores the forest-themed past of the Seitseminen region in pictures and stories. "Luppo" is the old Finnish word for taking a break during forest work. Now you can take a break here, before or after a trip to the forest.

Photo: Erkki Piilola
Guided Tours for Groups

  • Welcome to Seitseminen! (Seitseminen Nature Centre)
    • A short presentation, free of charge, in the auditorium on the natural landscape or history of the national park.  An optional audiovisual presentation.
    • Duration: 19 min + the audiovisual presentation, maximum group size: 55 people. Guided tours of the Nature Centre are by advance booking only.
    • Guided tours are available daily during the Nature Centre's opening hours.


Films at the Auditorium

  • You can watch nature films at the Seitseminen Nature Centre auditorium on your own, or in a group. The requested presentation can form part of guided tours for groups. All presentations are free of charge and can be held upon request during the Nature Centre's opening hours.


Nature Centre grounds

  • The Näädänpiha Playground in the back yard of the Nature Centre offers fun for the youngest family members.
  • Enjoy nature, poetry as well as exercises designed to enhance your well-being, on the Runokangas trail that begins in the grounds of the Nature Centre.
  • The fireplace shelter in the Nature Centre grounds is an ideal place to enjoy a snack, or for group meal breaks. Firewood is provided. The Metsäkatsomo campfire site is located around 50 metres from the Nature Centre grounds. Firewood is available by the fireplace shelter.