The magnificent Hytermä islands to the east of the Kerimäki village centre are a nature reserve. The jewel in the crown of the beautiful esker landscape and fine lake views is the outdoor museum, complete with old buildings, based on the collections of Heikki Häyrynen, rural police chief, chief accountant of the military, also known as Romu-Heikki for his tendency to collect items considered by others as scrap. The most eccentric sight on Hytermä is the memorial built of rocks and millstones, completed in 1937. It is more than seven metres tall, and called "Labour Memorial – to commemorate the labour of past and future generations."

Location fi Hytermä in FinlandDirections: Hytermä is located in the city of Savonlinna at Kerimäki, on an island in Lake Puruvesi. It is only accessible by boat.

Visit: The area is accessible all year round independently for visitors, but the buildings are locked.

Sights and activities: The farmyard of Romu-Heikki's domain, with the "Labour Memorial". Marked "Romu-Heikki`s trail with information board leads to the graveyard and to magnificent esker forest and lake landscapes. There are also some unmarked trails in Hytermä. Read more of the sights of Hytermä.

Services: There is an information board, a dry toilet and a marked trail in the area. The nearest other services are located in the village of Kerimäki.

Suitability: A day-trip destination suitable for the whole family. Ideal for those interested in folklore. Unsuitable for disabled visitors.


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