Kvarken Archipelago Nature Reserve Trails

14.7.2021
During a forest fire warning (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi), fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue or in fireplaces at huts, but only with extreme caution. The one who lights the fire is always responsible for its safety. Making a fire at campfire sites can be banned locally.

Recommended at Kvarken Archipelago

The Bodvattnet runt Trail, 4-km circular trail

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

An archipelago landscape photographed from the sea, there are four wooden buildings on the shore and a forest in the background.

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, circular trails 1.5 km/2.4 km and 7 km in one direction

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

Three hikers on a summer shore.

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, 4.5 km back and forth

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A coniferous forest with a fallen tree in the foreground.

 

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.
Coordinates: 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, 4.9 km

Hiking symbol. Campfire place symbol.  Toilet symbol. Nature observation tower symbol. Birdwatching symbol. Parking symbol.

Merimaisema. Taivaalla lentää linnut.

 

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, 0.8 km back and forth

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A sea landscape opens up behind the treetops seen from a tall rock.

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.
 

The First Part of the Björkö-Panike Hiking Trail, 3.4 km in one direction

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

A lush deciduous forest with hikers.

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.
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 21. 5709 ' lon: 21° 18.0090' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7041276 E: 3215182

Description of Björkö-Panike Hiking Trail.

 

Västerö Hiking Trail, 4.6 km/6 km/14 km

Hikikng symbol.  Campfire place symbol. Toilet symbol.  Parking symbol.

A grass-covered shore with large boulders.

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 Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 20. 2521 ' lon: 21° 57.6175' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7036063 E: 3247942.
Parking area by Equityvägen: Coordinates: 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, 1km/1.5 km circular
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A stony area in the foreground and a deciduous forest in the background.

Estimated time to walk is about 1,5 h in summer. Rather demanding route. Starting point: Yard of the Mickelsörarna Nature Station.
Coordinates: 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, 1 km/2 km/3 km circular trail

Hiking symbol. Walk on a nature trail symbol. Campfire place symbol. Toilet symbol.

A flad near the nature trail.

Estimated time to walk is about 1,5 h in summer. Rather demanding route. Starting point: Yard of the Molpe Nature Station.
Coordinates: 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, 3 km in one direction

Hiking symbol. Walk on a nature trail symbol. Campfire place symbol. Toilet symbol.

A wooden building and a yard in a summery landscape.

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

Description of Valsörarna Nature Trail.
 

The Archipelago Part oc the Björkö-Panike Hiking Trail, 8.6 km in one direction

Hiking symbol. Campfire place symbol. Toilet symbol. Lean-to shelter symbol.  

Deciduous forest in the summertime.

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
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 21. 5405 ' lon: 21° 14.1221' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7038560 E: 211890
Rotörskatan
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 19. 5630 ' lon: 21° 09.4536'ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7035252 E: 207674

Description of Björkö - Panike Hiking Trail.

Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) 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. 

Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19

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