Kvarken Archipelago 

The sea has not yet begun to freeze, but snow and ice have accumulated on the rocks and form a field with white balls against the dark water.

The emblem of Kvarken Archipelago. A sea landscape is depicted nside the square symbol with the text Merenkurkku Kvarken World Heritage Site.The Kvarken Archipelago is a living world heritage site where local people live in harmony with their unique natural setting. Moraine formations from the Ice Age are still emerging from the sea here, creating the unique landscapes that have earnt the archipelago its World Heritage status. 
Enjoy this uplifting scenery from the viewing tower at Svedjehamn or on an organised boat trip. The Kvarken Archipelago became Finland's first UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2006.

Suitability: Excellent for families with children. Also well suited for boaters, birdwatchers and recreational fishermen. Only partly accessible.

The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Coastal and Metropolitan Area.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/kvarken