What can one do in Laajalahti Nature Reserve?

Walk on Marked Trail

There are about 4 km of marked trails in Laajalahti nature reserve.

Duckboards run along the edge of the meadow next to the wooden signposts.



Go Bird Watching

There are two bird watching towers in the nature reserve. One of the towers is on the nature trail near Villa Elfvik and the other at Otaniemi on the trail which begins at Konemiehentie road. A trail leading through reed beds is also a good place to observe birds. The reserve is a very popular spot to go bird watching, especially during migration in spring and autumn. For more information contact Villa Elfvik (visitespoo.fi) or see the Birdlife Finland website (birdlife.fi).


See the Sights

Villa Elfvik (visitespoo.fi) an Art Nouveau - style building at the north end of Laajalahti Nature Reserve was built at the beginning of the 20th Century. Today it serves as a nature centre run by the town of Espoo.

Walk on Nature Trail

There is a 700-m-long nature trail in Laajalahti Nature Reserve with information on the reserve. The trail starts and ends at Villa Elfvik.