What's Currently Happening in Linnansaari National Park
Report Seal Carcasses or seals in need of help
It is essential for the conservation of the Saimaa ringed seal that all dead seals are examined. Please, report +358 206 39 5000. More information.
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.
Badger warning in Linnansaari
(Updated 14/09/2022 and 19/09/2022)
Attention to hikers in Linnansaari and especially in Sammakkoniemi! A badger used to easy food steals food from hikers in Sammakkoniemi. Don't leave any food unattended outside or in the tent! You should lift the food for example on a tree branch or somewhere higher or put it in a waterproof bag, so that the smells do not attract unwanted visitors.
News in Linnansaari
Seal translocation within Saimaa to start in the coming summer
Visitors to national parks are happier than before – financial uncertainty is reflected in the total number of the visits
Metsähallitus is looking for 1,000 people to become members of the Wilderness and Nature Community – come and develop the services for nature lovers