Päijänne National Park

17.1.2022
Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–26.1.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.
Campfire by the lake. Behind the campfire are benches and a snow-covered lake. There is snow on the ground.

The drawn emblem of Päijänne national park. Depicted on the oval standard is a lesser black-backed gull. Circling the outer rim of the emblem are the words Päijänne kansallispuisto nationalpark.
The pristine waters of Lake Päijänne wash the sandy shores of a chain of islands formed by an esker ridge that dates back to the Ice Age. Take a boat trip or rent a kayak and explore the park's many islands and their sandy coves and rocky shores. The nature trail at Pulkkilanharju ridge, accessible by road, also offers fine lakekand views. Look out for ospreys soaring over the lake. 

Suitability: In summer, suitable particularly for visitors by water. No accessible services.

The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Lakeland.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/paijanne