Petkeljärvi National Park

A hiker in a yellow jacket is walking along the path towards the camera, shading her eyes with a hand. The sun is shining through pine trunks, and the blue waters of a lake can be glimpsed in the background.

The drawn emblem of Petkeljärvi national park. A loon is depicted inside the oval symbol. The text Petkeljärvi - national park in Swedish and Finnish wraps around the outer edge of the emblem.
Pine-clad esker ridges formed during the Ice Age rise over pristine blue lakes in this beautiful part of Finland's eastern borderlands, well worth a day trip or a longer stay. Don't miss the lively and picturesque old Karelian village of Möhkö near the park. The colourful history of the area during World War Two is also of interest.

Suitability: Suitable for visitors of all ages all year. The Petkeljärvi Outdoor Centre and its immediate surroundings are accessible.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Man and the Biosphere Programme, Pohjois-Karjalan biosfäärialue / North Karelia Biosphere Reserve.

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

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/petkeljarvi