Pyhä-Häkki National Park

A beautiful snow-covered pine tree photographed from below against a blue sky. The flash lights up the top of the pine and snowflakes glisten in the bright light. The treetop is framed in by other pines.

The drawn emblem of Pyhä-Häkki national park. A black woodpecker and dead standing trees are depicted inside the oval symbol. The text Pyhä-Häkki - national park in Swedish and Finnish wraps around the outer edge of the emblem.Take a stroll into the best preserved old-growth forests in Southern Finland. See 400-year-old pine trees that bear scars of ancient forest fires. Such forests give you a sense of timelessness, encouraging you to slow down and savour the natural scene. The residents of the old croft at Poika-aho surely told their children tales of the trolls and elves who lived out in the wild woods.

Suitability: Suitable for visitors of all ages. Easy access. No services for visitors with mobility difficulties.

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

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/pyha-hakki