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Linnansaari National Park 

Photo: Timo Kilpeläinen
Location of Linnansaari National Park in Finland
Eastern Finland, South Savo Region
Municipality of Rantasalmi (www.rantasalmi.fi, in Finnish) and the towns of Savonlinna (www.savonlinna.travel) and Varkaus (www.varkaus.fi)
Area: 96 sq.km. Established in 1956.
The area is managed by Metsähallitus.
The Emblem of Linnansaari National Park - Osprey

Linnansaari National Park in the middle of Lake Haukivesi, a part of greater Saimaa lake complex, represents Finnish lakeland at its best. With its hundreds of islands and broad open waters it is a paradise for boaters. The National Park offers possibilities for day trips, as well as for several days camping and boating holidays.

The National Park was established to conserve the valuable natural features of the Finnish lakeland, and the beautiful landscape. Sheltered by the islands lives the most famous inhabitant of Linnansaari - the Saimaa Ringed Seal (Phoca hispida saimensis). Also one of the densest populations of the Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) lives in the area. In restored Linnansaari Croft you can find out about the life in the old times and the slash-and-burn agriculture. The surroundings of the croft are managed in the traditional ways.

This is the web page www.outdoors.fi/linnansaari

 

Last updated 12/5/2013

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Metsähallitus, P.O. Box 94 (Vernissakatu 4), FI-01301 Vantaa, Tel. +358 205 64 100