Kolovesi National Park

The Finnish Lakeland

Northeast of Linnansaari National Park, Kolovesi is less-trafficked in summer. Park information is available at the nature information hut in Enonkoski.

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1. Linnansaari National Park

14.47 MILES

This scenic national park consists of Haukivesi Lake and hundreds of uninhabited islands; the most activity takes place on the largest island, Linnansaari…

2. Kerimäen Iso Kirkko

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Kerimäki may be small (pop 5000), but its Lutheran church certainly isn't. Built in 1847, the building was designed to accommodate 5000 and is commonly…

3. Olavinlinna

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Built directly on rock in the middle of the lake (now accessed via bridges), this heavily restored 15th-century fortification was constructed as a…

4. Riihisaari

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On an island that was once a naval port, this museum housed in a handsome 16th-century granary recounts local history and the importance of water…

5. Valamon Luostari

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6. Lintulan Luostari

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7. Lusto Suomen Metsämuseo

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'Lusto' is the Finnish word for a tree’s annual growth ring, and this well-curated and cleverly presented museum is all about forests and the growth of…