Linnansaari National Park

The Finnish Lakeland

This scenic national park consists of Haukivesi Lake and hundreds of uninhabited islands; the most activity takes place on the largest island, Linnansaari, which has marked hiking (5km to 7km) and nature trails (2km). As well as the seal population, rare birds, including ospreys, can be seen.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby The Finnish Lakeland attractions

1. Kolovesi National Park

14.47 MILES

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

2. Riihisaari

21.21 MILES

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…

3. Olavinlinna

21.3 MILES

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. Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo

24.87 MILES

This extraordinary collection of mechanical musical instruments ranges from a ghostly keyboard-tinkling Steinway to a robotic violinist to a full-scale…

5. Kerimäen Iso Kirkko

28.68 MILES

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…