Teijo's attractions include peaceful lakes and forests, as well as historic ironworks villages where traditional crafts still thrive. From these picturesque settlements you can head straight out to explore the lakes, seashores, marshes and forests of the national park - and go hiking, canoeing or fishing. You can get a good taste of Teijo on a day trip, but it's also well worth staying over - out in the wilds under a starry sky, or in cosy lodgnings in a charming village.
After the Ice Age, the Baltic Sea washed the rocks of Teijo. These bare hills add diversity to the landscape and the natural features of the National Park. On the rocks of Nenustannokka, Inskeri and Lake Matildanjärvi, you find a great scenery. In Teijo you can also learn about the ancient phases of the Baltic Sea, as the ancient seashore can be still seen in Jeturkasti and Miilunummi.
On the shore of Halikonlahti Bay, just a few kilometres away from each other, are located three old iron foundries: Kirjakkala, Teijo and Mathildedal. They form a coherent cultural-historical site where the different periods of iron production in Finland can be seen. The foundry of Teijo is one of the very few foundries which still carries on metal industry. In addition to a dockyard and a machine shop, there are several small enterprises in the old factory buildings of Teijo.
Enjoy the Teijo landscape on your own or take a guided tour. There are about 50 km of marked trails in Teijo. Matildanjärvi Lake is one of Metsähallitus' special fishing destinations, and it is stocked regularly with rainbow trout large enough to keep. You can rent a boat or canoe for fishing trips at the Nature Centre.