Seen from Högberget
Sipoonkorpi National Park
Year of establishment: 2011
Area: 19.64 km²
Keeping track on nature trails
Two nature trails lead through the untouched natural landscape of the Sipoonkorpi National Park.
The Ponun Perinnepostia Nature Trail leads almost one and a half kilometers through lush forests and the varied landscape of the Byabäckertal Valley. In summer the horses and cows graze on the meadows and thus contribute to the preservation of the nature park.
The Kalkinpolttaja Trail is slightly longer. Along five kilometres the track offers a challenging hiking experience. The trail leads through dense woodland and along rocky terrain to the limestone excavation site at Sotunki in Vantaa. The village invites you to take a break at the campfire and spend the night in one of the accommodations.
The last wilderness in the capital region
The Sipoonkorpi Nature Park is one of the most important forest areas in Finland. Situated close to the capital city Helsinki, the region plays an important role in the conservation of biodiversity. The landscape is characterised by steep cliffs and small moors.
The forests in the nature park are crossed by mighty rocks and mainly covered with spruce. Due to their natural state, the centuries-old tree formations are home to many different creatures.
Thus Sipoonkorpi is one of the last regions of the Helsinki metropolitan area, in which almost every forest and bird species of southern Finland is native. Another rare resident at the national park is the western capercaillie, which is dependent on large wild forest areas.
The flora and fauna is varied and includes rare plant and fungal species such as Dog's Mercury, Anemone ranunculoide and Fumewort.
A matter of respect - national parks are created primarily to protect nature from unnatural influences and to preserve the habitat of the native creatures. Therefore, the following applies: Read the rules of conduct of the parks and adhere to them.
Everyone touring through a national park
- takes the marked paths only
- overnight in the huts provided for this purpose
- lights a fire only where permitted
- and does not leave any waste in the area.