Harju Trail, Punkaharju ridge by Lake Saimaa
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Punkaharju ridgePhoto: Visit Saimaa
Punkaharju is one of the world’s oldest nature reserves. This destination is also a national landscape and is an example of esker formation at its most beautiful. Punkaharju offers excellent opportunities for hikes of different lengths.
The Harjureitti Trail is 4 km long and easily accessible for most of the way. Running through beautiful lakeside scenery, the trail will occasionally crest a high esker and offer stunning views of the Punkaharju national landscape. The clear-watered Puruvesi and Pihlajavesi lakes glisten between the tall trees on a sunny summer day. Sturdy stone steps will aid your climb to the top. The route is marked with orange paint symbols.
Topeliuksen luontopolku Nature Trail (2,5 km) is part of Harjureitti Trail. The lit trail is surrounded by old pines and lake landscapes.
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More information about Punkaharju area
Punkaharju is located by main road 14, about 30 km from the town of Savonlinna, 90 km from the town of Imatra and 340 km from Helsinki.
Punkaharju is easily accessible by public transport.
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