Lammassaari Island offers three time domains to those interested in the history of landscapes. On these trails, you can find samples of ancient bedrock and the island itself is a result of glacioflluvial deposition. The ancient shores around the island constitute the third time domain. They tell of the history of the lake scenery, from the early ice-lake phases to the present day. The Stone Age habitats found near the ancient shores also show that people had found their way to Lammassaeri Island a long time ago. Lammassaari Island is a delta area belonging to the ice margin formation of the First Salpausselkä Ridge. Its deposition began some 12,300 years ago, when the mouth of a glaciofluvial tunnel stream opened into a crevasse at the margins of the melting ice sheet, and further into a glacial bay. There are several Saimaa Geopark signs in Lammassaari.
Safety informationSafety instructions for the hikers
Tips and hintsLammassaari is also a site in the route From ancient sea to Saimaa (pdf)
From the road VT 6 is about 3 km to Lammassaari, follow the signs of Imatra Spa. Drive the Lammassaarentie past Imatra Spa towards the harbor, the road ends at Lammassaari.
It is about 5 km from Imatrankoski to Lammassaari.