Pyhä-Häkki National Park (Pyhä-Häkin kansallispuisto) is a national park in Central Finland. It was established in 1956 (extended in 1982 when Kotaneva was joined to it) and covers 13 square kilometres (5 sq mi). Its foundation was planned already in the late 1930s, but the Second World War interrupted these plans.Put Pyha-Hakki National Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Saarijarvi trip planner.
The national park protects old Scots pine and Norway spruce copses, which started growing when Finland was still under Swedish rule, and bogs, which comprise half of the national park. The national park is the largest remaining area of virgin forest in the southern half of Finland. In addition to the pine and the spruce, Betula pendula, Betula pubescens, Populus tremula, and Alnus glutinosa (the latter along some creeks) are the taller tree species encountered in the national park.
Pyha-Hakki National Park Reviews
Old soulfull forest, easy to hike, quite short paths. So sad that the most beautiful part of the route, close to the grill place, was not maintained and shut down, since this is the part I loved the..... more »
What do I remember? The several hundred years old huge trees, the serenity of the old forest, the beauty of the swamp and the vivid greens of the moss covering the fallen tree trunks, some really... more »
Really nice spot for short walks, we’ll sign-posted. Start from the car park and visitor centre. The cooking shelter by the lake (follow the red route) is an awesome place to hang out especially if it’s raining!
The nature is very beautiful on the park and the trails are in good shape, easy walking. There is also a possibility to make a fire even during dry season. At least two toilets exists in the park area but one should bring their own toilet paper as there isn't any in the toilets.
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