Experience the unique national parks

The Lauhanvuori and Kauhaneva - Pohjankangas National Parks are located right next to each other in the Lauhanvuori - Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark. Get to know both on the same trip!

National parks

National parks are conservation areas established for the purpose of protecting the diversity of Finnish nature. National parks are meant for enjoying nature by camping, hiking, skiing or biking.

Enjoy the diversity of Finnish nature in national parks

Lauhanvuori National Park

View the the vast, flat landscapes of Ostrobothnia from the top of Lauhanvuori, situated in the national park and surrounded by mires. When the weather is clear, you can even see the sea from the tower at Lauhanvuori. Cross ancient berms along duckboards, take a refreshing break by clear springs, listen to the stream as it purls and admire the sandstones and rock formations.

Read more about the nature, routes and sights of Lauhanvuori National Park in Metsähallitus’ virtual guide.

See also Metsähallitus’ Luontoon.fi page for more information on Lauhanvuori National Park.

Kauhaneva – Pohjankangas National Park

Take a trip that combines the internationally significant, vast mire area of Kauhaneva, the bright routes of the Pohjankangas esker forest, the stream beds of Katikankanjoni and the rich flora and fauna of the area. The significant geology and versatile mire area makes the region a unique place to learn about, and enjoy Finnish nature.

Read more about the nature, routes and sights of Kauhaneva – Pohjankangas National Park in Metsähallitus’ virtual guide.

See also Metsähallitus’ Luontoon.fi page for more information on Kauhaneva – Pohjankangas National Park.