LEARN NEW AT GEOSITES

There are 52 geosites in Lauhanvuori - Hämeenkangas Geopark. Most of these geosites are natural geological formations, but there are also historical and cultural sites that showcase the utilisation of the geological natural resources of the area.

WHAT ARE GEOSITES?

Geosites are geologically valuable natural and cultural heritage sites, with guideposts introducing visitors to the destination. Moreover, the sites are usually easily accessible. The geosites are educational places where you can learn something new while spending time outdoors and enjoying the nature. Most of the geosites are maintained by Metsähallitus.

GEOSITES IN LAUHANVUORI – HÄMEENKANGAS GEOPARK

The 52 geosites of the Geopark are located in the local national parks, other conservation areas and tourism destinations. These include, for example:

  • the national parks of Lauhanvuori and Kauhaneva – Pohjankangas
  • the Hämeenkangas exercise and multi-purpose area
  • the Haapakeidas wetland conservation area
  • Alkkianvuori hill
  • Lake Kaidatvedet
  • Aitoneva mire
  • Wolf Cave in Karijoki
  • Käskyvuori hill in Kihniö

EXPLORE OUR GEOSITES

  • Most of the geological sites are presented on the pages of the Metsähallitus’ virtual guide in the form of 360-degree pictures, videos and soundscapes.
  • Some of the sites are also presented in the English brochure.
  • You can also download a pdf map of the geosites.