Hiking routes in the saimaa geopark area
Finland’s most beautiful hiking routes are in the Saimaa Geopark area.
The geological trail of Imatra tells a story about geologigal history of Imatra. Along the trail is more information about geosites in Imatra. The trail is starting from Kruunupuisto park next to the Imatrankoski rapids and it is ending to Vuoksenniska.
Hiking route between Imatra and Ruokolahti leads you from Imatra spa to Ruokolahti and lenght of this route is 20 kilometres. All the information about this route is in Finnish but you can see the route on the map in here
Muukonsaari island is one of the geosites in Lappeenranta and also a good place for camping. There is a barbecue shed and campfire place for free use and also sauna for rent. Nature trail is located in Muukonsaari island. It is a kilometre long trail and along it is a protected grove forest.
One of the geosites Lappeenranta fortress has a nature trail which tells the historical story of Lappeenranta. The trail is about 1,2 kilometres long and along the trail is steep climbs and lots of stairs.
TRACES OF THE ICE AGE – STONE AGE MAN is a hiking trail in Savitaipale and it is 15,3 kilometres long. Along the trail is one of the geosites Lepänkanto esker terrain and it is worth to visit. The trail is also suitable for mountain biking.
More information about routes in South Karelian here
Hiidenmaa routes are hiking routes in Mikkeli. Routes are in the surroundings of Neitvuori which is one of the geosites in Mikkeli. Neitvuori is a well-known lookout point and the routes will lead hiker to a beautiful terrain.
More information about hiking routes in Mikkeli here
Norppapolku trail in esker terrain is located in Puumala. The trail is 13 kilometres long in total but it is possible to take short cuts during the trail. Here is a map for the trail.
Gottlands tour is a hiking trail which combines historical and cultural interests with stunning surroundings. There is 25 stops during the trail and some the stops are natural, cultural or geosites of Saimaa Geopark.
More information about sights in Juva here
Surroundings of Sulkava’s geosite Vilkaharju is a nature trail which leads past a Stone-Age dwelling site, rocky outcrops, erratic boulder and WWII anti-tank defences which are part of the Salpa Line.