The Kolmiköytinen rock painting is one of the most eye-catching in South Karelia, and is located 3.5-4.5m above the water’s surface. The painting is 135 x 345cm and its vibrant red ochre colour has been preserved exceptionally well. The painting dates to 4,700-3,700 years ago during the period following the Greater Saimaa stage. The rock consists of granodiorite formed 1,880 million years ago and is intersected by younger granite pegmatite dikes. There is a Saimaa Geopark sign at the parking area. Another sign is on the shore, near the rock painting.

Saimaa Geopark sign in the parking area: https://saimaageopark.fi/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/geopark_opastaulut_kolmikoytinen_1806_web.pdf

Saimaa Geopark sign near the rock painting: https://saimaageopark.fi/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/geopark_opastaulut_kolmikoytinen_a3_1806_l1.pdf

From the parking space a path leads to the shore and to the rock painting. Route description of the path and instructions for arrival: https://ekarjala-retkeily.fi/en/routes-and-destinations/destination/?id=39594830

You can also find more information on the South Karelian Foundation for Recreation Areas’ webpages.

 

Coordinates: x=587260,305 y=6794074,119 (ETRS-TM35FIN)

The above coordinates are working in GPS-devices and karttapaikka.fi services.

The below coordinates are working in Google maps services.

Coordinates: 61.270965, 28.627074 (ETRS89 maantieteelliset(~WGS84))

 

Image: Tapani Tervo

Location

  • Parking