Loketononkalo is a northwest-southeast running channel eroded by meltwater of the continental ice sheet, in the fragmented bedrock’s zones of weakness. The channel is bordered by small rocky scarps; a scarp on the southwest side also has a ledge, which, along with the gorge, has acted as a hiding spot for locals during the war years. A marked path leads to the gorge from a nearby road, which leads to the lookout point on the adjacent rocky hill. There are also small boulder caves to the south of the gorge.

Near the path’s starting point, on the edge of the parking area, is the Saimaa Geopark sign, which tells about the geology of the area.

Saimaa Geopark sign at the Loketononkalo car park: https://saimaageopark.fi/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/loketononkalo_1910_web.pdf

Route description of the Loketononkalo path and instructions for arrival: https://ekarjala-retkeily.fi/en/routes-and-destinations/destination/?id=39596223


Coordinates: x=555904,358 y=6829627,769 (ETRS-TM35FIN)

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Coordinates: 61.596001878, 28.053450031 (ETRS89 maantieteelliset(~WGS84))


Image: Jari Nenonen


  • Viewing point
  • Parking