Syyspohja is located on the outer, or distal, edge of the Second Salpausselkä. The deposits of area’s ice-marginal formation are intersected by ancient channel systems which are clearly discernible in the terrain west of the Puumalantie road before the junction to Kyläniemi (Utulantie road). The Salpa Line, a defence line from the Second World War, also runs through Syyspohja along the Salpalinjantie road, and features lines of two and four rows of stone anti-tank defences, entrenchments, and dugouts. To build the Salpa Line, stone was cut from the sheer granodiorite rocks in nearby Haukkavuori. The route to the Salpa Line is marked.

After driving approximately 1 km on the Salpalinjantie road and turning left, you will reach a small parking space at the Syyspohja bunker. There is a bunker with quarters in the area with space for anti-tank gun and machine gun. The path from the parking space leads to the bunker.

You will find more information, including directions for arrival, on the South Karelian Foundation for Recreation Areas’ webpages.


Coordinates: x=587512,096 y=6807571,166 (ETRS-TM35FIN)

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Coordinates: 61.392190620, 28.638380498 (ETRS89 maantieteelliset(~WGS84))


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