Experience the rare underwater sandbar
A rather rare, 300-metre long underwater sandbar is also connected to the island and can be admired from nearby rocks. The formation of the sandbar is presumed to have begun before Greater Saimaa reached its maximum phase, when the water surface was still below the current level. Several orthodox tsasounas built on the island add cultural value. Ilkonsaari has two Saimaa Geopark signs near the boat docks.
There is a path through Ilkonsaari Island, where there are tsasounas and also geological sights.
Ilkonsaari is one of the destinations in the From Ancient Sea to Saimaa trail.
Image: Riina Kaikkonen