Experience the rural milieu on the banks of Saimaa
When turning from Syyspohja to the Utula and Kyläniemi, the road first runs along a delta plain deposited by meltwater from the ancient ice sheet. At Lahdenpohja, the road runs along the steep outer edge of the delta and descends to the delta bottom in Utula. Wide views over Saimaa open up from the stretches of fields in Utula.
The Utula region has been inhabited for a long time. The oldest signs of human activity date back to the Stone Age and there has been a farm where the old post office used to be since the 17th century. As such, the area has a long and rich cultural history, which emanates from Utula’s old building stock.
More information about the Utula landscape area and the geology of the Second Salpausselkä can be found at Utula village shop in the Saimaa Geopark signpost.
Image: Kari and Teemu Hammaren