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Punkaharju Ridge

Punkaharju, Finland
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Little piece of paradise!

Full of fantastic trails around the crystal-clear bonds and lakes. This place is a must for people... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2017
703kativ
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Iconic attraction since 19th century

The traditional way is to drive through the ridge with a car, motorcycleor bike. There are plenty... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
Timo K
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Espoo, Finland
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Jul 24, 2017
“Little piece of paradise!”
Jul 11, 2017
“Iconic attraction since 19th century”
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Full of fantastic trails around the crystal-clear bonds and lakes. This place is a must for people who enjoy nature, fresh air, forests, water, outdoor activities, countryside, cultural history. Amazing place.

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

The traditional way is to drive through the ridge with a car, motorcycleor bike. There are plenty of parking lots, but they might be occupied during the summer. The ridge is well maintained with exceptionally gorgeous pine trees.

Thank Timo K
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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

The surroundings of Punkaharju are definitely beautiful, with all the ridges, lakes and islands. A must go!

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Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is one of the most beautiful scenery roads in Finland. It can easily be driven by car but there are also lots of places where you can park the car and take a short walk to admire the views more closely.

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Reviewed May 27, 2016

You can just drive thru the rigde, but I recommend that you park the car for a moment, and go for a walk, even if hiking is not your thing. Tall old pine trees, tiny flowers, and of course the lake Saimaa, you are only...More

Thank Tuire P
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Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is the wonderful nature place, with recreation areas and tourist pathes. There are parking places with viewpoints - you can stop the car and have a lunch. There is also a place, where the part of Salpa defensive line is reconstructed.

1  Thank CopperTeaPot
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Reviewed August 30, 2015

We spent several hours in the area, stopping at different parking areas and walking some of the trails through the forest and by the lakes. Wonderful, peaceful, not crowded. Gives a great feel for the Finnish love of their lake district. Favourite area were walks...More

1  Thank Emanpee
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Reviewed August 23, 2015

Punkaharju offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Finland: here the concept "the land of thousands of lakes" really starts to make sense. The area can be experienced by driving breathtakingly long roads on ridges almost too narrow to contain them. This is probably...More

2  Thank Eric_Greeney
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Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful route with many opportunities to stop for e.g. picnic. You can also rent a bike from the gas station nearby, go hiking or just slowly drive through.

1  Thank Taina K
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

Take your time to slowly drive along the ridge and admire the awesome views. Beautiful places, peaceful forests, silky blue lakes..

1  Thank Anne K
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