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IUCN Cat.: II
Surface Area: 9.600,00 ha
Establishment: 1956
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Linnansaari National Park in the middle of Lake Haukivesi, a part of greater Saimaa lake complex, represents Finnish lakeland at its best. With its hundreds of islands and broad open waters it is a paradise for boaters. The National Park offers possibilities for day trips, as well as for several days camping and boating holidays.

The National Park was established to preserve the valuable natural features of the Finnish lakeland, and the beautiful landscape. Sheltered by the islands lives the most famous inhabitant of Linnansaari - the Saimaa Ringed Seal (Phoca hispida saimensis). Also one of the largest populations of the Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) lives in the area. In restored Linnansaari Croft you can find out about the life in the old times and the slash-and-burn agriculture. The surroundings of the croft are managed in the traditional ways.

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