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Saaristomeri (Archipelago) National Park

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IUCN Cat.: II
Surface Area: 50.000,00 ha
Establishment: 1983
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The Archipelago in the Baltic Sea was created by the Ice Age. Rugged rocky islets and forested islands, separated by open sea, are characteristic to the area. The nature trails guide you to the diversity of the natural features and the life of the archipelago. In the National Park visitors can use their own boat, the ferry services, or take part in guided boat trips arranged by local enterprises.

The park includes state-owned lands and waters, inside a larger co-operation area surrounding it; it also forms the core area of the large Archipelago Sea Biosphere Reserve, which was established by UNESCO in 1994 to promote sustainable development, and research on interdependency between man and the nature.

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