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National parks

There are two marine national parks in the proximity of the Bothnian Coast Road, i.e. the Bothnian Sea National Park off Vakka-Suomi and Satakunta, and Bothnian Bay National Park in Northern Ostrobothnia. In addition, on the mainland there is Puurijärvi-Isosuo National Park on the shores of Kokemäki River and Lauhanvuori National Park in Southern Ostrobothnia.


Bothnian Sea National Park

In the Bothnia Sea National Park you can get to know the unique, constantly changing nature in the archipelago, where the southern and northern species meet. The National Park comprises the Oura, Gummandoora and Pooskeri Archipelagos, Preiviikinlahti Bay and the Luvia, Rauma, Uusikaupunki and Seksmiilari Archipelagos. Trips to magnificent lighthouse islands or the barren outer archipelago are best started from one of the harbours on the coast. 98% of the National Park is under water. Thus the park’s importance in protecting the submarine nature is particularly great.


Information on the Bothnian Sea National Park:


Services web page of the Satakunta coastal area


The Facebook pages of the Bothnian Sea National Park in the address:



Bothnian Bay National Park

In Bothnian Bay National Park visitors can learn about the area’s unique and ever changing marine nature, formed by land uplift, and the traditional fishing bases and heritage landscapes generated by the fishing trade. For divers there is an underwater nature trail. The avifauna of the region is varied, and there are several rare or endangered species in the flora of the area. The Bothnian Bay National Park is ideal for boat trips of one to two days for experienced boaters.


Information on the Bothnian Bay National Park:

The underwater nature trail in the Bothnian Bay National Park


National Board of Forestry web pages



The Bothnian Bay National Park in Facebook:



Puurijärvi-Isosuo National Park

Puurijärvi and Isosuo National Park is located along Kokemäenjoki River, and forms a part of the Kokemäki River Valley landscape area. The National Park includes large mire areas and the shallow, lush Lake Puurijärvi, which is internationally important bird habitat in the middle of cultural landscape typical of Satakunta region.


Further information on the National Parks in the Satakunta area:



On the Outdoors web pages of the National Board of Forestry



Puurijärvi-Isosuo, brochure and map


Puurijärvi-Isosuo in Facebook



Lauhanvuori National Park

Lauhanvuori Hill stands out in the flat landscape of the Ostrobothnia Region, and it is one of the highest places in Western Finland. The park is well known for its rugged dry pine forests, springs and spring-fed brooks, bogs full of puddles, and barren stone deposits at the ancient coastline. Lauhanvuori National Park is ideal for day trips. There is a lookout tower, camp fire shelter, places to build a fire, outdoor toilet, marked routes and skiing tracks in the winter.


Further information on Lauhanvuori:


Lauhanvuori routes



Lauhanvuori in Facebook