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7 Dec 2018
“This is a beautiful drive!”
24 Jul 2017
“Little piece of paradise!”
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Reviewed December 7, 2018

We absolutely loved our drive on the Punkaharju Ridge drive. There are pull-offs all along the route so you can get out and take fotos and see better. It is a beautiful drive. Reminds us of the Skyline Drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vicki A
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Timo K
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank manuelmfelix
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank kq111
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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank TuireP4
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.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank CopperTeaPot
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

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Emanpee
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

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Eric_Greeney
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.

Date of experience: June 2015
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