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Laajalahti Nature Reserve

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Great place for birdwatching

This reserve has two viewing platforms and a 2.5 km footpath (part of it a boardwalk) connecting... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Poughkeepsie, New York
Very nice and easy nature walk

Very nice and easy nature walk easily accessible from many directions with any transport. Easiest... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
Espoo, Finland
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Laajalahti Bay, Espoo, Finland
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This reserve has two viewing platforms and a 2.5 km footpath (part of it a boardwalk) connecting the two. The more southerly platform has extensive mudflats in front of it, the northerly one more water. While tides in Helsinki are not very large, something is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Very nice and easy nature walk easily accessible from many directions with any transport. Easiest way is to drive to Villa Elfvik and start walking there.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jukkahak
Reviewed July 29, 2017

We took a bus to the outskirts of town and walked through a university grounds to a nature preserve along a section of the bay. We climbed up onto a raised platform to enjoy the view and look for birds. It was gorgeous scenery that...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Tom H
Reviewed April 25, 2017

I liked to walk along the paths which follow the shoreline and in the near forests. The place is ideal for families and school groups. There exists also nature house called "Villa Elfvik" with exhibition and cafe. The café is normally only open on Sundays...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Jukka N
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Laajalahtis nature reserve gives a good example of a finnish bird ecosystem. Lovely trail inside quiet forest leads to a lovely lakefront. You can find a bird watching tower from here, and observe dozens birds around the tower on the lake and it's swamp like...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed November 25, 2015

This place is worth of visit even it is located so near the main road ring I. You will find here culture by old fashion house, inside small nature show room, very nice cafeteria with just home baked buns (check open times) and info-desk for...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Punakettu
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful trails by the sea, surrounded by forest wilderness. The area is easy to reach and you can run, walk or cycle in the area. Villa Elfvik has a bird tower and a nice cafe and tables and benches for picnic. Nice place to visit...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I went in late Autumn, appreciated the educational visitor center Villa Elfvik. The exhibition has English translation. The area is also friendly to wheelchair and there is free parking. Good to have one day trip for family. I heard that there is free nature guided...More

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank Dragon C
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