Our national parks

The national parks in Satakunta offer you memorable experiences! Admire the swamp scenery from the duckboards, or enjoy the serenity of a sailing trip on the Bothnian Sea. Climb up a birdwatching tower and embrace the peace of nature. The three national parks in Satakunta are located in different parts of the region, offering you the greatest natural beauty in Finland. All of their four seasons are worth experiencing!

The Bothnian Sea is the cleanest sea area in Finland

Travel to times past on the lighthouse islands of the Bothnian Sea and dive into the underwater environment of Finland's cleanest sea area. Forces of nature are palpable by the open sea, nudging people to understand their own impermanence. Did you know that 98% of the Bothnian Sea National Park is located underwater? The area is known for its valuable underwater environment and the versatile avifauna. Land uplift is constantly changing the insular nature of the Bothnian Sea, thus creating a unique destination for nature enthusiasts. Embark on an excursion from any of the harbours on the Bothnian Sea coast and head for the lighthouse island or admire the landscape while hiking in nature.
>> Bothnian Sea National Park
>> A virtual guide to the Bothnian Sea

© Matti Luotola

Puurijärvi-Isosuo is a twitcher's dream

The natural oasis of Puurijärvi and Isonsuo rests in the arms of the cultural landscape of Satakunta, in the area of Huittinen and Kokemäki. Detach from the daily grind for a moment and let the world of birds fly you away: you will witness a new fascinating play unfold in front of your eyes every time. The shallow and lush Puurijärvi carries international significance as a bird lake. Observing the numerous water birds is best done on the 18-metre-high Kärjenkallio observation tower, one of the tallest of its kind in the Nordic countries. Make a day trip to the national park and enjoy the opportunities it offers amidst the natural landscapes and vast swamp areas!
>> Puurijärvi and Isosuo National Park

© Antti Partanen

Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas offer many different kinds of landscapes

Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas National Park in Karvia is a pearl of southern swamp, a wilderness-like oasis of birds along a medieval route. The Kyrönkangas road leads you through open pine forests to the bogs of Kauhaneva. In the spring, the diverse and valuable avifauna treat us with cacophonic concerts. At other times, the untouched bog-filled nature invites you to enjoy the peace and silence. The landscape in the national park is two-fold. Dry pines with vast and open raised bogs make for interesting scenery in the oldest national park in Satakunta. The two-kilometre route on duckboards, the bird observation tower and the unique landscapes are perfectly suited for short excursions in nature.
Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas National Park

© Seppo Myllyviita