Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas UNESCO Global Geopark

Experience the serenity and mystique of the wild mires and discover the traces of the past geological drama.

Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark in the border regions of Satakunta, Southern Ostrobothnia and Pirkanmaa provinces, in the area of ​​nine municipalities, brings together the region’s internationally significant geological heritage, valuable nature, special features of local culture and the most attractive tourist services.

The Lauhanvuori and Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas National Parks, Hämeenkangas, Haapakeidas and other magnificent sites present Geopark’s unique nature and geological story. Over two billion years, the ancient mountains have turned into a rhyming landscape of mires, forests, river valleys and ridges, with picturesque country villages, churches, stone bridges and old buildings representing special local history and culture.

For hikers and nature walkers, there are versatile routes from pine forests to mystical bog wilderness. You can get to know the natural wonders of the Geopark up close, for example by hiking or biking, skiing, snowshoeing and canoeing, as well as taking a dip in the clear lakes and exotic ponds. Enjoy memorable delicacies made from pure ingredients in the area’s restaurants and cafés, or buy ready-made picnic lunches.

Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark is part of the UNESCO Global Geoparks network with almost 170 other Geoparks around the world. Geopark is located about an hour’s drive northeast of Pori.

Contact information

  • Visiting address: C/O Metsähallitus, Keskuskatu 8
  • Post address: 39700 Parkano