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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 the three provinces, in the area of ​​ten 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 and take 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 has taken a real leap forward as an international tourist destination, as UNESCO has granted it UNESCO Global Geopark designation as the second Geopark in Finland. Geopark is located south of Seinäjoki, about an hour by car and about an hour and half by train from the center of Seinäjoki.