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Repovesi National Park, Kouvola

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Repovesi National Park is situated in the municipalities of Kouvola and Mäntyharju, only a few hours north-east of the more populous Helsinki area of southern Finland. Formerly a site for intensive commercial forestry, the Repovesi area successfully transformed into a pristine national park. Pine and birch trees dominate the park. Repovesi abounds with wildlife including bear, deer and various birds. The River Koukunjoki cuts through the park. Other streams and lakes are also situated within the parks boundaries.Attractions include the Olhavanvuori hill, popular among climbers, and the Kultareitti water taxi route. Also located in the park are the Kuutinlahti bay with its restored timber rafting channels, the Lapinsalmi suspension bridge, and many observation towers.The common fauna of the park includes the red-throated diver, the Eurasian lynx, the moose, many owls and several galliformes.
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  • ...but too small and crowded as a place to enjoy the nature. Visit outside the vacation season and avoid weekends to really enjoy the place.  more »
  • I have never walked in a forest so wild and wonderful. Stone outcrops, lakes and streams, utter silence or just the sound of the wind in the trees. Absolutely wonderful! We saw many birds and butterfl...  more »
  • Easy come and easy go. I think a very good place to take first touch of wilderness. Well equipped walking routes and so on.  more »
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  • If you love nature and hiking, this is the Place
  • Beatiful national Park which is definitely worth a visit!! I want there two times, once for the southern part and once for the northern part. If I had to pick one Route, I would choose the northern part, the View points are much more beatiful there
  • Great landscapes, cabins available and good hiking paths
  • Very beautiful place to hike, probably the best hiking place in southern Finland. Wilder than expexted. Worth it.
  • Beautiful nature, easy access.