Aukstaitijos National Park, Vilnius County

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Aukštaitija National Park is a national park in north-eastern Lithuania, about 100 km north of Vilnius. Established in 1974, it is the oldest of the five national parks in Lithuania. At first it was named Lithuanian SSR National Park to emphasize that it was the first such park in the republic. In 1991 four other parks were established and were named after ethnographic regions of Lithuania. The park was renamed after Aukštaitija.

The park covers 410.56 km². Ignalina district municipality controls about 50% of the area. Utena and Švenčionys district municipalities control 25%. Strictly protected areas occupy 2.1%. One can enter this territory only accompanied by a park employee. More than 70 percent of its area is covered by woods. 80 percent of woods are pine stands, some reaching 200 years old.

Sixty-four species of plant, eight species of fungus and 48 species of bird found in the park are included in Lithuania's Red book. The park is famous for its biodiversity: 59% of all plant species in Lithuania can be found in the park, which covers less than 1% of Lithuania.
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  • Very beautyfull nature, many lakes, more info in It official website of national park 🏞  more »
  • We spent 2 days at Ginuciau guesthouse and what an experience, nestled amongst forests, lakes and rivers, hire a bike and ride the trails, kayak along the rivers some of the best, pick berries and...  more »
  • Beautiful natures: many kayak-navigable rivers and streams, beautiful lakes and campsites. Great for spending holidays in nature and relaxing. Many campsites and houses available for rent as well as.....  more »
  • This is where the unfriendly, unhelpful and decepest people of Lithuania sit. The only thing they can do here is to send foreign tourists on miserable roads where there is nothing to see and people are making money in the guise of not understanding. A shameful bottoming for this beautiful country!
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