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Paijatsalo Trail

Trail starts Sorolantie, Sysma 19700, Finland
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Great walk

Nice to walk around trees. There is also possible to swim. We liked a lot and in the observatorion... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rainhard_81
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Espoo, Finland
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Päijätsalo island is a beautiful place to relax

We were in total 7 people and rented a house on this island for several days. We had such an... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Suco V
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Hamburg, Germany
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Päijätsalo Island (300 ha), which is situated in the municipality of Sysmä has several trail options suitable for a day trip. The longest one is the circular route which is about 4 km long. The trail can be reached by car (Päijätsalo Island car park) or by boat or taxi boat (Pyydysniemi harbour). The trail starts and ends at Päijätsalo car park and is suitable for hiking and Nordic walking from May until September. The trail is marked with blue painted marks on the trees (please note that 0.6 km of the trail is marked only with red paint marks). The trail passes through varied forest and lake scenery. The hiker is mostly surrounded by pine forest but some birch trees can also be found by the lake shore. Päijätsalo lookout tower is situated in the middle of the island and it offers breathtaking views over the glittering blue waters of Lake Päijänne. The tower can be reached either from the car park, Pyydysniemi harbour or the main trail via paths which are marked with red painted marks. The forest and lake scescenery and the height differences of the island add variety to the trail. The island is peaceful in the early summer, but later in the summer there may be more hikers. The height differences and rocky parts may slow your progress a little.
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2 days ago
“Great walk”
22 Mar 2018
“Päijätsalo island is a beautiful place to relax”
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Trail starts Sorolantie, Sysma 19700, Finland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice to walk around trees. There is also possible to swim. We liked a lot and in the observatorion tower you can see far away. The views were beatiful.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We were in total 7 people and rented a house on this island for several days. We had such an amazing and relaxing time. We were very lucky to experience some very sunny days and therefore we were able to walk around the complete island...More

Thank Suco V
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here with dogs and took the 4km (blue) trail around the island with pop-by at the scenery tower. The trails are quite easy to walk but there are parts where pathway is filled with rocks and roots so you need to mind your step....More

Thank Tebessa
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

When walking the Päijätsalo trail it’s worth to visit the old panorama tower, especially at sunset on a mid summer night.

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

it was a great site seeing tour by my in-laws, they are originally from there, the walk takes you deep inside the forest and you can find an very old watch tower showing the lake, in the end there is a picnic location where you...More

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