- Suitable for children
- Wheelchair accessible
- Campfire place
Lammassaari is a delta belonging to the First Salpausselkä’s ice-marginal formation and it began to accumulate around 12,300 years ago. Only a small piece of island to the south remains at the original height of the delta (approx. 101-102msl) – elsewhere waves at different stages of Saimaa’s development have washed away deposits and formed clearly distinct ancient shorelines. Two Stone-Age settlements have been found on the shores of the Greater Saimaa stage (approx. 80msl). Several kettles serve as remnants from the ice age, with the biggest being a rather large, steep-edged kettle pond. There are beautiful and representative gneiss vein boulders, along a path to the north of the island, and a sheltered rocky area at the northernmost point. Lammassaari has several Saimaa Geopark signposts and a comprehensive network of trails.
Contents of the Saimaa Geopark sign at Lammassaari harbor: https://saimaageopark.fi/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/lammassaari2_1803_p2.pdf
Contents of smaller signposts along Lammassaari trails: https://saimaageopark.fi/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/geopark_opastaulut_lammassaari_1806_l2.pdf
Route description of the paths in Lammassaari and instructions for arrival: https://ekarjala-retkeily.fi/en/routes-and-destinations/destination/?id=38895348#dmdtab=oax-tab1
You can also find more information about the Lammassaari on the South Karelian Foundation for Recreation Areas’ webpages.
Watch a video of the Lammassaari kettle terrain on Saimaa Geopark’s YouTube channel.
Coordinates: x=591853,586 y=6787243,684 (ETRS-TM35FIN)
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Coordinates: 61.208779721, 28.709660480 (ETRS89 maantieteelliset(~WGS84))
Image: Riina Kaikkonen