Nature paths and trails

The archipelago is filled with several nature paths and trails. Experience the beautiful views, the archipelago's diverse nature and all the different landscapes. In this list we have collected our nature destinations:

Westerholm path, Nagu

The Westerholm Path is a lovely route through the island of Ernholm where you get to know the history of the island in pictures and text. The village is reputed to date from the 1400s. The path is 3km long.


Westerholminpolku Nauvo - Westerholmstigen Nagu

Jungfrudansen nature path, Nagu

The route leads you to a stone turf-maze (in Swedish Junfrudans) on the outskirts of the village.  

Jungfrudans Nagu - Nauvo

Barefoot path, Korpo

The Barefoot Path is an exhibition that focuses on environmental and site-specific art. Every year the exhibition explores the human – nature relationship and the impact of nature on us. A perfect day out for the whole family. The path is 1,9km long.


Paljasjalkapolku - Barfotastigen

Trollstigen path on Gullkrona

Gullkrona is an island in the Archipelago Sea southeast of Kirjais. Here you'll find an old house on the top of the island, that was used by maritime pilots back in the days. Today it is a museum. The nature path that goes around the island is 1,5km long.



Lenholmen nature path, Pargas

Lenholmen nature trail is a lovely, short path suitable for the whole family. You walk through oak meadows with glimpses of the sea where the evidence of land rise typical for the archipelago can be clearly seen. The path is 1,2km long.



Sattmark nature paths, Pargas

Several nature paths with different lengths.



Munkviken nature path, Pargas

A short and easy path close to the city centre of Pargas. The path is 2km long.


Parainen keskusta - Pargas centrum

St Olav Waterway - alternative route via Pensar

Hike from Turku in Finland to Trondheim in Norway. When passing by Pargas, hike the alternative route via Pensar.


St Olav Waterway

Jurmo cultural path

Jurmo lies beside an ancient shipping channel that connects East and West. A Danish navigation document described the island as Iurima, most southern and closest to the sea. It could have been Franciscans monks who wrote the text at the end of the 1200s, it is believed that Jurmo was already inhabited then. According to legend, there has been a church on Jurmo for at least as long. The pathis 7,3km long.