Nature in Lapinjärvi is gorgeous and diverse. Go on an adventure to the hilly country landscapes, to the rugged cliffs or dense forests, or to the sandy beaches and swampy ponds. There are enough natural places to explore for many return visits. Walk around Lapinjärvi lake, canoe through two rivers in culturally-significant sceneries, climb up to the Struve Geodetic Arc marker point protected by UNESCO or simply recharge yourself by taking a pause in the serenity of nature.
Pyhäjärvi is the second deepest lake in Finland, measured by average depth. The sandy beach rests amidst impressive rocks.
Pyhäjärventie 151, FI-07820 Porlammi
A quiet and beautiful beach near the border of Loviisa.
Raiviontie 96, FI-07870 Skinnarby
Lapinjärvi village beach
A gently sloped beach near the Lapinjärvi village.
Rantatie 5, FI-07820 Lapinjärvi
All the public beaches have cabins and toilets.
A protected woodland pond surrounded by wetlands, with an unmatched atmosphere of untouched wilderness.
There is a shelter and a camp fire base near the pond and a range of trekking trails of different lengths.
Helsingintie 12, FI-07810 Lapinjärvi
Turn south-east from main road six and drive for 2.5 kilometres to reach the parking lot.
The multipurpose lake in central Lapinjärvi is a popular place for fishing, swimming and other outdoor activities.
In the winter, the lake has a hole for ice swimming, along with skating and skiing tracks. The walking route around Lapinjärvi is a nice outdoor trail of 12.5 km in varying terrain. Along the route, you will find idyllic winding roads, green forests and fields and the historical milieu of the Civilian service centre. There are also picnic sites and a bird watching tower along the route.
You can access the lake and the walking track, for example, at:
Kantatie 1, FI-07800 Lapinjärvi
Järventaustantie 26, FI-07800 Lapinjärvi
Sibbeksentie 3, FI-07800 Lapinjärvi
Two rivers flow through Lapinjärvi, offering scenic canoe routes across a rural landscape, little villages and rapids.
The Koskenkylänjoki canoe route is 76 kilometres long and the Taasianjoki route 60 kilometres.
struve geodetic arc location
PORLOM II, a location in the Struve Geodetic Acr, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Nowadays, there is only a monument on the ground instead of the former tower, but the view from Tornikallio across Pyhäjärvi is splendid. The site can be reached by an beautiful 1.5 kilometre trail.
Pyhäjärventie 121, FI-07820 Porlammi