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The Astuvansalmi rock paintings

Suurlahdentie 2039 | At the Shores of the Lake Yovesi, Ristiina 52360, Finland
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Nature & Neolithic Red Ochre

A must-see, if you're interested in Neolithic rock paintings. Hiking route begins at the parking... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2017
antilsa
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Helsinki, Finland
Don't go there in winter

We tried to visit the Astuvansalmi rock paintings last winter. It was impossible to follow the... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2017
Harri V
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Kotka, Finland
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Suurlahdentie 2039 | At the Shores of the Lake Yovesi, Ristiina 52360, Finland
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

A must-see, if you're interested in Neolithic rock paintings. Hiking route begins at the parking place by the road 4323, followed by a 2.5 km hike through lakeside vistas, forest and granite. The place is well worth the visit. Sloping face of the cliff is...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2017

We tried to visit the Astuvansalmi rock paintings last winter. It was impossible to follow the trail due to snow. In June we tried again and succeeded. It was absolutely worth of trying again. The one-way nature trail to the Astuvansalmi rock paintings was 2.3...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

Astuvansalmi rocks paintings (Astuvansalmen kalliomaalaukset in Finnish) are about 5,000 years old. They are situated on the shores of Lake Yövesi, Saimaa, in the village of Ristiina (which belongs to the city of Mikkeli). This is a free attraction and it is always open (but...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and the trail leading there make a beautiful day trip. The rock paintings are quite faint (well, they are about 5000 years old after all) and there are not very many of them. However, the place is incredible and the nature...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2016

Great way to see Astuvansalmi paintings is to take a cruise with MS/Kuutti and SSV! We took a boat from Anttolanhovi and it took 1 hour 15 minutes to get to Astuvansalmi. On the way you could get a nice picture about the Finnish lake...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2016

It's interesting to see how nature operates. This could be a way, and besides you get very beautiful views and a nice walk in the forest!

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Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

It takes couple kilometers of walking to get there. Surrounded by beautiful nature. I have been there many times and allways it is exciting to see the paintings, although they are simple drawings. Paintings are located near lake and summertime you can get there also...More

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