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The Astuvansalmi rock paintings

Suurlahdentie 2039 | At the Shores of the Lake Yovesi, Ristiina 52360, Finland
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Piece of history with hike

You can combine 2.5 km hike and 5000 years old rock paintings for the same visit. First you need to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jari7100
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Helsinki, Finland
Worth the walk, but go and see it from the lake, if you can

I saw the place on a map I received at a hotel in Mikkeli and we went there by car. There is a... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
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Suurlahdentie 2039 | At the Shores of the Lake Yovesi, Ristiina 52360, Finland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can combine 2.5 km hike and 5000 years old rock paintings for the same visit. First you need to get to the marked trail, which starts about 20 km from Ristiina. The path is not suitable for disabled or elderly people. It takes almost...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

I saw the place on a map I received at a hotel in Mikkeli and we went there by car. There is a parking place from where to start the walk (Note: the path is to the left of the car park, not the wide...More

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Reviewed 8 July 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 4 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 24 June 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 7 June 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 3 January 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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