Kelvenne Island, Padasjoki

The Kelvenne Island of Lake Päijänne lies in the heart of Päijänne National Park in Padasjoki. This unique eight-kilometre-long esker island dates back to the end of the last ice age. There are camping sites and a hiking trail on the island, that allow visitors to enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches, as well as paths high up on the esker surrounded by peaceful woodlands. There are several cone-shaped kettle holes in Kelvenne. One of them has turned into a small lake, and some lie underneath the water level on the sides of the esker, forming deep and sheltered natural harbours.