Nature’s bridge in Finland

Punkaharju is a harju and belongs to Finland’s national landscapes. The narrow ridge section is about seven kilometers long and was created during the Ice age when a glacier basically acted like a giant, uneven scraper on the landscape. Punkaharju became a popular tourist destination at the beginning of the 19th century by Sakari Topelius in his book Maamme and J.L. Runeberg in his poems.


Lukas Menzel, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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5 thoughts on “Nature’s bridge in Finland

  1. Punkaharju is an Ås that’s an esker in English, a ridge of gravel and sand. The Punkaharju Ås is very beautiful. I visited it quite often. Autumn is the right time to see it and I liked in winter as well.
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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