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Raahe archipelago Natura 2000 -area


Natura 2000 area The archipelago off the Raahe coast has been chosen to be a part of the Natura 2000 network based on its bird fauna, vegetation and habitats. The total area is 2,240 hectares, which consists of about 358.5 hectares of land area and shallows, and about 1,881.5 hectares of water. The Raahe archipelago is the only significant archipelago in the Gulf of Bothnia between Rahja in the municipality of Kalajoki and Oulunsalo. The archipelago includes both forested inner islands near the shore and small, open islets further out to sea. The archipelago forms a scenically valuable entity, shaped by early means of livelihood such as cattle herding, fishing and maritime transport.

Grove forest on Smitti


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The islands 1. Konikari 2. Kanttikivet 3. Kusiini 4. Kurikka 5. Isokivi 6. Tasku 7. Taskunlukko 8. Rääpäkkä 9. Rääpäkänriutta 10. Saapaskari 11. Valtarinkivi 12. Louekarinriutta 13. Kalla 14. Kallanriutta 15. Kakkonen

16. Smitti 17. Smitinriutta 18. Jyry 19. Maapauha 20. Ulkopauha 21. Kello 22. Ämmä-Äijä 23. Pikku-Soini 24. Heinäkari 25. Ruohokari 26. Pikku-Tiira 27.Iso-Kraaseli 28.Roskakari 29. Koninpää 30. Vesimatala

Landing prohibition:

31. Selkämatala 32.Resu (rocks) 33. Haltia (rocks) 34. Ulko-Soini 35. Unnamed islet (Koninpää N) 36. Unnamed islet (Koninpää W) 37. Unnamed islet

In order to secure successful bird breeding, the most important bird islets and islands are subject to a landing prohibition during the breeding season. The landing prohibition is in effect between 15 April and 15 July on the following islands: Saapaskari, Kakkonen, Selkämatala, Kallanriutta, Rääpäkänriutta,Vesimatala, Isokivi, Kurikka, Kusiini, Kanttikivet 1 May to 20 July: landing prohibition on Rääpäkkä. 1 May to 15 July: landing prohibition on Jyry. Landing site Barbecue shelter 0

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The islands and the shore area Thanks to its proximity and easy accessibility, the Raahe archipelago offers plenty of opportunities for recreational use in summer and winter. The islands are well suited for boating and canoeing trips, and many of them are relatively easily to land on with a boat. The area is also great for picking berries and mushrooms in accordance with Finland’s everyman’s rights. During winter, when the ice is strong enough, many people enjoy skiing, walking or skating on the ice and the islands. The recreational use of the Raahe archipelago is managed so that the most valuable parts of the Natura 2000 area wildlife are not disturbed. Islands suitable for recreational use are Ämmä-Äijä, Iso-Kraaseli, Kalla, Konikari, Tasku, Ulkopauha and Smitti.

Maijanpauha waterway


ÄmmäÄijä

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IsoKraaseli

Iso-Kraaseli

The pilot cottage has electricity, so food can be cooked and refrigerated there.

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Trips and reservations: Pikkulahden Palvelut Oy tel. +358 (0)50 370 71111


Konikari

Kalla Kalla Island

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Coordinates: Distance: Services: Special feature:


Tasku

Tasku Island

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Special feature: Nice beach on the

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southern shore


Ulkopauha

Smitti Smitti Island

Ulkopauha Island Coordinates: Distance: Services:

Coordinates: Distance: Services:


Shore area


WHEN VISITING THE ARCHIPELAGO TIDY UP AFTER YOURSELF, DO NOT HARM THE ENVIRONMENT, STOP AND LOOK AT THE SEA, AND ENJOY THE RAAHE ARCHIPELAGO!

Photographs:

Profile for Raahen kaupunki - City of Raahe

Raahe archipelago  

Raahe archipelago  

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