Torronsuo National Park

Torronsuo National Park

Torronsuo National Park is somewhat different from the other national parks in southern Finland. First, it’s a bog – the largest raised bog in southern Finland. Second, it has wide-open spaces and a few trees, while the other national parks in Finland are forests.

Torronsuo National Park
Torronsuo National Park

In ancient times, most of southern Finland looked like the area in Torronsuo National Park. However, people dried up the moors and turned them into arable or wooded land. It also has something to offer for bird watchers who want to see cranes and geese.

Another difference is that I had to run on duckboard trails. The trails are between 1.5 and 10 km long. It is also possible to come here to ski in winter.

For photographers, Torronsuo National Park is a great place. With a long telephoto zoom lens – like my Sony 100-400mm – I can take pictures where I can compress the background. There is also an observation tower from which I could take some nice pictures of the area.

I visited the park early in the morning, around 6.30 a.m. and was able to take beautiful pictures with the rising fog. I prefer to take photos with clouds or fog, giving the picture more drama than blue skies.

There is also a new, serviced fireplace right next to the observation tower. The fireplace and two tables with benches are under one roof.