WELCOME TO KUKKIA REGION
GENERAL INFORMATION ON FINLAND
Finland is located in Northern Europe, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Finland is a part of the Nordic countries, and a member of the European Union.
Population: 5 500 000
Population density: Relatively low, on average 15/km2
Largest cities: Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Turku, Vantaa, Oulu
What makes Finland such a unique place when compared to other countries, is things like cleanliness, quietness, four distinct seasons, snow, sauna and the midnight sun and polar darkness of Lapland.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON KUKKIA LAKE
The shores of Kukkia are thoroughly habited, by both, holiday and permanent dwellers: This must be taken into consideration, when hiking etc. in the lake area. Going ashore is not possible in all areas.
Make use of the resting places marked on the map of the Tervetuloa Kukkialle guide booklet. These areas are under land use agreements with the land owners. The guide booklet has purchased from Luopioisten Yrittäjät.
Losing one's way in the labyrinth of islands
Make sure to take a map with you, and especially on cloudy days, a compass may come in handy.
Rocks and more rocks
Although the waters of Kukkia are very clear, there is a risk of knocking one of its several rocks, especially when using a fiber glass boat or a canoe.
AREAS FOR SWIMMING
In the village of Luopioinen there is an EU-approved beach. Other places suitable for swimming can be found in Padankoski, Kuohijoki, Rautajärvi, Puutikkala and Haltia.
INFORMATION ON BIRDS
Birds that nest in the Kukkia area include the common tern, the black-throated diver, the northern hobby, the lesser black-backed gull, the black headed gull, the mew gull, and the red-breasted merganser. Some of these are rare species.