The nature of Fiskars Village

Fiskars Village boasts a unique history, and its setting is special, too. The microclimate of the lush river valley differs from the surrounding regions, and this shows in the exceptionally rich flora and fauna, which includes many species that are rare at these latitudes.  Overall, the landscapes have an almost Central European feel to them.

When you approach the village from the south, through a rock tunnel, an idyllic pastoral landscape opens up before you, with cows grazing in meadows by the lakeside. Lake Borgbynjärvi is only half a meter above sea level, and at the time when the ironworks was founded, the arm of the lake was where barges came with their loads of ore. The sea level has since fallen by 2 meters. Today, the waterway through the Fiskarsinjoki river and lake Borgbynjärvi into the Pohjanpitäjänlahti bay makes for a nice canoeing trail.  Every fall, the sea trout in the Pohjanpitäjänlahti bay run up the Fiskarsjoki river to spawn.

The village nestles among steep, woody slopes with lofty broadleaved trees and green groves. An easy way to take in the various tree species prevalent in and around the village is by walking the two-kilometer Tree Species Path.

Birds of Fiskars

The Fiskars village landscape includes, as integral parts, the river and the ducks; the main road of the village with the clock tower and the jackdaws; the groves with their warblers and other songbirds of summer; and the hills around the...

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