Sanginjoki Nature Reserve

Sanginjoki Nature Reserve is located at a distance of about 20 kilometres from the city centre of Oulu. The area chiefly consists of former multiple-use forests, but there are also old spruce forests, wooded mires and dry esker heaths. There are ponds, mires and springs along the trails.

The trails of Sanginjoki nature reserve are suitable for day trips or for overnight hiking. The trails are easy to travel, there are no steep slopes or rough terrain. In places the trail can be rocky and tree roots can stick out from the trail.

The forests and mires in Sanginjoki nature reserve are a great place to pick berries and mushrooms. In the nature reserve you can sight many birds that favour old forests, such as Siberian jay, redflanked bluetail three-toed woodpecker, capercaillie and the Eurasian pygmy owl. Sanginjoki riverside is a popular place for fishing, where many pools and rapids form a variable river habitat.

In nature conservation areas, everyman’s rights do not apply in the normal way. Please always check the rules of the destination before making your trip. Sanginjoki area is managed by Metsähallitus.

Ryhmä lumikenkäilijöitä kulkee jonossa lumisessa metsässä. / A group of snowshoers walking in a line in snowy forest. Kuva: Harri Tarvainen.
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