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Virkistyskalastus, Vaala

Though lying in the middle of Lake Oulujärvi, Manamansalo Island is nonetheless accessible by car. Its sandy shores offer scenic views over the vast open lake, appropriately nicknamed the “Kainuu Sea”. Parts of the island belong to the Oulujärvi Hiking Area and UNESCO’s Global Geopark Network. Beyond its barren sandy shore the island is airy, pine-dominated and lichen-covered heath forest, with crystal-clear ponds glimmering among the trees. Hikers will appreciate the marked trails, lean-tos and fire pits. In the summer, visitors to the island can enjoy a comfortable stay in the five-star...