Lammassaari Island offers three time domains to those interested in the history of landscapes. On these trails, you can find samples of ancient bedrock and the island itself is a result of glacioflluvial deposition. The ancient shores around the island constitute the third time domain. They tell of the history of the lake scenery, from the early ice-lake phases to the present day. The Stone Age habitats found near the ancient shores also show that people had found their way to Lammassaeri Island a long time ago. Lammassaari Island is a delta area belonging to the ice margin formation of the First Salpausselkä Ridge. Its deposition began some 12,300 years ago, when the mouth of a glaciofluvial tunnel stream opened into a crevasse at the margins of the melting ice sheet, and further into a glacial bay. There are several Saimaa Geopark signs in Lammassaari.
Safety informationSafety instructions for the hikers
Tips and hintsLammassaari is also a site in the route From ancient sea to Saimaa (pdf)
From the road VT 6 is about 3 km to Lammassaari, follow the signs of Imatra Spa. Drive the Lammassaarentie past Imatra Spa towards the harbor, the road ends at Lammassaari.
It is about 5 km from Imatrankoski to Lammassaari.
ParkingIn Lammassaari there is Imatra harbor with good parking facilities for the driver. For the boaters, there is dock in north of the main pier of the Lammassaari harbor.
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