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Pihlajaniemi Destination Guide

Delve into Pihlajaniemi in Finland

Pihlajaniemi in the region of Province of Eastern Finland is a city in Finland - some 201 mi or ( 323 km ) North-East of Helsinki , the country's capital .

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Current time in Pihlajaniemi is now 06:57 PM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Helsinki " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Leningrad, Veliky Novgorod, Tartu, Vihtavaara, and Tohmajärvi. While being here, make sure to check out Leningrad . Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Pihlajaniemi ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Paasselkä

Paasselkä (earlier Paasivesi) is an oval-shaped lake formed in an eroded impact crater in Southern Savonia, Finland. The lake, which is a part of Orivesi, which is in turn part of the Greater Saimaa, is devoid of islands which makes it different from other lakes in the region. Paasselkä is also unusually deep, 75 m at the deepest point. The Paasselkä impact occurred about 229 million years ago and affected Paleoproterozoic crystalline rocks and some overlying sandstones of the Baltic Shield.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 62.15 29.42 (Lat./Long.); Less than 19 km away
Tags: Impact craters of Finland, Lakes of Finland, Saimaa, Triassic impact craters

Paasselkä devils

Paasselkä devils are light phenomena sometimes appearing at Lake Paasselkä, Finland and swampy and forested areas nearby the lake. Paasselkä is a lake formed in an impact crater. There is a magnetic anomaly in the centre of the lake. The Paasselkä Devil is usually told to be a ball of light visible in the air above Paasselkä or areas nearby. It is said to move at varying speeds on some occasions and to remain stationary at others. Sometimes there are several balls.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 62.15 29.42 (Lat./Long.); Less than 19 km away
Tags: Atmospheric ghost lights, Finnish folklore, Finnish legendary creatures, Magnetic anomalies

Puruvesi

Puruvesi is a lake in Eastern Finland. The lake is located in Kerimäki, Kesälahti and Punkaharju municipalities. Part of the Saimaa lake system, it borders on the sub-lake system of Pihlajavesi to the south. As is the case of other lakes of Saimaa, it has numerous islands and consists of numerous open lake areas, of which largest are Hummonselkä, Pajuselkä, Sammalselkä, Mustanselkä, and Ruosteselkä.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 61.83 29.45 (Lat./Long.); Less than 20 km away
Tags: Lakes of Finland, Saimaa