Elimyssalo Nature Reserve – Finland
The reserve has some of the best natural forest cover in Kainuu. It is located near the eastern border of Finland and is part of the Friendship Park. It is a tapestry of different types of mires, old spruce forests draped with beard lichens, lush stream banks, and small lakes and ponds. Hunting used to be a very common sport as well as a means of livelihood in the history.