Enduring Cultural Heritage of Finnish Island Hailuoto from the 1880s until 2008
Hailuoto, located in Northern Finland, off the coast of Oulu, is the largest island of the Bothnian Bay, the nature and constructed environment of which are internationally known. In its entirety, it is a valuable scenery entity and one of Finland's 27 national sceneries. A majority of the island's natural entities have been classificd as parts of most national conservation programmes. In addition to those, the island has several objects with culture historical significance as well as traditional sceneries. Here, different types of elements of nature and culture, which are sometimes even opposing, have created a complete entity.