Get familiar with domestic farm animals and agricultural development at Elonkierto

Elonkierto is a rural and domestic animal exhibition park established by MTT Agrifood Research Finland. The park is located in Jokioinen, a drive of about an hour and a half from Helsinki. Elonkierto will show you how man and nature work together.

As you make your way through the park you will see how research into agriculture is conducted and how that research is put into practice. Elonkierto is a peaceful tourist spot lying deep in the ancient rural landscape of Häme.

The park is open from the beginning of June until mid-September.

Elonkierto is for the whole family

For the family visiting Elonkierto there is plenty to see and do. Cows, horses and sheep graze in the park from the beginning of June until mid-September. The walk will take you close to the rare “kyyttö” cows and calves of Eastern Finland. Cultivated land and tourist map guides lead you to the world of the field, where crops, herbs and meadow flowers are all in bloom. The environmental impact of cultivation and climate change are also in evidence.

Visit by yourself or as part of a group

Elonkierto Park covers 20 hectares, of which 15 are fields. You can follow the 2.5 kilometre (1.5 mile) path by yourself or with a group. Entry to the park is free. Guided tours can be arranged in advance for a fee, and may be arranged through Luke,  e-mail: elonkierto@luke.fi,
tel +358 29 532 6000. A guided tour will take from one and a half to two hours.

Location

The Elonkierto Agricultural Exhibition Park is located in Jokioinen close to the Turku-Hämeenlinna road (Route 10), about 10 kilometres from Forssa. The park is signposted on Routes 10 and 2 and in the centre of Jokioinen.

Using your navigator

The easiest way of locating the Elonkierto crossroads is by entering “Kirkkotie 54, Jokioinen” in your navigator. The address for Elonkierto Park is:Ojaistentie 44 31600 Jokioinen