One of the largest dune fields in Southern Finland is located on the slopes of Hämeenkangas. Thousands of small sand mounds were formed ca. 9000 years ago when the area was located at the shores of the Ancylus lake. The area was very windy as there was no sheltering archipelago. Winds gathered the sand into series of small dunes that can be still seen in the pine forest as gentle mounds.
Nearby attractions: Hämeenkangas, Isokeidas mire, Geo-orienteering track of Jämi, History of the airfield of Jämi, The cooking shelter of Koivistonvati, The Koivistonvati kettle hole, The Kuninkaanlähde spring, The little stream starting from the Kuninkaanlähde spring, The Kylmänmyllynlähde spring, Augmented reality sandbox, At the shore of an ancient island, Niiniharju, Border stone, Ruskalaavu or "The Fall Colour Lean-to shelter", Erratic, The Soininharju esker, The Southern slope of Soininharju, Sand field on Soininharju, Changing landscape of Soininharju, The viewing tower at Soininharju, The formation of a kettle hole, The Uhrilähde spring, Viheräperänkeidas mire
Coordinates (WGS84): 61.76996, 22.73001
Keywords: Geokohde, Jämijärvi