Cave Leidarendi was formed when lava solidified on the ground’s surface but formed tunnels and caves underneath the cooled lava. Because navigating the tunnels is difficult if you don’t know them, I would recommend taking a guided tour of the caves. The guided tours will also allow you to learn more about the history of the cave such as how it was formed and the different rock formations that you can see throughout the cave. The cave was named Leidarendi or “End of the Journey” after a sheep’s carcass was found at the end of one of the tunnels that died hundreds of years ago. In the tunnels you will also see natural stalactites and other rock formations. At some points, the tunnels become very small and, therefore, crawling is occasionally needed. Although most of the caves are roomy, I would not recommend this tour for anyone who is uncomfortable in tight spaces, especially since tours can last a fairly long time. Overall, the tour of Cave Leidarendi is great for anyone who is looking for interesting scenery, a fascinating history lesson, and a fun hike.
Note:The map marker is approximate.