Lake Päijänne ( ) is the
second largest lake in Finland ( ).
drains into the Gulf of
Finland via the Kymi River.
The major islands are Virmailansaari,
Salonsaari, Judinsalo, Onkisalo, Paatsalo, Muuratsalo, Haukkasalo
and Vuoritsalo. The word saari
means an island.
meant before a great island, nowadays it means a
great forest area. An underground aqueduct, Päijänne Water Tunnel,
connects the lake to Helsinki, providing
the capital area with water.
The deepest point in any lake
in Finland is located in Päijänne (95.3 m).
Map of Päijänne and its