Suwalki

suwalkiSuwalszczyzna is the name of the region that forms the northeastern corner of Poland, adjacent to the Lithuanian border. Blessed with vast forests, transparent water and clean air, it is not in the least surprising that every year the area draws large numbers of visitors. The most and naturally valuable parts of Suwalszczyzna are the Suwalski Natural Park, where you can find the country’s deepest lake, Lake Hancza (108.5 m), and Wigierski National Park with one of the most enchanting of Polish lakes, Lake Wigry. On the shore of the latter stands the 18th century Camaldolese Monastery, where the Pope John Paul II rested during his 1999 pilgrimage.

As Suwalszczyzna has the lowest population density in Poland, industry is almost nonexistent. This is obviously one of the reasons contributing to the almost undisturbed nature of the region. Everywhere you look there are beautiful landscapes with innumerable hills, many with sheer slopes, and a number lakes scattered among them.

HOW TO GET THERE 
There is no international airport in the region, the nearest airport with an international connection in Warsaw, some 300 km to the south-west of the regions most significant town of Suwalki. The train takes about 5 hours from Warsaw, while it is longer by bus. Suwalki is accessible from the following European cities: Tallinn in Estonia, Riga in Latvia and Vilnius in Lithuania. National road 61 runs through the region, linking Warsaw with Suwalki.

 

A LIST OF HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS IN POLAND

Beskid Makowski
Beskid Maly
Beskid Mountains (East)
Beskid Mountains (West)
Beskid Niski
Beskid Sadecki
Beskid Slaski
Beskid Wyspowy
Beskid Zywiecki
Bialowieza Forest
Biebrza River
Bieszczady
Bory Tucholskie
Gdansk Bay and Hel Peninsula
Gorce
Greater Poland National Park
Holy Cross Mountains
Ilawa Lakes
Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska
Kampinos & Lowicz area
Karkonosze Mountains
Kaszuby
Kurpie
Lake Zegrze and lower Narew
Lubusz Lakeland
Masuria
Masuria (centre)
Masuria (East)
Narew River
Pieniny
Podhale
Polesie
Pomerania and Slowinski National Park
Roztocze
Sowie and Kamienne Mountains
Stolowe Mountains and Klodzka Land
Suwalki
Tatra Mountains
Vistula Spit and Zulawy Wislane
Warmia
Warsaw area
Western Pomerania