Repovesi National Park
Repovesi National Park
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161kirsin
Helsinki172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
My friend and I did two one-day hikings. The first day: Koppelo trail which started from the Tervahärvi parking and was said to be 8,3 km. The route was very well marked. Mainly the trail was in the forests, there were quite s lot of peaks and troughs especially in the beginning ( we walked clock-wise). In the end the path was easier, but all in all the route was rockier than we thought and as the paths were very worn out, the roots of trees made walking sometimes difficult. There were couple of nice places for swimming. The day two: just a short Kettu ( Fox) trail, less than 4km. Quite easy route around the lake, the starting point at the Lapinsalmi parking. This trail obviously is the most popular among families with children. We walked ant-clock wise, which was a good choice as we could end our hiking at the Lapinsalmi hanging bridge, swim and then just walk 0,5km to the parking place. At the parking place there is a kiosk, we ate a salmon soup and a smoked reindoor soup, both excellent choices.
Written August 14, 2023
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Tomi Wickman
Helsinki, Finland2,912 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Good paths to walk. Nice hanging bridge. Ancient historical sacred places. Beautifull quiten originall nature.
Written August 19, 2019
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Ulla K
Tuusula, Finland12 contributions
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May 2013 • Friends
Looking for a place to see the best of Finnish nature? Repovesi National Park is one of the best places for this. It is just about 200km from the capital and the scenery is almost like from Kuusamo, the quite northern part of Finland.

In the park the trails are well marked and you can buy the map of the area from the gas stations around the area (for example Valkeala ABC). The trails are mostly just paths, but some parts can go along a dirt road. The altitudes are changing, so you need to keep a moderate speed. There are well kept fire places/ resting areas and couple of places where there is easy to put a tent. The sceneries are beautiful, the waters are clean, you can swim, you can paddle, you can come to a boat trip or come with a boat, walk some and call for a taxi boat to get you back to your place of beginning the trip.

The hiking routes vary in length, so with children you can just come from a car park about 1,2 km and have a picnic and swim and go back, or then you can go 5 km route or then even routes from one to two or three nights.

All the trash you bring has to be taken by you back, there are no trash containers. Wells are there to drink, they are marked into the map just like the places to lit a fire or put up a tent. Toilets you can find in almost every resting place, bring your own toilet paper.

For rock climbers there is almost the best place in Finland to practice, about 30 meters of cliffs, some of the routes are above the water (there is a little rowing boat to be used for landing or securing). This place is called Olhava. There is a place for camping just underneath the cliffs.

So, just go and enjoy the awesome silence, nature and clean air/water that this place is offering. :)
Written July 29, 2013
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Volker_12
Hannover, Germany37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Solo
A very good training are for hiking or water sports in Finland. Just a 2-3 hours drive from the capital Helsinki, Lapinsalmi is a good starting point for a 2 day hike. There are many campfire sites with plenty of wood and an axe, water is good after boiling. And there are 4 wells in the National Park, so cold drinking water is also no problem.

Most of the tracks are small, so you are only disturbed by other hikers. But some tracks and campfires are for bicycles and longer staying climbers, so a little more busy. But overall, still a very good start for a longer vacation in Finland.
Written October 24, 2013
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JariJK
Kouvola, Finland6,695 contributions
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Jul 2013 • Family
The best place to start visiting Repovesi National Park is Lapinsalmi (navigator address Riippusillantie 55). Other ports and parking places are Tervajärvi (navigator address Kivisilmäntie 720) and Saarijärvi (navigator address Kuismantie 990).

For short visits I recommend Ketunlenkki Circle Trail (5 kilometers, starting from Lapinsalmi) which goes through the main sights: the suspension bridge of Lapinsalmi, Katajavuori mountain and Fox Ferry (manual operated ferry). This is a 3-5-hours-hike. There are camp-fires and dry toilets (take your own toilet papers with you) on the route. If this is too long route for you, you can walk from the parking place to the suspension bridge (0.6 kilometers) and back.

Other good trails are Kaakkurinkierros Circle Trail (24 kilometers, 1-4 days) and Korpinkierros Circle Trail (4.5 kilometers, a 3-5-hours-hike).

There are also rental huts, lean-to shelters, cooking shelters and rental cabins in the national park. You can visit the national park individually or with the help of the services provided by local nature tourism enterprises.

There are also nice routes for canoeing in the national park. You can also take part in Kultareitti (Golden Route) cruises.
Written July 26, 2013
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destrocci
Bologna, Italy18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013
Beautiful walks around lakes and trees, nice places to stop and have grill or have a meal in relax (brought from home, there are no shops). Walking across the robe bridge is excting! :)
Written September 5, 2013
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JariJK
Kouvola, Finland6,695 contributions
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Aug 2015 • Family
Two years ago we were hiking in Repovesi and then we started our hike from Lapinsalmi (address Riippusillantie 55), which is the most popular starting point (the suspension bridge and Katajavuori viewpoint are easily accessible). Today (August 1st, 2015) we started our hike from Tervajärvi (address Kivisilmäntie 720). It is easy to find Tervajärvi if you follow traffic signs from the road number 15 which goes from Kouvola to Mäntyharju (and further to Mikkeli). The turning is from Tuohikotti to the road 369 (just before Tuohikotti ABC gas station).

Tervajärvi is a good starting point if you want to avoid the most congested hiking trails. The nearest campfire place is only 0.6 kilometers from Tervajärvi parking place. So this is a good place for a short hike with small children, too. However, there are also long trails which begin from Tervajärvi, e.g. Kaakkurinkierros trail (24 kilometers, 1-4 days). It goes through all main attractions in the national park.

We hiked from Tervajärvi parking place to Lojukoski, where we grilled sausages on a campfire. Then we went to Kuutinkanava and Talas and after that back to Tervajärvi parking place. So we hiked round the whole Lake Tervajärvi. This circle trail was about 8.3 kilometers and took about 5 hours. There were campfire places and dry toilets in Lojukoski, Kuutinkanava (also a cooking shelter) and Talas. Remember to take own toilet papers with you. Notice that there aren't any kiosks, cafeterias or other services at Tervajärvi parking place (only a dry toilet). However, this is a good place to take a swim.

On the route round Lake Tervajärvi we passed two foot bridges. We saw beautiful lake views and fabulous forests, forests with green moss everywhere like in a fairy tale. There is a very interesting historical attraction in Kuutinkanava, namely a log floating channel (270 meters) which was originally built in 1912. After that it was renovated in 1937 and 1956. Log floating between Lake Tervajärvi and Kuutinlahti Bay was stopped in 1968. The log floating channel was reconstructed in 1996.

There is the shooting range of the Finnish Defence Forces on the eastern side of Lake Tervajärvi. Don't be afraid if you see their signs which say that entry is prohibited. You are allowed to hike on marked trails. Sometimes you may hear the remote noise of the shooting range but it isn't dangerous.

There is also the Saarijärvi entrance (address Kuismantie 990) to the Repovesi National Park. It is the best place to hike along peaceful trails to the majestic 50-metre-high hill of Olhavanvuori.

I highly recommend hiking in Repovesi National Park. Views are very beautiful and there aren't as many mosquitoes here as in Lapland.
Written August 1, 2015
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Jokke58
Kouvola, Finland52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
One of Finland's National Parks to enjoy real nature and peace. There are pathways to go, you don't get lost! You can make your own fire to fry sausages and to have some rest with you and your friends. You can sometimes see wild animals, at least a lot of birds there.
Written May 27, 2014
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LaThuile
Espoo, Finland193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
The park has plenty of trails, of course, most of the time demanding due to ascent and descent. In particular Katajavuori, as well as Mustalamminvuori's tower opens the spectacular scenery in a national park. For children the most memorable was the Lapinsalmi suspension bridge and Määkijäniemi ferry.
Fire places are located at nice places, for example Kuutinkanava. There is plenty of shelters, a sandy swimming beach, a few campfire site, as well as space for camping.
Written July 23, 2014
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Jani K
Kouvola, Finland55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
Went hiking with children of 9 and 6 years. Entered from Terväjärvi entrance that can be a bit difficult to find if you are not familiar with the area. For newcomers Lapinsalmi is easier to get to. On first day we walked 5km in 2 hours via Lojukoski to Kirnukangas and set up a tent there.

There is a small open sided shelter (laavu), fireplace and toilet at Kirnukangas. You can even wash yourself in the small pond nearby if you don´t mind the cold water.

After a good nights sleep we continued towards Mustalamminvuori hill. On top of the hill there is a wooden tower from which there is a great view to the park area.

From Mustalamminvuori we continued to Kuutinlahti and cooked some lunch there before walking back to Tervajärvi. On this second day we hiked some 7km.

Paths were good and well marked but it helps to have some sort of map with you.
All in all a Great place and well worth spending a day or two!
Written August 21, 2012
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