Hiidenportti National Park

Sights and scenery Birdwatching Hiking Hiking Ski cross-country off trails Snowshoeing Pick berries and mushrooms Fishing Learn in nature

The emblem of Hiidenportti National Park - Great Grey OwlThe canyons of Hiidenportti are an impressive sight. Along the path leading to the main gorge you can experience shady spruce forest, a flowery meadow and woodland that used to be cleared periodically by slash-and-burn farmers. The park has many fascinating places and stories for anyone interested in cultural history to discover.

Rugged Rocky Gorges in the Wild Backwoods

Location of Hiidenportti National Park in FinlandLocation: In the Kainuu Region, in Sotkamo (www.sotkamo.fi). Read more

Arrival: By car. Read more

Activities: Trekking, admiring the sights and the views, photographing the scenery. Read more

Sights: Hiidenportti Gorge and the rocky landscape, the old wilderness forests and the slopes shaped by slash-and-burn farming, the meadow in an old yard. Read more

Suitability: For hikers and trekkers looking for peace and quiet. Also well-suited to inexperienced hikers, groups of students and other group trips. Not suitable for the disabled.

Services: The Palolampi rental hut is available for hire for group meals. A nature information shelter, a cooking shelter, campfire sites and firewood, dry toilets. Read more

Trails: Marked trails (30 km) from easy to demanding. Read more

This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/hiidenportti

The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, address: Lentiirantie 342, 88900 Kuhmo, Finland.

Customer Service

Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola
Tel. int. +358 206 39 6380, +358 40 825 6060


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