From Rovaniemi it is 100 km to Koivuköngäs and 115 km to Saukkovaara. To get to either place take road 81 (Rovaniemi-Posio) from Rovaniemi. From Posio it is 30 km to Saukkovaara along the Posio-Rovaniemi road. To Lapiosalmi 20 km by way of road Posio-Ranua. There is a forest road by which you can get from Saukkovaara to Lapiosalmi and to Voho in the west.
Directions from road 81 (Rovaniemi-Posio): At the village of Pernu turn right onto a local road at the sign for Selänsalmi. Drive for about 2 km and turn right at the sign to Korouoma. From this intersection it is about 3 km along a forest road to Saukkovaara, where you can find a parking area and information boards.