Walking Hiking Birdwatching Walk on a nature trail Ski cross-country on maintained trails  Ski cross-country off trails Fishing Hunting Bär- och svampplockning

What can one do in Martimoaapa?

Walk on Marked Trails

The Martimoaapa Hiking Trail, 12.8 km, passes through the mire reserve, and the JärviaapaTrail, 9 km, is a circular trail that starts from Hangassalmenaho. The Järviaapa Trail is well suited for a day trip. In addition, the skiing trail that passes through the western part of the area also functions as a hiking trail in summer.

Hikers on the Järviaapa Trail. Photo: Juha Paso

Go Wilderness Trekking

The area's wilderness huts make over-night hikes easy.

Go Bird Watching

The mire reserve is a bird watchers' paradise. Birds can be observed for example from one of the area's three bird watching towers located on the north side of Lake Martimojärvi, on top of Keski-Penikka Hill and on the children's nature trail. All three towers are situated on trails and are easily accessible.

Red-Throated Diver. Photo: Jorma Luhta

Walk on Nature Trail

Hangassalmenaho parking area is the starting point for a 3-km-long children's nature trail with fairytale themes.

Ski Cross-country on Maintained Trail and off Trails

The 36 km-long Lautiosaari - Puukkokumpu ski-route passes through the western part of the area. At Martimoaapa you can also ski cross-country off the trails.

Go Ski Trekking

Especially in spring when the snow crust is hard you can take day-trips or ski hikes lasting several days. The area's wilderness huts offer shelter for the night.

Skiers on Martimoaapa. Photo: Olli Vainio

Go Fishing

Go Hunting

Hunting of small game is allowed if you have a permit for area 2618 Keminmaa - Simo. Permits can be bought from Metsähallitus netstore (www.eräluvat.fi).

Go Berry and Mushroom Picking

Picking of berries and mushrooms is permitted in the reserve.