Directions

Nuortti Hiking Trail is located in Urho Kekkonen National Park in the northern part of the municipality of Savukoski close to the Russian border. The trail is on the north side of road 9671 (Savukoski - Tulppio).

By Car

  • By car you can reach the starting point for Nuortti Hiking Trail at the south-eastern boundary of Urho Kekkonen National Park. The trail's starting point is approximately 93 km from the municipal centre of Savukoski. From Savukoski take road 9671 (Savukoski - Tulppio) for 80 km at which point you will reach Tulppio. From Tulppio turn left onto a forest road. Follow the forest road for 13 km at which point you will reach Haukijärvenoja parking area near the boundary of Urho Kekkonen National Park.
  • Driving directions to Savukoski Visitor Centre Korvatunturi.
Map of the surroundings of Nuortti Hiking Trail © Metsähallitus 2008

By Public Transportation

  • When travelling to the River Nuorttijoki, which is in the eastern most part of Urho Kekkonen National Park, the closest visitors can get by coach (www.matkahuolto.fi) is the municipal centre of Savukoski. Always check timetables in advance. From the municipal centre of savukoski it is still 90 km to the boundary of Urho Kekkonen National Park and the starting point for Nuortti Hiking Trail.
  • There are coaches from Rovaniemi, Kemijärvi and Sodankylä to the municipal centre of Savukoski.
  • From Kemijärvi train you can take a bus to Pelkosenniemi. The easiest way to get further to Savukoski is using call taxi, that needs to be reserved a day before, tel. +35840 730 6484. From Savukoski towards Tulppio you can take a taxi. The taxi service is provided by Korvatunturin Taksi, tel. +35840 730 6484 and Kemihaaran Loma, tel. +35840 538 7969. These service providers offer also transportation from Kemijärvi train station and airports, as well as car transport service.

Maps

Electronic Maps

Nuortti Hiking Trail

Other Maps

  • Urho Kekkonen National Park waterproof outdoor map, 1:100 000. Karttakeskus 2016. The map is sold by Savukoski Visitor Centre Korvatunturi, Tankavaara Visitor Centre, Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava, Saariselkä Customer Service Kiehinen, Karttakeskus and by well-stocked bookstores.
  • Itäkaira Nuortti Korvatunturi Waterproof topographic map, 1:50,000, Karttakeskus 2017. The map is sold by Karttakeskus and by well-stocked bookstores.
  • Terrain maps V513 and V531, 1:50,000, Karttakeskus 2007. The map is sold by Karttakeskus and by the National Land Survey of Finland.
  • Retkeily GT Pohjois-Suomi: Outdoor GT Map Northern Finland, 2016, 1:400 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.

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