Directions

The trail leads along the east side of main road 2 (Helsinki - Pori), in the municipality of Tammela about 100 km from Helsinki and 15 km from Forssa.

By Car

  • To get to Ruostejärvi Recreation Area take main road 2 (Helsinki - Pori road). Turn off the main road according to signposts pointing to Häme Visitor Centre (Hämeen luontokeskus), drive for 1.5 km and turn left into the recreation area and visitor centre parking area. If approaching the area along road 2824 (Härkätie road) from the direction of Porras Village turn right into the parking area according to the signposts.
  • To get to the Folk Park of Saari take main road 10 (Turku - Hämeenlinna road) and turn from there onto road 2821 (Myllykyläntie road) about 45 km from Hämeenlinna and about 12 km from Forssa. Drive along road 2821 for about 4 km and turn left onto road 2823 in the direction of Porras Village. From the intersection it is about 5 km to the park's parking area. When approaching from the direction of main road 2 (Helsinki - Pori road) or road 54 (Hollola - Riihimäki - Tammela road) turn onto road 2824 (Härkätie road). Follow this road up to Porras Village. From the village turn towards Forssa and drive 5 km to the park's parking area.
  • To get to Eerikkilä Sports Institute turn off main road 2 according to signposts (Eerikkilän urheiluopisto) about 100 km from Helsinki and 15 km from Forssa onto road 2824 (Härkätie road). From the intersection it is a 4 km drive to the sports institute.

Directions of Ruostejärvi - Saari Trail


By Public Transportation

  • Several express coaches travel daily along main road 2. On the southwest side of Häme Visitor Centre there is a coach stop at the Eerikkilä intersection, from where it is a 1.5 km walk to Häme Visitor Centre along road 2824 (Härkätie road). Coach timetables can be found on the Matkahuolto website (www.matkahuolto.fi).
  • Local coaches travel past Folk Park of Saari at regular intervals (www.matkahuolto.fi). There is a bus stop for local buses near the park, a few hundred metres from the parking area. The nearest express coach stop (www.expressbus.com) is situated on main road 10 at the Tammela intersection 10 km from the area.
  • Journey.fi provides information on public transportation (www.journey.fi)

Maps

Electronic Maps

Map of Ruostejärvi - Saari Trail

Other Maps

  • Häme Lake Uplands outdoor map (Hämeen järviylängön ulkoilukartta),
    1:55 000,
    Karttakeskus 2010. The map is sold by Häme Nature Centre, Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Terrain maps 2024 09, 2113 07 and 2113 10, 1:20 000. Maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Terrain maps L422 and L421, 1:50 000. Maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Retkeily GT Etelä-Suomi: Outdoor GT map Southern Finland, 2012, 1:250 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.

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