Explore Open Bogs and Sandy Shores in Bear Country
Location: In North Karelia Region in the areas of Lieksa (www.lieksa.fi,in Finnish) and Ilomantsi (www.ilomantsi.fi, in Finnish). Read more
Arrival: By car. Read more
Activities: Hiking, birdwatching, canoeing. Read more
Sights: Lake Suomunjärvi with sandy beaches, wide expanses of mires with their natural products, large predators. Fishermen's sauna at Kuikkaniemi Bay. A charcoal pit and war history. Read more
Suitability: Suitable for visitors of all ages all year. Access for wheelchairs, if assisted, from Suomu Nature Information Hut to the campfire site by Lake Suomunjärvi.
Services: Suomu Nature Information Hut and café, guided tours in nature, campfire sites, cooking shelters, camping sites, a lean-to-shelter, Suomu House for rent, in summer, indoor accommodation in Suomu Nature Information Hut, saunas for rent, dry toilets, caravan parking area, equipment rental, study material for nature schools and environmental education. Services of cooperating partners are also available. Read more
Trails: A total of some 80km of marked circular trails and nature trails (3–25km), connection to the extensive Karelian Circuit network of hiking trails. Read more
This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/patvinsuo
The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. Address: Urheilukatu 3 A, 81700 Lieksa, Finland.