Directions to Kurjenrahka National Park
Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–26.1.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.
In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.
Kurjenrahka National Park is located west of Turku - Yläne road (no. 204), 35 km north of the City of Turku. Vaskijärvi Strict Nature Reserve is located 10 km northwest of Kurjenrahka, north of Yläne - Mynämäki road (no. 2020). Vaskijärvi is 40 km from Turku.
To the Hiking Trails
Trails begin from the Kurjenpesä Nature Information Hut as well as the Pukkipalo, Rantapiha, Vajosuo and Töykkälä parking areas. The Vaskijärvi Nature Reserve trail begins from the Elijärvenkulma parking area. Starting points for the hiking trails.
By Bus to Kurjenrahka
There is a bus service (matkahuolto.fi) from Turku and Säkylä to Kurjenrahka. Express services stop at Kuhankuono, which is on the Turku-Säkylä road (no. 204), roughly 500 metres from the Kurjenpesä Nature Information Hut.
Local buses 21 and 23 (foli.fi) from Turku Puutori run to the Kuhankuono stop from spring to autumn. The nearest trails begin 200 metres from thte stop, and the Kuhankuono boundary mark is roughly 1 km away. Not every service runs all the way to Kuhankuono, terminating instead at Tortinmäki, which is roughly 6 km from Kuhankuono and Vajosuo.
By Train to Turku
The closest train station (vr.fi) to Kurjenrahka National Park is in Turku.
By Car to Kurjenrahka
Kurjenpesä Nature Information Hut parking area, Kuhankuonontie 67, Pöytyä. Winter maintenance.
Pukkipalo parking area, Paltantie, Nousiainen. Winter maintenance.
Rantapiha parking area, Savojärventie, Nousiainen. Winter maintenance.
Töykkälä parking area, Vällintie, Rusko. Winter maintenance.
Vajosuo parking area, Vajosuontie, Rusko. Winter maintenance.
Elijärvenkulma parking area, Honkilahdentie, Pöytyä. Winter maintenance. The only parking area in the Vaskijärvi Nature Reserve.
Please note that there may be delays in ploughing the parking areas in wintertime.