Services in Leivonmäki National Park

Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

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.–20.2.2022. 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.
Rutajoki river is flooding. Koskikaran kierros -trail and Rutalahti connecting trail are closed.

Customer Service

Tel. int. +358 206 39 5270 (mon-fri 09:00-15:00) 

The information boards at Selänpohja and Kirveslampi parking areas give information about Leivonmäki National Park.

Logo-products of the nationalpark for sale in Teboil Leivonmäki and in Natural History Museum of Central Finland in Jyväskylä around the year, and in cafe Leivonen at Selänpohja and cafe Letkaliiteri (, in Finnish) in Rutalahti, Joutsa during summertime.

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the National Park

Meals, where to buy and prepare


Summercafe Leivonen at Selänpohja parking area.

Opening hours 2020:

  • 1.5. - 20.9.2020 on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In July also on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Closed on rainy days or on hard wind, check from here (, in Finnish).
  • Due to the coronavirus, the café operates with special arrangements as a take away cafe.
  • Contact info: Sirkku Majori +358 405734280

Campfire Sites

  • Lintuniemi: eldplats (halvkåtan och en separat eldplats)
  • Joutsniemi: eldplats (vindskydd och en separat eldplats)
  • Soimalampi: eldplats (vindskydd)
  • Harjujärvi: eldplats (halvkåtan)
  • Niinisaari: eldplats (vindskydd)
  • AVVECKLAD 8/2020: Koskikara: eldplats (kokskjul)

Please note that lighting campfires is forbidden also at the campfire places if the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect. Check the current warnings (

Drinking Water

  • Surface water, such as water from lakes, rivers and brooks should be boiled before drinking, because the quality of the water varies in different areas.
  • Drinking water from the parks water-system is at each person's own risk.

Waste Management

  • There are no waste-bins in the area. Measures should be taken in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a dry toilet and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire.
  • Read more about Hiking without Littering.


  • There is a dry toilet at Selänpohja parking area.
  • There are dry toilets at every campfire site.
  • There is an accessible dry toilet at Lake Harjujärvi campfire shelter.

Overnight Stays

Camping and Lean-to Shelters

  • Temporary camping is allowed in the vicinity of campfire sites. The best places for camping are Lintuniemi and Harjujärvi camping sites (about 5-7 tents).
  • Lean-to shelters Soimalampi, Joutsniemi and Niinisaari are suitable for four people to stay overnigt in each.

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Services for the Disabled

  • Luupään lenkki Circle Trail in the southern part of the National Park was designed so that disabled visitors could also be able to enjoy it. The portion of the trail from the shore of Lake Harjujärvi to Lake Turasenlammit is 700 m long. It is very wide and has duckboards and is therefore accessible by wheelchair. On the shore of Lake Harjujärvi there is a campfire shelter especially designed for use by the disabled, as well as a dry toilet for the disabled. Harjujärvi campfire shelter can be reached by cars or taxis for the disabled, but there is a locked barrier on the road. To get the key to the barrier, please contact Metsähallitus customer service.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • The village of Leivonmäki (12 km from the National Park) has a a shop, post office services, a pharmacy and a taxi.

""Lighting campfires is forbidden also at the campfire places in Leivonmäki National Park if the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect. Check the current warnings ( 

Leivonmäki Brochure 

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