Directions to Pyhä-Häkki National Park

17.1.2022
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.–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.

The Pyhä-Häkki National Park is located west of main road 4 in the municipality of Saarijärvi. Saarijärvi-Viitasaari road (road no. 6510) passes through the park. It is 85 km from Jyväskylä to Pyhä-Häkki.

To the Hiking Trails

The national park trails start from the park's information point. Starting points for the hiking trails.

By Car to Pyhä-Häkki

Pyhä-Häkki parking area, Viitasaarentie 2119, Saarijärvi (road no. 6510). Space for approximately 40-50 cars. The parking area is also open in the winter, but there is less space for parking.

Entering the park via Häkkiläntie (road no. 6501) is not recommended due to its poor condition.

By Bus to Saarijärvi or Viitasaari

There is no public transport to the national park. The nearest bus connections are to Saarijärvi, 22 km from the park and to Viitasaari, 39 km from the park. 

  • There is a bus connection (matkahuolto.fi) to Saarijärvi from Jyväskylä (bus stop Saarijärvi 1 or 2), Kokkola and Vaasa (bus stop Herajärvi I or Vanha Pappila I).
  • In Viitasaari, express buses (matkahuolto.fi) stop on main road 4 (bus stop Viitasaari bus station). Some buses also stop on main road at bus stop Hännilänsalmi P, from which it is 35 km to the park parking area.

Transport Services to Pyhä-Häkki

The nearest transport services can be found in Saarijärvi and Viitasaari.

See also transport services of partner operators.