Karhunpolku trail (Patvinsuo to Ruunaa) bridge has been renewed

(Updated 2nd of June 2022)

Karhunpolku, trail which runs from Patvinsuo to Ruunaa hiking area and further to Kuhmo, is again in condition for hiking. The Niittykoski bridge on the Häähnijoki river has been reconstructed. The duckboards might still be under water after Aittakoski.

The crossing boats of Airovirta, Naukuniemi and Vastuuniemi available

(Updated 17th of May 2022)

The crossing boats at Airovirta, Naukuniemi and Vastuuniemi are now available. The crossing boats are usable at the demanding route of Koskikierros Circle Trail (31 km, northern and southern parts, crossing the river using simple suspension bridges).

The crossing boats make shortcuts possible in the Koskikierros Circle Trail, by halving the trail in two shorter routes: Neitijärven kierros Trail (22 km, only the northern part, a boat crossing at Airovirta) and Vastuuniemen kierros Trail (11 km, only the southern part, a boat crossing at Murroojärvi, Vastuuniemi).

Check out Ruunaa's maps and trails when planning your hiking trip.

The maintenance of the campfire sites has carried out

(Updated 24th of March 2022)
The maintenance of Ruunaa Hiking Area campfire sites has been completed. Firewood has been delivered to the campfire sites and other maintenance work at the campfire sites has been carried out.

Anttonen's campfire site at Neitisaari's southern end moved

(Updated 16th of February 2022)

The Anttonen campfire site at the southern end of Neitisaari, 2.5 km southeast of the Ruunaa Outdoor Centre, has been relocated due to low usage. The Neitisaari lean-to with its campfire site is still at the northern part of Neitisaari.

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Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19

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