Directions to Southern Konnevesi National Park
Southern Konnevesi National Park is located in the municipalities of Konnevesi and Rautalampi south of main road 69. It is approximately 80 km from Kuopio and approximately 110 km from Jyväskylä to Southern Konnevesi (recommended route by main road 69).
To the Hiking Trails
The hiking trails start from the Kalaja parking area. Starting points for the hiking trails.
By Car and Charter Bus
Kalaja parking area, Törmälän metsätie 136, Rautalampi. Space for approximately 50 cars. There may be delays in winter maintenance. Buses with sufficient ground clearance can bring customers to the Kalaja parking area, but must be parked in the Törmälä parking area.
Törmälä parking area, Konnekoskentie 552, Rautalampi. There is space for two buses and approximately 20 cars.
Vuori-Kalaja accessible parking area, Vuori-Kalajan metsätie 126, Rautalampi. This parking area is only intended for persons with reduced mobility. Space for four cars, no winter maintenance. Additional information on the gate key.
By Cruise Ship, Boat and Paddlecraft
Cruises are organised by E-K Lines (eklines.fi) and MVH-Palvelut (mvhpalvelut.fi). Cruises mainly depart from Häyrylänranta, Satamatie 60, Konnevesi.
Boat transports are organised by partner operators.
Canoes and kayaks can be rented at, for example, Hanhitapale fishing harbour and Häyrylänranta. Paddling equipment is rented by partner operators.
Launches and harbours
- Häyrylänranta, Konnevesi harbour, Satamatie 60, Konnevesi (hayrylanranta.fi, in Finnish).
- Kivisalmi, Rautalammintie 1935, Konnevesi.
- Kierinniemi, Kierinniementie 69, Rautalampi.
- Hanhitapale fishing harbour, Satamatie 143, Rautalampi.
- Pitkänpohjanlahti Bay, Pitkänpohantie 66, Rautalampi (Navigators do not recognise this address, the boat landing is located at the southern end of the Pitkänpohja Bay).
You can enter the national park by boat via Kivisalmi strait, which connects Northern and Southern Konnevesi. Northern Konnevesi has a channel connection to Lake Päijänne via Keitele.
Additional information on boating services.
By Public Transportation
The national park cannot be accessed by regularly scheduled bus services. The nearest bus stop (matkahuolto .fi) is called Konnekoski Th, which is located on main road 69 between Konnevesi and Rautalampi. It is 7 km from the bus stop to the trailheads.