Directions to Tiilikkajärvi National Park

Tiilikkajärvi National Park is located for the most part in the municipality of Rautavaara. It is on the north side of road 87. Tiilikkajärvi is 80 km from Iisalmi, 75 km from Kajaani, 55 km from Nurmes and 90 km from Kuopio.

To the Hiking Trails

The Sammakkotammi parking area is a good place to start exploring the park. Pohjoisniemi parking area is another great place to set off on the trails. Starting points for the hiking trails.

By Car to Tiilikkajärvi

Sammakkotammi parking area, Valtimontie 1095, Rautavaara (road no. 87). Space for approximately 20 cars. During snowy winter months, the parking area is smaller.

Pohjoisniemi parking area, Kajaanintie 1655, Rautavaara (road no. 870). The address is for the forest road to Pohjoisniemi. Space for approximately 15 cars. The road to the Pohjoisniemi trailhead from main road no. 87 is not ploughed, but space for a few cars is cleared at the intersection. Visitors can ski along the roadway to the park from here.

Metsäkartano Youth Centre and Nature Holiday Resort, Metsäkartanontie 700, Rautavaara. Maintained year round.

Konttikangas parking area, Pumpulikirkontie, Rautavaara. Space for 5 cars. No winter maintenance. 

By Bus to Rautavaara

The closest bus station ( is in Rautavaara which is 15 km from the national park.