Services in Tiilikkajärvi National Park

Customer Service

  • The main information point is Sammakkotammi. The Information Point is located by road 5850 on the shore of Lake Sammakkojärvi.
  • More information: Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the National Park

Hikers at a campfire place on a beach, with the lake and the forest in the background.

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare


Cafe Konkelo's (, in finnish) crepe café is located near the Sammakkotammi parking area. The café is open between June and August 2022 Tue-Sat from 10 am to 5 pm.  Weather reservation. From the café you can buy crepes, coffee, sandwiches and juice boxes. Groups by prior arrangement. Please double check the opening hours from the cafe's own website.

Campfire Sites

The park's campfire sites are located:

  • At Sammakkotammi
  • At Uitonkämppä Rental Hut
  • At Koirakivi rock
  • At Koseva and Venäjänhiekka camping sites
  • Campfires are not allowed while a wildfire warning is in effect. Check the current warnings (  
    • This ban does not apply to the stove in the Koseva open wilderness hut.

Drinking Water

  • A well can be found on the grounds of Uitonkämppä rental hut, but the quality of water doesn't fill the requirements set for the household water (Set on July 2021). The latest water quality raport can be found next to the well.
  • Surface waters, like that in lakes, rivers and streams should be boiled, before drinking it as water quality varies from one area to another.

Waste Management

  • There are no waste-bins in the National Park. Measures should be taken in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. Take all other waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking without Littering.
  • Dry toilets in the area serve as composters and by campfire sites there are instructions about what wastes can be burned. 

A wooden latch with carvings depicting birds.Toilets

Dry toilets can be found:

  • At the Sammakkotammi information point
  • In the vicinity of Uitonkämppä rental hut and Tiilikanautio
  • At Koirakivi rock
  • At Pohjoisniemi parking area
  • At Koseva and Venäjänhiekka camping sites

Bring your own toilet paper.

A canoeist resting near their canoe on beach bordered by a forest.

Overnight Stays


Tiilikkajärvi National Park has two camping sites:

  • Venäjänhiekka camping site at Venäjänhiekka Beach.
  • Koseva camping site in the centre of Cape Pohjoisniemi.

The shore is covered by untouched snow. There is one tent on the shore whose bright red colour stands out against the white landscape.

Open Wildernesshut

Koseva (2 persons). The open wilderness hut is located by Lake Tiilikka about midway along the southern shore of Pohjoisniemi headland which stretches far into the lake. Distance is 2 km from Pohjoisniemi parking.

Rental Hut

Two children make faces at the photographer from a hut bunk bed.Uitonkämppä rental hut is intended for summer time use of organised group outdoor tours. It is situated in the centre of Tiilikkajärvi National Park, 3,5 km from Sammakkotammi parking area.

Where to Wash

The sauna at Uitonkämppä is included in the rent.

A campfire place and a table with benches on a beach. In the forest in the background there are two small buildings.

Services for the Disabled

There are no special services for the disabled in the area.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

The closest shops, banks, petrol stations and other services can be found in the municipality centre of Rautavaara (, in Finnish), which is 15 km from Tiilikkajärvi National Park.

Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings ( 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

Tiilikkajärvi Brochure

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Reservations for Huts

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