What's Currently Happening in Tiilikkajärvi National Park
(Updated on 20 th November, 2023)
Lakes are started to freeze an there is snow on the ground. No skiis or snow shoes are needed at the moment. We recommend wearing sturdy footwear such as hiking shoes or winter boots.
Before the trip, check the length of the day, depth of the snow and the weather (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi). It is good to prepare for the trip with a headlamp or flashlight.
During the winter, only some roads inside the Tiilikkajärvi National Park are maintained. There is no winter maintenance on the road that leads to the Pohjoisniemi or Konttikangas parking areas. Sammakkotammi and Metsäkartano parking areas should be reachable also during the winter time.
Just to be sure, winter hikers could pack their cars with shovels and a small bag of sand in case of thick snow sheets and icy slippery hills or parking areas.
The new national park brochure map has been published. You can find it at nationalparks web site (PDF 8,3, Mt, Julkaisut.metsa.fi, brochure only in Finnish at the moment, map also in English). The trail maps at the starting points have not been updated yet.
Please ensure that dogs and other pets are kept on a leash at all times.
Please note that camping is only allowed at the Koseva and Venäjänhiekka camping areas. The restriction is in effect year-round. See restriction areas on the map (PDF 8,3, Mt, Julkaisut.metsa.fi, brochure only in Finnish at the moment, map also in English).
Winter Hiking Tips
(1st November 2023)
Get to know The Outdoor Guide to Finland’s National Parks. There you can find good instructions for preparing your next hike or outdoor excursion.
Please note that trails in the Tiilikkajärvi National Park do not have winter maintenance. Check the weather forecast and the current snow situation (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi). Prepare with supporting hiking boots and use snowshoes or forest skis in the deep snow. Check out the equipment rental opportunities offered by our partners.
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