The Hytermä area is accessible to visitors all year round on a self-guide basis, but the buildings are locked.
Directions and Maps
By Car and Boat
The Hytermä Nature Reserve is only accessible by boat. In summer, rowing boats are available for rent at the Kahvila Katrianna (cafe) in Kerimäki (Puruvedentie 63). The boat landing is 30km from Savonlinna. Turn to Kerimäki centre from road 71. From the centre, turn on to Hälväntie by the church, continue on to Tavisalontie that becomes Hälvänsaarentie. Drive along Hälvänsaarentie for 7km until you see a sign pointing to the left, "Hytermän veneet", for the boats to Hytermä. From the boat landing the shortest distance by boat to Hytermä is about 400 metres. The distance from the boat landing to Hytermä boat jetty is around 900 metres.
Instructions and Rules for Hytermä
The Nature Reserve Protection Order (of 1932) Governing the Area
Forbids the Following:
- All kinds of arbitrary violation of and damage to the forest,
- land extraction, use for cultivation and removal of stones,
- grazing of animals, damaging of fauna, flora and dead parts of plants and minerals, and collection of related material,
- all types of open fire and
The forest needs to be managed with silvicultural expertise, for the sole purpose of maintaining natural beauty.