Directions

Iivaara is located in Southern Kuusamo 31 km south of the centre of Kuusamo on the eastern side of main road 5 (E63). The nearest villages are Hiltunen and Pikkarainen. The nearest Metsähallitus service point is Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu.

Map on the surroundings of Iivaara Nature Reserve

By car

  • By car From Kuusamo, drive 16 km along Kajaanintie road (main road 5 /E63) to the Lämsänkyläntie junction. Hiltusentie junction is 6 km down the Lämsänkyläntie road. Continue 19 km along Hiltusentie road until you reach the Iivaara parking area on your left, which is also the starting point of the trail.
  • Hiltusentie parking area is the closest parking area near Iivaara, and is also the northern starting point of the Iivaara Trail. The summit of Iivaara hill is around 3.5 km from the parking area.
  • Driving instructions to Hossa Visitor Centre, Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu and Oulanka Visitor Centre.
  • For more detailed parking area addresses, please see below under Starting Points for Excursions.

Starting points for Excursions

Maps 

Electronic Maps

Map of Iivaara Nature Reserve

Other maps

  • Terrain map S541 Iivaara, 1:50 000. Maps are sold by well-stocked bookstores, Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland. 
  • Basic map S5413 Tammela, 1:25 000. Maps are sold by well-stocked bookstores, Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland. 
  • Terrain maps 4523 08 Pikkarainen, 4523 09 Kemilä and 4523 11 Yli-Värttö, 1:20 000. Maps are sold by well-stocked bookstores, Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland. 
  • Terrain maps4523+4541 Poussu, 1:50 000. Maps are sold by well-stocked bookstores, Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland. 
  • GT tiekartta Pohjois-Suomi: GT Roadmap North-Finland, 2013, 1:400 000. Maps are sold by well-stocked bookstores and Karttakeskus. 

Maps Sales Points