Iso-Palonen - Maariansärkät Nature Reserve Directions and Maps 

Directions

The Iso-Palonen - Maariansärkät Nature Reserve is located in the northeastern part of Kuhmo near the Russian border.

Map of the surroundings of Iso-Palonen - Maariansärkät

By Car

  • From the centre of Kuhmo, take the Kuhmo - Suomussalmi road (No. 912) and drive for 35 km. Turn right (to the east) to a forest road leading to Iso-Palonen. Drive for about 8 km and you will find signposts to the parking areas of the hiking trails. The parking areas are the Matokangas parking area on the western side of Lake Iso-Palonen and the Valkeiskangas parking area on the northeastern side of Lake Iso-Palonen.

  • The forest road leading to Iso-Palonen is not ploughed in winter.

  • Driving directions to Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola.

By Public Transportation

The area cannot be reached by public transport.

Starting Points for Excursions

  • The parking areas are the Matokangas parking area on the western side of Lake Iso-Palonen and the Valkeiskangas parking area on the northeastern side of Lake Iso-Palonen.

  • The parking areas have information boards in Finnish, English and Russian.

  • Starting points for trails.

Maps

Electronic Maps

Map of Iso-Palonen - Maariansärkät.

 

Other Maps

  • Basic maps for the Kalliojoki Canoeing Route numbers 4413 12, 4414 07, 4414 10, 4432 01, 4432 04, 1:20 000. The maps can be purchased from the National Land Survey of Finland and well-stocked bookshops.

  • Terrain map 4432 Kalliojoki, 1:50 000. The map is sold by Karttakeskus, National Land Survey of Finland and well-stocked bookshops.

  • Terrain map Q544 Kauronkylä, 1:50 000. Map is sold by well-stocked bookstores, Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland.

  • Basic map Q5441 Kalliojoki, Q5442 Korkana, 1:25 000. Map is sold by well-stocked bookstores, Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland.

  • GT tiekartta Itä-Suomi: GT Roadmap Finland East, 2010, 1:250 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.

Map Sales Points

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