Juortanansalo - Lapinsuo Mire Reserve Directions and Maps
The Juortanansalo - Lapinsuo Mire Reserve is located in the vicinity of Finland's eastern border in the municipalities of Kuhmo and Suomussalmi.
You can best access the area by driving from Kuhmo towards Suomussalmi (No. 912) for about 49 km and turning east via Vartius to the road leading to Kostomuksha (No. 89). Continue on this road for about 16 km close to the Vartius border guard station, then turn north to Liekinvaarantie Road (No. 9127). There is an information board along the road at the point where the UKK Trail crosses Liekinvaarantie Road.
You can also get close to the area by taking a bus going to Vartius, but you should be aware that there are very few connections. For timetables, please visit the Matkahuolto website (www.matkahuolto.fi).
Starting Points for Excursions
There are no designated parking areas in the reserve. You can best access the trail from Liekinvaarantie Road (No. 9127) or the Kajaani - Kostomuksha road (No. 89). There is a small information board in Finnish at the point of access, which also contains a map of the area and an English summary.