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.

Map of the surroundings of Juortanansalo - Lapinsuo

By Car

  • 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.
  • Driving directions to Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola.

By Public Transportation

  • 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.


Electronic Maps

Map of Juortanansalo-Lapinsuo.

Other Maps

  • Terrain map R531 Vartius, 1:50 000. Map is sold by well-stocked bookstores, Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland.
  • Terrain map R5314 Kuumu, R5323 Saarivaara, 1:25 000. Maps are sold by well-stocked bookstores, Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland.
  • Kalevalapuisto ulkoilukartta: Kalevalapark outdoor map, 1:50 000. Suomussalmi municipality 2008. The map is sold by Suomussalmi Tourist Information Office and Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola.
  • Terrain map number 4423, 1:20 000. The map can be purchased from Karttakeskus, Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola, the National Land Survey of Finland and well-stocked bookshops.
  • 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

Excursionmap.fi: Juortanansalo-Lapinsuo