Drinking Water

  • Drinking water points along the Peura Main Trail
    • Well at Sysilampi open wilderness hut and rental hut
    • Well at Valvatti open wilderness hut
  • Drinking water points along the Hirvaa Circle Trail
  • The surface water from the lakes, rivers and brooks must be boiled before use. Water in the springs and running water in the brooks is usually good for drinking. However, the quality of the water cannot be monitored, so the use of natural water is at your own risk.
  • Look at the tips for outdoors drinking water in Hiking in Finland -pages.


Waste Management

  • Peura Trail is a Hiking Without Littering area.There are no waste-bins in the area. Measures should be taken in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a toilet or compost and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire.
  • There is a recycling point at Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut, where visitors can sort compost waste, glass, metal and mixed waste.


Firewood Supply

Firewood maintenance for open and wilderness huts as well as campfire sites is done during winter. The wood which is brought to these locations is in the form of ready chopped logs and thicker trunks which must be sawed and chopped by visitors. Saws and axes can be found in woodsheds at each location.

Firewood Maintenance and Waste Management

  • Metsähallitus Natural Heritage Services Southern Finland and Natural Heritage Services Ostrobothnia are responsible for firewood maintenance and waste management along Peura trail. For more information contact Seitseminen Customer Service, tel. 0206 39 5270.
  • The municipality of Kinnula (www.kinnula.fi, in Finnish) handles firewood maintenance and waste management at Nielujärvi lean-to shelter.


Toilets

Each open and reservable wilderness hut along Peura Trail has a dry toilet. There are also dry toilets next to each lean-to shelter except for at Ahvenlampi lean-to shelter. Additionally there are also dry toilets at campfire sites on the north side of Lake Valkeinen. Biodegradable waste can be left in dry toilets.


Overnight stays

Camping and Lean-to Shelters

  • InSalamajärvi National Park camping out is allowed in the camping sites, and in the vicinity of campfire sites and shelters.
  • Outside of the national park camping by the side of the trail is an Everyman's Right (www.ym.fi). We recommend however that you camp in the vicinity of lean-to shelters, campfire sites and wilderness huts. Lighting campfire sites is only permitted at campfire sites. When there is a forest fire warning in effect fires may only be lit in wilderness hut fireplaces which have flues.
    • The campfire sites and lean-to shelters found outside of Salamajärvi National Park, along the main trail are listed here from south to north: Pikku-Syrjä lean-to shelter, Ahvenlampi lean-to shelter, Iso-Valvatti campfire site, Vähä-Valvatti campfire site, Lehtosenjärvi kota-lean-to shelter, Jatkonjärvi campfire site, Pökkelöniemi campfire site, Iso-Vänttäläinen campfire site, Koukkunen Lapp/pole tent, Kirves-Heikki campfire site, Ahveroinen lean-to shelter and Musta campfire site.
    • The campfire sites and lean-to shelters found outside of Salamajärvi National Park, along the Hirvaan kierros circle trail are listed here from west to east: Ahvenlampi lean-to shelter, Iso-Valvatti campfire site, Vähä-Valvatti campfire site, Lehtosenjärvi Lapp pole tent/lean-to shelter, Sääksjärvi lean-to shelter and Nielujärvi lean-to shelter.

Open Wilderness Huts and Rental Huts

  • Along the trail there are 5 open wilderness huts and 2 rental huts (in Finnish). The huts are listed here from south to north:
    • Sysilampi, open wilderness  hut 
    • Sysilampi, rental hut 
    • Pitkälahti, open wilderness hut 
    • Valvatti, open wilderness hut 
    • Raatejärvi, open wilderness hut 
    • Raatejärvi, rental hut 
    • Saarijärvi, open wilderness hut 

Valvatti open wilderness hut. Photo: Riikka Mansikkaviita


Other Services

Numerous companies, which work in cooperation with Metsähallitus, offer for example lodging and restaurant services along the trail.

For more information on the region's lodging services, restaurants and nature tourism services is available from municipalities or their shared tourism service sites:

Services Offered by Partners along Peura Trail