Directions

From the centres of the municipalities of Kivijärvi, Kinnula and Perho, it is 20-25 km to Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut.

By Car

  • When coming from the south: From the main road 13 (Äänekoski - Kokkola) there are signs for the National Park at the village of Möttönen in Perho. The distance to Koirasalmi in the National Park is about 20 km. From Möttönen Village, turn north-east towards Kivijärvi, road 6520. From the road 6520 (Perho - Kivijärvi) turn north to Koirasalmi road (=Koirasalmentie), following the signs.
  • When coming from the east: From Kivijärvi drive road 6520 towards Perho. Distance to the National Park is 20 km. Turn right to Koirasalmi road (=Koirasalmentie), following the signs to the National Park.

For more detailed parking area addresses, please see below under Starting Points for Excursions.

Map of the surroundings of Salamajärvi National Park

By Public Transportation

  • There are coach services (www.matkahuolto.fi) from Jyväskylä to Kivijärvi, Perho and the village of Möttönen in Perho. From Kokkola there is coach service to Perho and the village of Möttönen in Perho. From Möttönen you need to take a taxi from the TB petrol station to get to Koirasalmi.
  • From Perho and Kinnula there are bus services (www.matkahuolto.fi) on weekdays to the village of Salamajärvi, near the western end of the National Park.
  • Journey.fi provides information on public transportation to Salamajärvi (www.journey.fi)

Starting Points for Excursions

  • Parking areas: Koirasalmi (Koirasalmentie 1220, Kivijärvi. Attention! It is possible that the navigators do not recognize the address), Huttukangas (Koirasalmentie, Kivijärvi), Heikinlampi (Koirasalmentie, Kivijärvi), Risuperä (Perhontie, Kivijärvi), Sysilampi (Sysilammentie 771, Perho), Erijärvi (Salamajärventie, Perho) and Koirajokivarsi (Perhontie, Kinnula). Koirasalmi, Huttukangas and Erijärvi parking areas are open also during the wintertime.
  • More precise parking area addresses are not available. Parking area addresses are in Finnish to be used in navigators.
  • It is easiest to start at Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut.
  • Starting Points for Trails
  • Starting Points for Trails
 

Maps

Electronic Maps

Map of Salamajärvi National Park. © Metsähallitus 2015

 

Other Maps

  • Peuran polku / Salamajärvi retkeilykartta, 2017. Salamajärvi nationalparks map 1:25 000, Peuran polku vandringsled on the other side 1:50 000. The map is sold by Koirasalmi nature information hut (koirasalmi.com). 
  • Terrain map P423, 1:50 000. The map is sold by Karttakeskus or the National Land Survey of Finland.
  • Perus-/maastokarttalehdet: base/terrain maps, nos 2332 10, 2332 11, 2334 01 and 2334 02, 1: 20 000. The map is sold by Karttakeskus or the National Land Survey of Finland.
  • Retkeily GT Länsi-Suomi: GT Outdoor Map Finland West, 2015, 1:250 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.

Map Sales Points

Parking Areas

Koirasalmi

  • Koirasalmentie 1220, Kivijärvi  

It is possible that the navigators do not recognize the address. Parking area addresses are in Finnish to be used in navigators.

Other parking areas

Destination Brochure

Pdf-file 2.8 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Self-guided Tour: "7 Finnish National Parks"

Pdf-file 2,9 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)