Customer Service and Guidance

  • There are information boards in Finnish on Paimensaari Island.
  • You can obtain more information on the destination from the Visitor Centre Ukko in Koli.

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in Suvasvesi

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

  • You can order meal services from Eräpaimen ( to Paimensaari Island.

Resting at the Paimensaari campfire site. Photo: Auvo Sapattinen

Campfire Site

  • There is a campfire site in the Paimensaari excursion harbour.
  • Lighting campfires is only allowed at the campfire site in the excursion harbour.
  • Lighting campfires is forbidden also at the constructed campfire sites if the forest fire warning is in effect.
  • More information about lighting campfires can be found at Hiking in Finland.

Drinking Water

  • There are no drinking water points in the terrain.
  • 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

  • There are no waste-bins in the park. Measures should be taken in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. Take all other waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking without Littering.


  • There is a dry toilet in the Paimensaari excursion harbour.

Overnight stays

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Equipment Rental

Services for the Disabled

  • There are no special services for the disabled in Suvasvesi area.

The shore-side rocks of the Paimensaari excursion harbour. Photo: Katri Suhonen

Services for Boaters

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • The closest shop in the southern part of the conservation area is located in Kosula, about 9 kilometres from Levälahti by road. Kosula is situated by road 542. The closest shop in the northern part is located in the vicinity of the Vehmersalmi harbour. The closest banks, service stations and other services are also in Vehmersalmi.
  • Fishing permits

Where to Wash

  • The rental sauna of Eräpaimen ( is located about 8 km from Paimensaari Island by water.
Services Offered by Partners in Suvasvesi