Virvatulten polku Trail is located in the Municipality of Rautavaara on the north side of main road 87.

By Car

  • The trail's northern starting point is at Sammakkotammi information point in Tiilikkajärvi National Park. How to get to Tiilikkajärvi National Park by car.
  • The southern starting point is at Metsäkartano nature tourist centre. How to get to Metsäkartano by car (
  • Konttimäki parking area is located near the trail's halfway point. When driving to Konttimäki from Tiilikkajärvi National Park, take the road 5850 north from Sammakkotammi Information Point and follow it for about 10 km. Then turn right onto a forest road. Follow the forest road for 3,5 km and turn right and continue for 500 m. At the following intersection turn left and drive for just under 2 km to Konttimäki parking area. There is a sign direction to Konttimäki at the last intersection.
  • There is also a forest road which leads to Konttimäki from road 5864, which is the road to Metsäkartano.
  • A 1,5 km connecting trail leads from Konttimäki parking area to Virvatulten polku Trail.

Map of the surroundings of Virvatulten polku Trail

By Public Transportation

  • The closest bus stop is in Rautavaara which is 15 km from Tiilikkajärvi National Park and about 24 km from Metsäkartano. Timetables (


Electronic Maps

Map of Virvatulten polku Trail

Other Maps

  • Natura-alueiden retkeilykartta: Natura Areas excursion map 1:50 000, Pohjois-Savon ympäristökeskus 2005. The map is sold by the municipalities of Rautavaara and Varpaisjärvi and by Metsäkartano nature tourist centre.
  • Terrain map Q513, 1:50 000. The map is sold by Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland.
  • Peruskarttalehdet: Terrain maps 3343 11 and 12 and Maastokartat: Terrain maps 3343 07 + 10, 4321 02 + 05, 4321 03 + 06, 1:20 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland.
  • Retkeily GT Itä-Suomi: Outdoor GT map Eastern Finland, 2014, 1:250 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.

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