Herajärvi Trail

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The rope-pulley ferry is pulled towards the pier.

Location of Herajärvi Trail in Finland.Eastern Finland, North Karelia Region
Lieksa, Joensuu and Kontiolahti
Kolin National Park, Taka-Aarnio Nature Reserve
The trail is managed and maintained by Metsähallitus and the municipality of Kontiolahti.

Suitability: a summer hiking trail, no winter maintenance on the trail. The trail is demanding due to the differences in altitude.

The Herajärvi Trail is a journey into the Koli national landscape. This trail offers unforgettable experiences for seasoned hikers, visitors hungry for culture and nature lovers alike. The trail runs over wooded hills via the best lookout points. The diverse natural world of Koli and Northern Karelia are present at every step. The Herajärvi Trail goes round Lake Herajärvi and through Koli National Park.

The trail consists of two circular trails, giving you a choice between a 61-km, 35-km or 30-km trail.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/herajarvitrail

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Herajärvi Trail now on video online

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