Directions to Hiidenportti National Park

Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–26.1.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.

Hiidenportti National Park is located in the southeastern corner of the municipality of Sotkamo, bordering the municipalities of Kuhmo and Valtimo. The nearest airport and railway station are located in Kajaani.

To the Hiking Trails

The main starting point for the hiking trails is the Palolampi information point. Starting points for hiking trails.

By Car to Hiidenportti

Palolampi parking area. Hiidenportintie 86, Sotkamo. Space for about 30 cars and 2–3 coaches. In winter, Hiidenportintie is ploughed up to the Palolampi parking area. You should, however, be prepared for sudden snowfall.

Käärmesärkkä parking area. From the Kuhmo-Valtimo road (no. 5284). Space for about 10 cars. The parking area is not ploughed in winter.

Urpovaara parking area. From the Kuhmo-Valtimo road (no. 5284). Space for about 15 cars. In winter, Perävaarantie leading to Urpovaara is not usually ploughed.

By Public Transport

Hiidenportti National Park cannot be reached by public transport.