Customer Service and Guidance

Services Offered by Enterprises and other Organisations in Hiidenportti National Park

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

The National Park has campfire sites, lean-to shelters and cooking shelters

  • Palolampi: information point in a shelter, campfire site, cooking shelter and a well
  • Lakes Porttilampi, Kitulanlampi and Oravijärvi and Allaslahti at the southern border of the national park: a campfire site and a lean-to shelter
  • NOTE: in some old maps there still are sings of the Urpolampi lean-to shelter and Pitkä-Portti campfire site, but these constructions have been removed and these services no longer exist. 
  • The Palolampi rental hut is ment for serving coffee or food for groups. More information from Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola. Note that the rental hut is not suitable for overnight stays.

Note that when a wildfire warning is in effect open fires are forbidden even at the maintained campfire sites. The owen in Palolampi cooking shelter can be used during wildfire warning.

Drinking Water

  • There is a well at the Palolampi information point.

Waste Management

Biodegradable waste should be placed in a dry toilet or composter (not in the toilets at the Palolampi parking area), and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be burned in a campfire. Read more about Hiking without littering.

  • Recycling points can be found at the Palolampi and Urpovaara parking areas.


  • There are dry toilets at each campfire site and by each lean-to shelter in the national park.
  • At the Palolampi parking area there are two accessible toilets
  • There is a dry toilet also at the Käärmesärkkä parking area.

Overnight Stays

  • Camping is permitted in the national park in the vicinity of lean-to shelters and campfire sites, as well as near Palolampi information point. Note that the Palolampi rental hut is not suitable for overnights.

Lean-to Shelters

  • There are lean-to shelters at lakes Porttilampi, Kitulanlampi and Oravijärvi and at Allaslahti on the southern border of the national park.


  • Caravans may be parked at Palolampi parking area, but there are no special services for caravan tourists.

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Accessible Services

  • The terrain in Hiidenportti National Park is quite demanding.
  • Visitors with restricted accessibility can move about in the vicinity of the Palolampi information point.
  • There is an accessible toilet in the Palolampi parking area.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

Hiidenportti Brochure

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