To Hiidenportti in winter
Hiidenportti National Park can be reached also in winter. Sotkamo municipality has promised to take care of ploughing the road to the Palolampi parking place also this winter. However, the visitors should remember, that in case of sudden snowfalls it will take time before the plough tractor reaches the road Hiidenportintie.
There are no maintained ski or snowshoe tracks in the Hiidenportti National Park. The main attraction, the impressive Hiidenportti gorge is about 1,5 km from the Palolampi information point, which makes it a perfect destination for example for a snowshoe trip.
Launching Sotkamo Silver Mine brings traffic to the roads
Sotkamo Silver Mine is preparing to be opened in March 2019. The mine is situated about 8 kilometres north from the Hiidenportti National Park.
The visitors of the national park should notice that this causes heavy traffic on the narrow roads Tipasojantie and Kissaniementie. The mine has blastings on Thursdays at 2 pm, and the road Kissaniementie is closed for about 10 minutes.
The Palolampi well is in use again
The well at the Palolampi information point can be used again. The well got dry because of the exceptionally dry summer season. The surface of the ground water has now risen, and rangers have installed a new pump.
Palolampi Rental Hut at your use
Palolampi Rental Hut is located in the northwestern corner of Hiidenportti National Park next to the park's main information point and it can be rented for private use by a price of only 40 €/day.
The hut is not meant for overnight stays. There is room for approx. 25 people and it contains a main room and a kitchen. There is a gas cooker and a gas refrigerator, and crockery and cooking utensils are available in the kitchen.
Reserevation of the Palolampi Rental Hut can be made at the Eräluvat web store or by calling the Eräluvat nationwide service number +358 20 69 2424.
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