What's Currently Happening in Hiidenportti National Park 

Lichen grow abundantly on a rocky slope. Below you can see trees and more rocky terrain.

Visiting Hiidenportti is possible in winter

(Updated 21.12.2022)
The road has been plowed until the parking space of Palolampi. After the worst snowfalls there may be a delay in plowing. Thank you Sotkamo for the road maintenance. 

There is no winter maintenance on the hiking trails and we recommend taking snowshoes or skis with you.

Hiidenportti National Park welcomes visitors 

(Updated 16.5.2022)
Hiidenportti National Park welcomes visitors throughout the year. Hiidenportti is a nice and quiet national park, which offers a lot to see and experience.

In 2022 Hiidenportti celebrates the 40th anniversary together with 10 other Finnish national parks: Gulf of Finland, Helvetinjärvi, Isojärvi, Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas, Lauhanvuori, Patvinsuo, Riisitunturi, Salamajärvi, Seitseminen and Tiilikkajärvi. Each of these parks have their own celebrations for their anniversaries. Please, check their What's New pages.

The services and facilities in Hiidenportti national park are constantly being repaired, but, please note that along the hiking routes in some places the duckboards are in bad condition. Have a nice hike, but please, watch your steps.

Visitor survey at Hiidenportti

(Updated 16.5.2022)
The visitor survey was conducted in Hiidenportti National Park during the summer season 2021. The information collected by this visitor survey is used in the management and planning of the Hiidenportti National Park.

The survey maps visitors’ experiences and opinions about the national park’s management and development needs. It also examines among other things, the visitor structure of the park and the regional and temporal distribution of park visits. In addition, the use of visitor’s money and the local economic impact of national park visits are investigated.

The author of the visitor survey interviewed visitors in the national park area until the end of September. Data was collected at various locations in the park on occasional days. In addition, the Palolampi information point had a self-service collection point, where visitors could independently take the form to fill out.

The previous visitor survey at Hiidenportti National park was conducted in 2012.

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