What's Currently Happening in Hiidenportti National Park 

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

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.

Sotkamo Silver Mine brings traffic to the roads 

Sotkamo Silver Mine has been 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. 

News in Hiidenportti

Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Drawing of a fireplace. The drawing shows the roof, the flue and off the ground.

Tips for Outdoors

Two people are sitting on the rock by the lake.
Outdoor Guide: Plan Your Visit