What's Currently Happening in Hiidenportti National Park 

In Hiidenportti, please, note that the stairs leading down to the valley near the Porttilampi lean-to shelter have been removed because of their bad condition. However, it is possible to follow the trail keeping in mind that it is a little more demanding. The stairs and duckboards in some other places are also in bad condition. They will be repaired in 2020.
Photo: Eeva Pulkkinen

Hiidenportti National Park welcomes visitors 

(Updated 16.5.2019)
The beginning of summer is a good time to go out and see the awakening of nature. However, you should note that since the trails run in spruce forests and in some places in low points, there are still wet places. Sometimes we have had snow on the bottom of the gorge as late as the beginning of June. The terrain is wet, and this makes the rocks, duckboards and tree roots slippery. 

Along the hiking routes the duckboards and stairs are in bad condition. The stairs leading down to the valley near the Porttilampi lean-to shelter have been totally removed. However, it is possible to follow the trails keeping in mind that they are a little more demanding. Have a nice hike, but please, pay attention to your steps.


Launching Sotkamo Silver Mine brings traffic to the roads 

(Updated 20.12.2018) 
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.

Palolampi Rental Hut at your use 

(Updated 25.5.2018)  
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.
Read more about the Palolampi Rental Hut.

ilmatieteenlaitos.fiCheck for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings 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. 

Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).

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