The Hytermä area is open for visitors at the time of open water on a self-guide basis, but the buildings are locked.
- The area is managed by Metsähallitus.
- For further information about the area, please contact the Saimaa Nature Centre Riihisaari in Savonlinna.
Directions and Maps
By Car and Boat
The Hytermä Nature Reserve can be reached only by boat.
Hytermä is an excellent destination for a day-trip. It´s only a short rowing from boat landing place on mainland to Hytermä islands From the boat landing place the shortest distance by boat to Hytermä is about 350 metres. The distance from the boat landing place to Hytermä boat jetty is around 1 km.
Rowing boats of Hytermä are situated at the boat landing place and are available from Activity Maker (activitymaker.fi). After the payment the customer receives a code which unlocks the equipment and boat keys.
It is also possible to make a reservation at the Activity Maker`s office. The address is Olavinkatu 44, Savonlinna, tel. +358 44 978 2127.
The boat landing is 30km from Savonlinna. Turn to Kerimäki centre from road 71. From the centre, turn on to Hälväntie by the church, continue on to Tavisalontie that becomes Hälvänsaarentie. Drive along Hälvänsaarentie for 7 km until you see a sign pointing to the left, “Hytermän veneet”, for the boats to Hytermä. The rowing distance to Hytermä at it`s shortest, is about 400 metres.
To the jetty of Hytermä, the rowing distance is about 900 metres. The coordinates of the jetty are WGS-84 coordinate system: 61o 54.353`, 29o 23.023` - Use these in 112 emergency calls! / ETRS-TM35FIN planar coordinate system: 6865994, 625217.
- Varustepankki (equipment bank) (varustepankki.fi/english)
- Guided kayaking trips to Hytermä and Puruvesi
- Rental of camping and hiking equipment all over Finland
Instructions and Rules for Hytermä
The Nature Reserve Protection Order (of 1932) Governing the Area
Forbids the Following:
- All kinds of arbitrary violation of and damage to the forest,
- land extraction, use for cultivation and removal of stones,
- grazing of animals, damaging of fauna, flora and dead parts of plants and minerals, and collection of related material,
- all types of open fire and
The forest needs to be managed with silvicultural expertise, for the sole purpose of maintaining natural beauty.