Directions

By Car

The boundaries of Iso - Syöte Hiking Area and many trail starting points are accessible by car.

  • When coming from the direction of Oulu and Rovaniemi it is easiest to reach the hiking area by driving through Pudasjärvi. From Pudasjärvi drive 30 km towards Kuusamo and then turn onto road 858. There are signs from this intersection to Iso - Syöte, which is 24 km away.
  • When coming from Kuusamo turn onto road 863 (Posiontie) at Taivalkoski. Drive 19 km to Virkkunen village and then turn onto road 862. From Virkkunen it is 18 km to Iso - Syöte. When having arrived at Iso-Syöte, follow the signs "National park" and "Nature Centre".
  • For more information please contact the Syöte Visitor Centre.

Map of the surroundings of Iso-Syöte Hiking Area

By Public Transportation

The closest bus top is at Romekievari 1,5 km from Syöte Visitor Centre.

  • During ski season and up to the end of May coaches travel each weekday from Oulu and Pudasjärvi to the Iso - Syöte holiday resorts. Additionally during weekends ski buses (www.syote.fi, in Finnish) transport visitors from Oulu.
  • On schooldays two coaches travel daily between Pudasjärvi and Syötekylä. Timetables can be found on the Matkahuolto website (www.matkahuolto.fi).

Starting Points for Excursions

Maps

Electronic Maps

Note: there are some changes to the trails in the Iso-Syöte Hiking Area. For detailed information about the changes, please ask at the Syöte Visitor Centre.

 Map of Syöte

Other Maps

  • Maastokartta : Terrain map S512 Iso-Syöte, 1:50 000. Maps are sold by Karttakeskus, the National Land Survey of Finland and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Peruskartta : Basic map S5124 Syöte, 1:25 000. Maps are sold by Karttakeskus, the National Land Survey of Finland and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Syöte hiking trail map, 1:60 000. The map is sold by Syöte Visitor Centre and at Syöte holiday resort information points.
  • Syöte - Pudasjärvi / Taivalkoski - Kylmäluoma outdoor map 1:50 000 (2008). The nearest map sales points are Syöte Visitor Centre and the customer service points of the tourist centres in Syöte. 
  • Peruskarttalehdet: Basic map sheets 3532 09 and 3541 07, 1:20 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus, the National Land Survey of Finland and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Maastokartta: Terrain map 3532 Iinattijärvi, 3541 Rytinki, 1:50 000. Maps are sold by Karttakeskus, the National Land Survey of Finland and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Pyöräily GT6 : Cycling map GT6 Lapland, 1:400 000. Karttakeskus 2007. The map is sold by well-stocked bookstores and Karttakeskus.
  • GT tiekartta Pohjois-Suomi: GT Roadmap Finland North, 2010, 1:400 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.  

Map Sales Points