What can one do in Martimoaapa?

Walk on Marked Trails

The Martimoaapa Hiking Trail, 12.8 km, passes through the mire reserve, and the Järviaapa Trail, 9 km, is a circular trail that starts from Hangassalmenaho. The Järviaapa Trail is well suited for a day trip. In addition, the skiing trail that passes through the western part of the area also functions as a hiking trail in summer.

Three persons are walking along duckboards at a mire, with pink rosemaries in bloom in the front.

Go Wilderness Trekking

The area's wilderness huts make over-night hikes easy.

Go Bird Watching

The mire reserve is a bird watchers' paradise. Birds can be observed for example from one of the area's three bird watching towers located on the north side of Lake Martimojärvi, on top of Keski-Penikka Hill and on the children's nature trail. All three towers are situated on trails and are easily accessible.

A person watching through binoculars towards a summer mire, the sky has light clouds.

Walk on Nature Trail

Hangassalmenaho parking area is the starting point for a 3-km-long children's nature trail with fairytale themes.

A hiker relaxing on a bench in the nature trail. In the background, a summer mire landscape.

Ski Cross-country on Maintained Trail and off Trails

The 36 km-long Lautiosaari - Puukkokumpu ski-route passes through the western part of the area. At Martimoaapa you can also ski cross-country off the trails.

Go Ski Trekking

Especially in spring when the snow crust is hard you can take day-trips or ski hikes lasting several days. The area's wilderness huts offer shelter for the night.

Two persons are skiing towards a frost-covered bird watching tower and a logwood hut.

Go Fishing

Go Hunting

Hunting of small game is allowed if you have a permit for area 2618 Keminmaa - Simo. Permits can be bought from Metsähallitus netstore (eräluvat.fi).

Go Berry and Mushroom Picking

Picking of berries and mushrooms is permitted in the reserve.