Services in Neitvuori-Luonteri Area

25.1.2022
Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–20.2.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.

Customer Service and Guidance

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the Neitvuori-Luonteri Area

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

  • Anttola has shops and cafés, and is 22 km from Neitvuori by road. The nearest excursion harbour to Anttola is at Kaijatsaari.
  • Siikakoski also has a shop and is about 15.5 km from Neitvuori by road. From Luonteri, you can access Siikavesi, which has a boat route via Pälpäsalmi to Enovesi, which has a road connection from Suurranta (4 km) to Siikakoski. Paddlers can go straight to Siikakoski.

Campfire Sites and Cooking Shelters

In Neitvuori

In Luonteri

  • Campfire sites are located at all excursion harbours. In addition to a campfire site, several excursion harbours also have a cooking shelter.
  • There are also campfire sites in the northern part of Leskenluoto, in the cove at the southern tip of Pieni Huuhtisalmi, and at Uimasalo on the eastern shore of Sarkalampi, on Sarkavuori and on the eastern shore of Uimasalo.

Making campfires during forest fire warnings and grass fire hazards is also prohibited at campfire sites. Check for any warnings that are currently in force (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).

  • The prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or covered campfire sites with chimneys.

In high winds, hikers should avoid making a campfire due to the risk of forest fire. Making a campfire at a designated campfire site is described in more detail in the Outdoor Guide campfire instructions.

A tall stack of chopped firewood in front of an empty wood shed. There are patches of snow on the ground and no leaves in the tree.

Drinking Water

  • There are no water points out in the field. Surface water, such as lakes, rivers and streams, should be boiled before drinking, as water quality varies by area.
  • Read about drinking water tips for hikers in the Outdoor Guide.

Waste Management

  • There are no waste containers in the area, which means that waste management is the responsibility of the visitors. This means that hikers are responsible for their own waste and must bring it out of the area for appropriate sorting. Small quantities of paper and cardboard can be used as kindling and biodegradable waste is to be disposed of in a dry toilet. Hikers must carry all other waste out of nature in their own packs. Read more about litter-free hiking.

Dry Toilets

  • The farthest campfire site with a lean-to shelter in Neitvuori has a dry toilet and all excursion harbours have a dry toilet.

Overnight stays

Camping and lean-to Shelters

There are several excursion harbours in the Luonteri area and in its vicinity. It is also possible to camp in a tent at these harbours. Heposaari and Korvensaari are not suitable for camping in a tent due to the ruggedness of the terrain. There is also a lean-to shelter on Makutsaari island and on the Neitvuori trail. The service level of excursion harbours varies (further information).

  • Raintasaari, western shore
  • Vartiosaari, northwest shore
  • Makutsaari, western cove
  • Korvensaari, cove on the southeast shore
  • Karihiekka, peninsula on the western shore of Uimasalo
  • Kaijatsaari, western shore

Rental hut

  • Hiidenmaa farm, shepherding site. The hut is used by shepherds during the summer period (17 May-10 September 2021). 

Excursion Harbours

Where to Wash

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Equipment Rental

Special Services for Boaters

  • The shipping lanes in the area (2.4 m) are
    • Väätämönsalmi-Savivesi, 22 km
    • Anttola-Siikavesi-Enovesi, 24 km
    • Luonteri-Lietvesi, 12 km.
  • At Hiidenlahti Bay, there is a pier on the southern shore of Neitvuori at the bottom of the bay, which is only intended for the daytime mooring of boats. EUREF-FIN (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 39.99' lon: 27° 44.81' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6837255 E: 539543.
  • Read more about the excursion harbours and other boater services. For more information on excursion harbours, also refer to Käyntisatamat 2018 (satamaopas.fi, in Finnish and Swedish only).
  • There is a boat landing at Maaralansalmi, Anttola, Väätämönsalmi and Kuparovirta.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • The nearest banks, service stations and other services are located in Anttola (anttola.fi), which is 22 km from Neitvuori. The nearest excursion harbour to Anttola is at Kaijatsaari.