Patvinsuo National Park

17.1.2022
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.–26.1.2022. 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.
On a ski trip in Patvinsuo.

The drawn emblem of Patvinsuo national park. A bear is depicted inside the oval symbol. The text Patvinsuo - national park in Swedish and Finnish wraps around the outer edge of the emblem.
Scanning the open marshes of Patvinsuo you might be lucky enough to see a distant bear, though bears typically do their best to avoid people. From viewing towers you can overlook the changing marshland scene on misty autumn mornings, light summer nights, or in the springtime when birds flock to the bogs to feed and breed. After a nice walk take a cooling dip by a sandy shore or the lakeside sauna at Suomunjärvi.

Suitability: Suitable for visitors of all ages all year. Access for wheelchairs, if assisted, from Suomu Nature Information Hut to the campfire site by Lake Suomunjärvi.

Customer Service

Suomu Nature Information Hut (summer)
+358 465 720 766/Pekka
Koli Nature Centre Ukko +358 206 39 5654
ukko(at)metsa.fi

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Man and the Biosphere Programme, Pohjois-Karjalan biosfäärialue / North Karelia Biosphere Reserve.

The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Lakeland.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/patvinsuo