Directions to Patvinsuo

Patvinsuo National Park is located east of the Joensuu-Lieksa highway (National road 73). Patvinsuo is 90 km from Joensuu via Uimaharju. It is 40 km from Uimaharju and 55 km from Lieksa to the Suomu Nature Information Hut.

To the Hiking Trails

Hiking trails can be accessed from several different parking areas around the national park. Starting points for the hiking trails.

In the western part of the park there are Lahnalampi parking area, Autiovaara parking area on Uimaharjuntie, and the Luukangas and Surkansuo parking areas on Suomuntie.

In the central part of the park the parking areas are located on the grounds of the Suomu Nature Information Hut, on the shoreline at Suomu, at Surkanpuro and at Kurkilahti.

In the eastern part of the park the nearest parking area when coming from Naarva, Ilomantsi is at Sumukka. From there, you can continue either towards the Suomu Nature Information Hut or south to the Jokivaarankangas parking area.

Caravans and trailers may be parked for overnight stays at the Surkanpuro parking area and Suomu Nature Information Hut caravan parking area. In the off-season (the busiest season is from midsummer to the start of school and on autumn weekends), other parking areas may also be used.

By Car to Patvinsuo

Lahnalampi parking area, Lahnalammintie 18, Lieksa. There is space for approximately 10 cars and 2 buses. No winter maintenance.

Autiovaara parking area, Uimaharjuntie 159, Lieksa. Space for approximately 10 cars. Winter maintenance. During winter maintenance, the parking area may be smaller.

Luukangas parking area, Suomuntie 19, Lieksa. Space for approximately 8 cars. No winter maintenance.

Surkansuo parking area, Suomuntie 27, Lieksa. Space for approximately 10 cars. No winter maintenance.

Suomu Nature Information Hut parking areas, Suomuntie 56, Lieksa. There is space for approximately 16 cars and 2 buses. Winter maintenance. During winter maintenance, the parking areas may be smaller. Please note that during the season, parking areas are often congested.

Suomu Nature Information Hut caravan parking area, Suomuntie 56, Lieksa. Space for approximately 7 caravans and trailers. Caravans may be parked for overnight stays (other parking areas may also be used outside the season). No winter maintenance.

Suomu shoreline parking area, Suomuntie 56, Lieksa. Space for approximately 10 cars. No winter maintenance. Please note that during the season the parking area is often congested.

Surkanpuro parking area, Suomuntie 70, Lieksa. Space for approximately 6 cars and 3 caravans and trailers. Caravans may be parked for overnight stays (other parking areas may also be used outside the season). No winter maintenance.

Kurkilahti parking area, Suomuntie 80, Lieksa. There is space for approximately 10 cars and 2 buses. Winter maintenance. During winter maintenance, the parking area may be smaller. Please note that during the season the parking area is often congested.

Sumukka parking area, Lutintie 1, Ilomantsi. Space for approximately 5 cars. No winter maintenance.

Jokivaarankangas parking area, Lutintie 26, Ilomantsi. Space for approximately 4 cars. No winter maintenance.

In the winter, Metsähallitus is responsible for ploughing roads to the parking areas at the Suomu Nature Information Hut and Kurkilahti when arriving from the west on Uimaharjuntie. There may be delays in the ploughing of the roads.

By Public Transportation

Patvinsuo National Park cannot be reached by public transport. The nearest bus connection is from Joensuu and Lieksa to Uimaharju. There are bus (matkahuolto.fi) and train connections (vr.fi) to Uimaharju.