What's Currently Happening in Patvinsuo National Park

Finnish Frontier Guard's Restricted Military Area

(Updated 25th of May 2021)

Entering Area Is Forbidden During Shooting Training.

The trail leading from Lahnalampi parking area to Pirskanlampi camping leads at points through the Finnish Frontier Guard's restricted military area. This shooting range is marked in the terrain by red circles around tree trunks. Entering the area during shooting practice is forbidden.

During 2021 shooting practice will take place:

6. - 9.9.
20. - 24.9.
27. - 30.9.
4. - 8.10.
25. - 28.10.
15. - 17.11.

There are signs in the areas vicinity and along trails leading to the area with information about shooting practice times.

The Nälmänjoki Ferry is in Use

(Updated May 12th 2021)

Small manually operated ferry across the River Nälmänjoki is in use. 

Suomu Nature Information Hut

(Updated 27th of April 2021)

The Suomu Nature Information Hut is open during summer season 2021 from 1.5. until 30.9.

For more information or resevations, the local guide Pekka Turunen can be reached by WhatsApp: +358 465 720 766.

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Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19