Petkeljärvi National Park

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.
Snow covered fireplace.

The drawn emblem of Petkeljärvi national park. A loon is depicted inside the oval symbol. The text Petkeljärvi - national park in Swedish and Finnish wraps around the outer edge of the emblem.
Pine-clad esker ridges formed during the Ice Age rise over pristine blue lakes in this beautiful part of Finland's eastern borderlands, well worth a day trip or a longer stay. Don't miss the lively and picturesque old Karelian village of Möhkö near the park. The colourful history of the area during World War Two is also of interest.

Suitability: Suitable for visitors of all ages all year. The Petkeljärvi Outdoor Centre and its immediate surroundings are accessible.

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/petkeljarvi