What's Currently Happening in Punkaharju Nature Reserve

During a forest fire warning (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi), fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue or in fireplaces at huts, but only with extreme caution. The one who lights the fire is always responsible for its safety. Making a fire at campfire sites can be banned locally.

Ice road for nature management

(Updated 15.1.2021)

The ice road - made for nature management - in the pond Valkialampi shortens the tour-skating route.

Kuikonniemi dugout is collapsed and closed 

(Updated 9.4.2019, 17.9.2020)

Kuikonniemi dugout (as a part of Salpa trail) is collapsed and hence closed. It is not allowed to go inside and great caution should be taken when moving close to the dugout. Area is bounded by a rope fence.

Lammasharju Rental Hut

(Updated 17.9.2020)

Lammasharju Rental Hut can be booked from the web shop eraluvat.fi or from the service number +358 20 69 2424.

Winter News

(Updated 17.9.2020)

There is no winter maintenance on the trails in Punkaharju Nature Reserve. Stairs may be dangerously slippery as snow may be compacted on the steps. 

News in Punkaharju

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. 

Drawing of a fireplace. The drawing shows the roof, the flue and off the ground.

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