Current Winter Hiking Conditions.
Huts and Equipment Rental of Has Moved.
The Wells of Repovesi are in Use.
Using The Non-composting Toilets.

Be Prepared and Safe on Your Winter Day Hike

(9 th January 2023)
Fancy a nice dayhike in the wintery frosty forests of Repovesi National Park? Make sure you take care of these things in advantage: 
Warmth: pack some extra clothes and something warm to drink to your backpack. If you are wishing to make a camp fire, it may be a good idea to take fire starting sticks or dry paper with you. Remember matches and a knife!
Light: Always take a headlight or a torch with you. Even if you are planning a day hike. Days are getting longer, but night will fall early and can be pretty dark.
Connections: Cold temperature freezes your phone quickly, so keep it warm i.e. in a pocket near your body. If something happens, 112 is a right number to call. 

Current Winter Hiking Conditions
(Updated 9th January 2023)

In this updating text, we will compile current issues for hiking in Repovesi National Park. 

There is no winter maintenance on routes of Repovesi. Currently there is about 20  centimetres of snow on the ground. In general, most routes remain quite well trodden throughout the snowy season. There is no maintained cross-country ski tracks in the national park.

The parking areas and the roads leading to them are maintained and plowed through winter. There may be some delay in maintenance and parking areas may be slippery, so it is a good idea to have a small shovel and a bag on sand in your car.

Be prepared for darkness and slippery hiking conditions. Hiking shoes with grippy soles or winter boots are the right choice. Take a lamp with you, even if you're just going on a day trip. Dusk can surprise you and after dark the forest can be pitch black. Repovesi has no lighting at all.

Ketunlossi ferry is closed for the winter. Ketunlossi is locked on the shore for the winter. Kapiavesi lake is frozen, but changing streams weaken the ice weak and unrealible through the winter. The Lapinsalmi bridge is the only way to cross the Kapiavesi Lake. 

The Tervajärvi parking area is open again. The bridge renovation of Kivisilmäntie leading to the parking area has been completed this time. In the spring of 2023, there is still work to be done on the bridge deck, which means that the bridge will have to be closed to traffic for about a week.

All wells are in use. Water is drinkable without boilling.

Please respect the privacy of private cottages and other properties. Bear in mind that there are several privately owned cottages in and nearby Repovesi National Park. If possible, keep a distance of least 50 metres from the beaches belonging to these cottages. This way everyone can enjoy the magnificent views of the lake in peace. 

In the map, the private cottagess and beaches belonging to cottages have been marked in red. Map (pdf, 6 Mb,

Huts and Equipment Rental of Has Moved.

(Updated November 3rd January 2023)

All the rental campfire huts (Määkijä, Lojukoski, Karhulahti and Mustavuori), the Valkjärvi Rental Camp Area and the Tolosentalo are moved to

Tervarumpu rental cabins, i.e. Kuutinkämppä, Pihkapirtti and Savottakämppä, can be rented through the company's own website (

Rental equipments, tent sauna services and guidend tours by Eränen ( can be found at their web site.


Wells of Repovesi are in Use

(Updated 9th January 2023)

All wells in Repovesi National Park are in use. According to research results (2021) water in wells of Repovesi is drinkable and no boiling is required

Water in wells of Määkijä, Lojukoski and Kuutinkanava may have slight color and odour nuisances. You will find more accurate information on the info boards by the wells. Water in Valkjärvi well has strong color and odour nuisances. At the moment we recommend to take drinking water from other wells.

Remember to wash your dishes and yourself at least 5 metres away from wells and water bodies like lakes! 

Never Throw Anything Down the Olhava Hill

(Updated 8th October 2022)

Olhava hill is an amazing landscape and also one of Finland's best climbing cliffs. 
When you’re at the top of Olhava, remember that there may be people climbing the rock wall below you. NEVER throw anything off the cliff. A rock or any other object dropped or thrown off the top of the cliff may cause irreversible and serious damage.

All Toilets are Non-composting Toilets

(Updated 15 November 2022)

All toilets in Repovesi national park there are non-composting which don't have to be emptied so frequently. The content is used for soil improvement. Visitors should bear in mind two factors so that the toilets will have good ventilation and the smell will be minimized:

1) Please, close the toilet lid when you leave

2) Don't put anything else than toilet paper in the toilet, not even biodegradable wast

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