Directions to Seitseminen National Park
Seitseminen National Park is located in northern Pirkanmaa Region, about 50 km north-west of the town of Tampere.
To the Hiking Trails
The hiking trails start at the parking areas of Seitseminen Nature Centre, Kovero, Multiharju and Kirkas-Soljanen. Starting points for the hiking trails.
By Car to Seitseminen
Seitseminen Nature Centre parking area (Kulomäki), Seitsemisentie 110, 34530 Länsi-Aure (Ylöjärvi). Ylöjärvi should be used as the place name in navigation devices instead of Ikaalinen. Space for approximately 43 cars. Winter maintenance.
- There are four charging points (Type2) for electric cars at the parking place of Nature Centre. Payment with eParking mobile app: 1€ starting fee, after that 1€/hour (3,6 kWh). There are also Schuko plugs at the charging points so it´s possible to charge electric bikes.
Kirkkaanlamminkangas parking area, Seitsemisentie 555, 34530 Ylöjärvi. Space for approximately 10 cars. Winter maintenance.
Kovero parking area, Seitsemisentie 948, 39450 Sisättö (Ikaalinen). Ikaalinen should be used as the place name in navigation devices insted of Ylöjärvi. Space for approximately 23 cars. Winter maintenance.
Multiharju parking area, Jaulintie 736, 39450 Ikaalinen. Space for approximately 12 cars. Winter maintenance.
Saari-Soljanen parking area, Soljostentie, 34300 Ylöjärvi. Space for approximately 3 cars. Winter maintenance.
Kirkas-Soljanen parking area, Soljostentie, 34300 Ylöjärvi. Space for approximately 3 cars. Winter maintenance.
Pitkäjärvi parking area, Kivijärventie, 34530 Länsi-Aure (Ylöjärvi). Space for approximately 5 cars. No winter maintenance.
There is a separate parking area for caravans at Saari-Soljanen (Soljostentie, Ylöjärvi). Caravans may also be parked at the Kovero parking area (Seitsemisentie 948, Ikaalinen). There are three electric parking spaces for caravans at the parking place of Nature Centre. Payment for the space is 15€/24 hours. Reservation from the entrepreneur of Nature Centre. Payment for the electric is made through the eParking mobile app: 1€ starting fee, after that 0,28€/kWh.
Buses may be parked in the parking area at the Seitseminen Nature Centre (Seitsmisentie 110, Ylöjärvi). Just under a kilometre away (Seitsemisentie 181, Ylöjärvi) there is also a roadside pull-off suitable for buses. Buses may also be parked in the Kovero parking area. In the Kirkas-Soljanen area, there is a suitable pull-off for buses near the reservable cooking shelter (Soljostentie, Ylöjärvi).
Please note that motor vehicles are prohibited on the section of road turning off from Kivijärventie to Soljanen.
Tip: The parking areas of the Nature Centre, Kovero and Soljanen may be full from time to time. The busiest times are on weekends during the day in June-August. Parking is only allowed in marked parking areas. Parking along the edge of the road is prohibited. If the parking area is full, please drive to the next parking area. At Seitseminen, there are several starting points for trails (Pdf-file 2 Mb, julkaisut.metsa.fi).
By Bus to Seitseminen
Buses (matkahuolto.fi) operate from Parkano and Kuru to Länsi-Aure (approx. 1 km from the Seitseminen Nature Centre) on school days.
By Train to Parkano
The closest railway station (vr.fi) is in Parkano (26 km from the Seitseminen Nature Centre).