Starting Points for Trails

On Foot and by Snowshoes

By Skis

Restrictions

Please also remember that there is a restricted area at Multiharju. You are only allowed to enter this area if you stay on the nature trail. Entering the area is otherwise forbidden year-round. The restricted areas in Lakes Iso-Seitsemisjärvi and Soljanen are off limits to the public starting 1.4. This is to ensure that birds can nest in peace.

Map of Seitseminen National Park. © Metsähallitus 2019.

Hiking Trails

Photo: Tiina HakkarainenIn winter it is possible to walk in the area with or without snow shoes.

When hiking, please stay off the skiing trails!

  • A 2 km long circle trail, which starts from the Nature Centre, is in year-round use. The trail leads via Sikomäki and Lake Ahvenlampi back to the visitor centre. During winter a snowmobile clears the trail to make hiking easier.
  • Multiharju old-growth forest Nature Trail is 1.8 km long and can be hiked during most winters though it is not maintained.

Skiing Trails

The skiing trail net work in the National Park is narrow and suited for classical cross-country skiing. The trail leads, for the most part, across level, easy to cross terrain. The trails are mechanically every Friday if need be. Please note that the skiing trail is not marked in the terrain and is unlit. 

  • The skiing trail map is available at the Nature Centre, price 1 € (incl. VAT 24%). The skiing trail map is also here (pdf-file, 7,6 MB, in Finnish).
  • For your own safety, please get the trail map from the Seitseminen Nature Centre before starting your skiing excursion.

Maintained Skiing Trails in the National Park

 

Kivineva trail, 6.1 km Circle Trail

Ski cross-country on maintained trails Campfire place Dry toilet Nature Center Drinking water Parking     

Suitable for classical skiing, travel time 1 hour.
The Kulomäki hill is so steep that it must be navigated on foot.

Experience the beauty of a winter mire landscape in Kivineva!

The Kivinevan lenkki trail runs by mires. Photo: Leena Hiltunen
 

Starting point 
Address: Seitseminen Nature Centre, Kulomäki (Seitsemisentie 110, Ylöjärvi) (pdf 3 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 58.1777' lon: 23° 21.7003' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6876143 E: 309316

Hiking structures
In Kulomäki, outside the Seitseminen Nature Centre, there is a fireplace shelter, a drinking water supply and a dry toilet. Campfire site and dry toilet by Lake Iso Kivijärvi. Please bring your own toilet paper.

Sights
The Kivineva trail runs along the Kivineva mire, one of the largest mires in Seitseminen.

The Kivinevan lenkki trail runs by mires. Photo: Leena Hiltunen

Route description
The trail is marked with the blue-coloured wooden marks. 
The trail is marked in a counter-clockwise direction.

The skiing trail starts at Kulomäki and circles via the campfire site, by Lake Iso Kivijärvi and the Kivineva mire back to Kulomäki.

Kovero trail, 5.2 km Circle Trail

Ski cross-country on maintained trails Campfire place Cooking shelter Dry toilet Parking    

Suitable for classical skiing, travel time 1 hour.

What do heritage landscapes look like in winter? Take the Kovero trail and see for yourself!

The sauna at the Kovero Heritage Farm has a special atmosphere. Photo: Erkki Piilola
 

Starting point 
Address: Kovero Heritage Farm (Seitsemisentie 948, Sisättö) (pdf 3 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 54.8470' lon: 23° 22.9163' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6869907 E: 310033

Hiking structures
Campfire sites at Lakes Koverolampi and Haukilampi and a cooking shelter at Lake Kirkaslampi. Each have dry toilets. Please bring your own toilet paper. 

Route description
The trail is marked in a counter-clockwise direction.

The starting point for this circle trail is at Kovero from where the trail leads via Lakes Haukilampi, Kirkaslampi and Koverolampi around back to Kovero.

Pohjoiskierros trail, 18.4 km Circle Trail

Ski cross-country on maintained trails Campfire place Dry toilet Nature Center Drinking water Parking     

Suitable for classical skiing, travel time 3 hours.

Enjoy the diverse landscapes of Seitseminen on Pohjoiskierros trail!

A winter morning by Lake Ahvenlampi. Photo: Tuulikki Halla

Starting points 
Address: Seitseminen Nature Centre, Kulomäki (Seitsemisentie 110, Ylöjärvi) (pdf 3 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi). The skiing trail starts by the corner of the parking area. The Kovero Parking area (Seitsemisentie 948, Sisättö) (pdf 3 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi) may be used as another starting point.

Coordinates of the Nature Centre: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 58.1777' lon: 23° 21.7003' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6876143 E: 309316

Coordinates of the Kovero: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 54.8470' lon: 23° 22.9163' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6869907 E: 310033

The Pitkäjärvi trail. Photo: Erkki Piilola

Hiking structures 
In Kulomäki, outside the Seitseminen Nature Centre, there is a fireplace shelter, a drinking water supply and a dry toilet. Campfire sites and dry toilets by lakes Koverolampi, Pitkäjärvi and Iso Kivijärvi. Please bring your own toilet paper. 

Route description
The trail is marked in a counter-clockwise direction. The skiing trail runs from the Nature Centre via Kovero and Lake Pitkäjärvi to Kivineva mire and back to Kulomäki.

Eteläkierros trail, 24.5 km Circle Trail

Ski cross-country on maintained trails Campfire place Cooking shelter Reservable cooking shelter Dry toilet Parking

Suitable for classical skiing, travel time 4,5 hours.
Trail includes a dangerous downhill before Tuulimäki.

Fancy a longer skiing trip? Choose the Eteläkierros trail!

The Boathouse by Lake Liesijärvi. Photo: Erkki Piilola

Starting point 
Address: Kovero Heritage Farm (Seitsemisentie 948, Sisättö) (pdf 3 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 54.8470' lon: 23° 22.9163' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6869907 E: 310033

Hiking structures 
Campfire site at Saari-Soljanen and rental cooking shelter at lake Kirkas-Soljanen are located close by the trail. There is a campfire site also at Lake Koverolampi. Each have dry toilets. Please bring your own toilet paper. 

Services
Särkilampi berry farm provides accommodation, catering services and a sauna (www.sarkilammi.fi, in Finnish). Farm owners also manage the skiing trail between Tuulimäki and Kovero.

Route description
The starting point is at Kovero where the trail leads via Tuulimäki, Soljanen and Jauli cottage to Särkilammin marjatila  (www.sarkilammi.fi, in Finnish) and continues via Hirviharju back to Kovero.

Liesijärvi connecting ski trail, 1.7 km/one way

A lean-to-shelter by Lake Liesijärvi. Photo: Erkki Piilola

The Liesijärvi connecting trail turns off from the Eteläkierros Circle trail at Tuulimäki. At the Liesijärvi campfire site the trail joins the Pirkan Taival skiing trail. A lean-to-shelter and dry toilet by Lake Liesijärvi.

One-Night Ski Trek

 

One-Night Ski Trek, 42.9 km Circle Trail

(Kulomäki - Särkilammin marjatila - Kulomäki)

Ski cross-country on maintained trails Campfire place Cooking shelter Reservable cooking shelter Tent site Dry toilet Nature Center Drinking water Parking          

Suitable for classical skiing, travel time 2 days.

Would you like to take a skiing tour of Seitseminen, around almost the entire national park? Take a one-night ski trek and see the entire national park on skis.

Night falls over the Kivineva mire. Photo: Sanna-Mari Kunttu

Starting point 
Address: Seitseminen Nature Centre, Kulomäki (Seitsemisentie 110, Ylöjärvi) (pdf 3 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 58.1777' lon: 23° 21.7003' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6876143 E: 309316

Hiking structures 
Several campfire sites and dry toilets are located along the trail. Please bring your own toilet paper. 

Route description
The ski trek forms a shape of a big eight, which is skied twice from Kirkaslampi to Karhunkivi. The starting point is at Kulomäki and the trek follows the Pohjoiskierros Trail all the way to Kovero. After Kovero the trek follows the Eteläkierros Trail to Tuulimäki located in eastern parts of the Park. From there trek leads via Soljanen and Jauli cottage to southern parts and Särkilammi marjatila. Return from marjatila via Hirviharju to Kovero, from where follow Pohjoiskierros Trail via Pitkäjärvi back to Kulomäki.  

Customer Service

Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland 
Tel. int +358 (0)206 39 5270
sisasuomi(at)metsa.fi
 

Services Offered by Partners in Seitseminen National Park

Partners operating in the Seitseminen National Park provide accommodation, restaurant and conference services, programme and hiking services. School camp and nature school packages available for schools.

Parking Areas

Nature Centre in Kulomäki

  • Seitsemisentie 110, Länsi-Aure, Ylöjärvi
Kovero Heritage Farm
  • Seitsemisentie 948, Sisättö
Multiharju
  • Jaulintie, Ikaalinen
More precise parking area addresses are not available. Parking area addresses are in Finnish to be used in navigators.
 
The parking areas are available in winter, but there may be delays in ploughing.
 

Destination Brochure

Pdf-file 2.3 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Dogs must be kept on a leash! Photo: Seppo Leinonen.

Dogs must be kept on a leash!

Hiking tips

In winter
In winter the National Park is quieter than in summer. It is possible to walk in the area with or without snow shoes, or to go cross-country skiing. In the park area the trunk roads are ploughed. Walking trails are not maintained in the winter, but the Nature Trail at Multiharju and Runokangas are often quite clear around the year.

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