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Eastern Finland, North Karelia Region, Municipality of Lieksa (www.lieksa.fi, in Finnish), Koli National Park
Seppälä, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 01.0848' lon: 29° 55.8657' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6990986 E: 648337
Seppälä is located in the southern part of the Koli National Park. A roughly 300-metre shortcut runs from the hut to the Herajärven kierros Trail. The yard at the Seppälä hut is accessible by car.
Via Koli village: First drive to Koli Harbour along the Meriläntie road towards Loma-Koli for roughly 1 km, then turn right onto Rantatie and continue for another 1 km until you reach the harbour. After the harbour, continue south along Rantatie and Kaunislahdentie for roughly 18 km until you reach the Herajoki stream. Just before the Herajoki bridge, turn right onto Herajärventie road.
Via Ahveninen: Driving along the Romppalantie road, take the Herajoentie road (road sign reads "Herajoki"). After roughly 9 km, turn left onto Kaunislahdentie road at the first crossroads (to the right, the road continues as Vaaralahdentie). Immediately after the Herajoki bridge, some 700 metres from the previous crossroads, turn left onto Herajärventie road.
The distance from Herajärventie to Seppälä is 4 km. Take the next right turn onto Herajärvenrantatie road. After the Seppälä parking area (on the right-hand side of the road), take the next right turn by the mail boxes. You can park in the yard. (In a nut shell: turn right at every junction on Herajärventie.)
By Public Transportation: Visitors can reach Koli by shuttle taxi from Joensuu. Koli-taksi is a very practical service and will transport you from door to door, for example from Joensuu railroad station or airport to Koli. It costs close to what public transportation does. The shuttle taxi must be reserved 24 hrs in advance, tel. int. +358 100 9986. More information (www.koli.fi).
2019 90 € / day (incl. VAT 10%), rental time 14:00–12:00, available 1.5. - 30.9.
Prize group A (1.5.–31.5. and 14.9.–30.9.)
1st day 85 €
2nd–7th day 76 €
Prize group B (14.6.–29.8.)
1st day 100 €
2nd–7th day 90 €
Lodging for 6–8 persons in bunk and pull-out beds, including mattresses but no linen; a traditional wood-burning baking oven, electric stove, water from a well (drinking water must be boiled) and outdoor dry toilet. The yard also includes a chimneyless smoke sauna and a campfire site.
Please leave no litter or other traces of your visit.
Maintenance and Management
Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland,
tel int. +358 206 39 5654.