What's Currently Happening in Tiilikkajärvi National Park
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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.
(Updated on August 16th, 2023)
The summer has been rainy and water level is relatively high. Some duck boards may be slightly under the water. Otherwise there is typical summer conditions in Tiilikkajärvi National Park. The terrain of Tiilikkajärvi National Park is relatively flat and quite easy, but we recommend wearing sturdy footwear such as hiking shoes.
Those driving to the Pohjoisniemi parking area should note that there are potholes and raised stones that should be avoided. So keep your eyes on the road and moderate speed. The length of the road section is less than 2 km.
Always check the situation regarding grass and forest fire warnings before embarking on your trip at ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/warnings (Finnish Meteorological Institute's warnings). If there is a grass or forest fire warning in effect, fires are allowed only in the fireplaces at Koseva wilderness hut or Uitonkämppä rental hut.
The new national park brochure map has now been published. You can find it at nationalparks web site (PDF 8,3, Mt, Julkaisut.metsa.fi, brochure only in Finnish at the moment, map also in English). The trail maps at the starting points have not been updated yet.
Please note the restrictions on movement in the wetland areas. Access and landing are completely prohibited in Sarvisuo, Alussuo, Honkasuo, and Hietasuo from April 15th to July 15th. These areas are mainly located further away from the hiking trails, but they can be checked on the map.
Please ensure that dogs and other pets are kept on a leash at all times.
Please notice the movement restrictions in the esker areas of Pohjoisniemi and Kalmoniemi. Movement and landing are only allowed on designated trails, camping areas, and marked landing sites on the map. Please note that camping is only allowed at the Koseva and Venäjänhiekka camping areas. The restriction is in effect year-round. See restriction areas on the map (PDF 8,3, Mt, Julkaisut.metsa.fi, brochure only in Finnish at the moment, map also in English).
How to Use the Ferry Boats Correctly
(Published August 17 th 2023)
The ferry boats of Selkäsalmi connect the Kalmoniemi and Pohjoisniemi trails into a circular route.
Visual instructions for using the ferry boats can be found on the side of the storage boxes next to the boats. Life jackets for the users of the boats are also available in the storage boxes. The box also contains spare oars and other spare parts. If you notice any problems with the boats, please be kind and inform Koli Nature Center Ukko, phone +358407732442, about it.
Note that after the crossing, both boats must remain on both shores. The ferry boats operate only if all users commit to rowing across the strait three times:
- first to the opposite shore, where the second boat is taken for towing
- back to the starting shore, where the towed boat is left lastly,
- once again to the opposite shore, from where you can continue the journey forward.
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