Camping center in Petkeljärvi National Park

Welcome to Petkeljärvi Center

Petkeljärvi Center - hiking and camping center is located in the middle of Petkeljärvi National Park, in the easternmost municipality of Finland in Ilomantsi.

The center is open, weather permitting, from the beginning of May to the end of October.

You can find the exact and up-to-date opening hours under: services






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Current information

Before your arrival, please check the current situation regarding the availability of the Petkeljärvi center services.


The cafe's summer season 2023

In the summer season of 2023, Petkeljärvi's café and the nature hut's info are open as follows:
Note! the kitchen closes 1 hour earlier

01.05.-31.05.23 Fri-Sun 12-17
01.06.-31.08.23 Mon-Sun 12-18
01.09.-15.10.23 Sat-Sun 12-16
16.-22.10.23 Mon-Sun 12-16

Campsite and accommodation reception

For those arriving at the campsite and accommodation facilities, the reception is open from 12.05.-22.10.23

Our customers' experiences


Virtual Ilomantsi - Ilomantsi service map

In the service map you will find shops, restaurants, attractions as well as accommodation services. The novelties are e.g. 360 shooting and aerial photography. Welcome to Ilomantsi even from your home sofa.

Petkeljärvi National Park and hiking trails

War history, Karelian culture, the sound of the wind blowing through ancient woodland, and glimmering ponds – those are the things that make Petkeljärvi National Park so special. You can pack a lot into just a day trip! Walking in Petkeljärvi National Park is like walking in a picture postcard.

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