What kind of hiker are you?

Are you a peace-seeking hiker who comes to nature in search of a balance for the rest of life ? Are you going to travel routes because of the freedom that every step of the way brings ? Or are you a long distance walker with stages ready from ladder to ladder and want to take a measure with yourself ?

Maybe you’re the one who brings your kids to explore the secrets of the forest.

What kind of hiker are you? 

Be free to be yourself, find your inner hiker, one of your survivors, or be exactly what you already know you are. 

However, remember to respect nature and other hikers.

In this way, we will preserve what we have now, also in the future.

Petkeljärvi National Park

Petkeljärvi National Park is one of Finland's 41 National Parks. Petkeljärvi National Park is Finland's smallest and easternmost national park. Together with 6 other national parks, the year of establishment is 1956, which means that it belongs to the series of the oldest national parks established after the wars. War history is strongly visible here, although no actual battles have ever taken place in the park area, the closest ones are in Oinassalmi and Möhkö. Border Karelian culture lives on strong even today, after all, the border is only a stone's throw away.

Read more : https://www.nationalparks.fi/petkeljarvinp





Free services of the National Park

In Petraniemi, behind the main building of the hiking center, there is a campfire site that can be freely used by all visitors. Firewood can be found on the east side of the main building. Please take into account that during a grass or forest fire warning, open fires are prohibited, so you can use the camping center's barbecue hut free of charge. There is a freely accessible outdoor toilet between the parking area and the Campsite. You can leave your vehicle in the parking lot for free during your day trip, or for a longer hiking or kayaking trip. However, please note that you are not allowed to sleep in the vehicle in the parking area. A place to sleep in a motorhome, car or tent/hammock can be redeemed separately from the camping center. You can get more information from the camping center's staff

Kiwi2, two-person open kayak

from 30€ Kiwi2, an easy-to-use kayak for two
1-2 persons
Age limit 18


from 20€ Petkeljärvi Fatbikes are simple 7-speed, with 26" tires and an M-size frame, basic fatbikes that are best...
1 persons
Age limit 18

FIT-96, single kayak

from 20€ FIT-96, single kayak
1 persons
Age limit 18

Kailua - two-person sit-on-top kayak

from 30€ Kailua - a two-seater kayak
1-2.5 persons
Age limit 18

Yuma- triple canoe

from 30€ An easily paddled Canadian canoe. This canoe holds its course perfectly, which makes paddling effortless.
1-3 persons
Age limit 18

Mad River- canoe for two

price from 30 € Mad River is a traditional, multi-purpose and sturdy open canoe for two.
1-2 persons
Age limit 18

For lunch, why not

15€ Come, see and experience the wonderful landscapes of Petkeljärvi National Park. Come and enjoy the highly...

Sauna and soup

20€/person Combine your day trip in Petkeljärvi National Park with the camping center's sauna and soup package
10-80 persons

The park ranger's hut

minimum time 2 days/260€ for 1-6 persons, additional days 60€/day for 1-6 persons. Additional beds in the shed (4 pcs.) 10€/person/day. Relive the living atmosphere of the 1960s
1 - 6 persons
2 Bedrooms
No smoking
1-10 persons

Wood-heated sauna

from 25€/h Petkeljärvi beach sauna is famous for its good and gentle baths. It is possible to book a sauna from mid-May...

Spacious family room

from 80 € / night In our family room, bed. for 6-8 people
1-8 persons
1 Bedrooms
Pets allowed

Rooms with lake views from the hiking center

from 40€ Bedroom for own use from the hiking center, lake view. Pets not allowed.
1-4 persons
1 Bedrooms
No smoking