Repovesi National Park

Repovesi National Park

The Repovesi National Park is southern Finland’s most popular hiking destination and can be reached within 2 hours by public transport from Helsinki.

The national park offers many lakes and hills. There are campsites and shelters, and it is close to the town of Kouvola and can be reached by public transport. There is also a well in the national park from which you can get fresh water. Navigation in the Repovesi National Park is quite easy, as hiking trails are marked.

The Olhavanvuori Rock is 50 m high and shines in different colours on sunny days. It has prehistoric rock art and is perfect for rock climbers. There is also a watchtower nearby, which I highly recommend to take nice landscape photos.

From Mustalamminvuori, I had a great view of the national park. I had to climb the observation tower in Mustavuori to enjoy the scenery. I also walked over the Lapinsalmi suspension bridge.

I also took the fox ferry to the other side of the lake. The 270 m long Kuutinkanava Canal was built in 1912 to float tree trunks.