Two nights in Isojärvi national park

Exploring the hills and valleys of Isojärvi national park


Spend two nights camping in the wilderness of Central Finland. This relatively unknown national park has many wonders within. Beavers have made their presence known around every corner and atop every hill lies a humbling view.

This two-night journey was designed to challenge those hikers and campers who have a limited amount of experience camping. We at Taiga Times will take care of all the food, routes, and safety planning so that you can focus on getting comfortable in the outdoors.

If you are looking for a harder challenge, check out our 58KM guided hike around Salamajärvi national park.

Marvel at the dams created by beavers and the crystal clear water of Lake Isojärvi

The complete route will be approximately 20 kilometres total. Since it is summertime, we will have plenty of sunlight to walk under and can take our days as slow or as fast as you please. Our first-day hiking is about 6 kilometres and will take us through a range of beautiful areas with many ups and downs, there is even a pond we will pass which we have seen beavers from. The second day will be 10.6 kilometres and will offer us a view of the crystal clear waters of Lake isojärvi and towering green caverns under the old-growth forest.

As with every good camping trip, there must be time to relax and enjoy nature. Every evening we will have the chance to sit by the fire, eat our favourite kettle-cooked popcorn, and even go for a swim if the weather is right. This is absolutely stunning hike will have you already planning the next one.

* Rentable gear includes:
• 2-person tent - 20€
• Complete sleep system (Sleeping bag, mattress, and liner) - 15€

** Detailed packing list provided after purchase

Highlights

Journey for the day

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From Start to Finish: Your two-night excursion

Camping comfortably
The starting point for our excursion will be at 9 a.m. from Helsinki city centre (Kamppi area) unless agreed otherwise. The drive is approx. 3 hours from Helsinki.

When we arrive in Isojärvi national park, we will make a quick lunch by the Heretty Information Centre and check our backpacks before heading on the trail.

Our first night will be spent at Vahterjärvi campsite which is approx. 6 km by the route we will walk. The walk has many ups and downs so we will take the hike at an easy pace and enjoy our surroundings as we walk taking breaks at scenic points.

Upon arriving at the campsite we will set up our tents, make firewood, and begin to cook dinner. After dinner you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the evening sun or join on a small 3 km hiking loop. Mandatory evening popcorn will be made around the fire in the evening!

Second day
In the morning, your guides will be up and cooking breakfast at 8. Coffee and tea will be ready by the fire to prepare you for the beautiful day ahead! Take some time to pack your bags after breakfast and we will start the days hike.

The second day is approx. 10.6 KM and will take us through many incredible landscapes, one of our favourites is the towering mossy rock wall with a small cave below. It looks like a nice place for a bear or forest troll to sleep.

Our lunch break will be made during the hike at a designated campsite. Not much further to go! Once we have arrived at the Kuorejärvi campsite, we will set up our tents and rest our feet. Your guides will have dinner ready shortly after arriving. Yum! Obligatory kettle-popcorn in the evening fire and a swim for good measure.

Third day
Our morning coffee and breakfast will served a little after 8 a.m. and hiking back to the van at 9 a.m. The hike is only 3 km which means we will be on the road back to civilization by approximately 10:30 a.m.

You have just advanced to the next level! Check out our 5-day hike in Salamajarvi national park on the Hirvaan Kierros.


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