Helvetinjärvi National Park - where to stay?
There are many different types of accommodation available in the vicinity of Lake Helvetinjärvi from cottages to hotels as well as for camping sites in the National Park. From Gofinland's site you can see the nearest cottage options.
Hiking in Helvetinjärvi National Park
In the Helvetinjärvi National Park, deep ravines, lush forests and narrow, shimmering lakes form an unforgettable landscape. The most famous view opens from the upper level of Helvetinkolu gorge down to the Lake Helvetinjärvi. Helvetinkolu has been a popular tourist attraction among the artists in the 19th century. Among them are Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Jean Sibelius who have been admiring the stunning scenery of Lake Helvetinjärvi and Helvetinkolu gorge.
It is advised to wear a hiking boots, as the height differences in Helvetinjärvi are considerable. The great gorge of Helvetinkolu has been used by the ancient hunters as a wolftrap. In the southern part of the National Park, the terrain is much lower and the Haukanhieta sandy beach attracts the whole family for a relaxing summer day. Helvetinjärvi is also a possible place for ice climbing and bouldering.
The easiest route to the banks of Lake Helvetinjärvi is a 4 km route from the park area of the National Park to Helvetinkatu path. The most popular camping area is the area of Haukanhieta, which is accessible to disabled persons. The Lake Helvetinjärvi routes is challenging because of its steep cliffsides and varying terrain. However, most of the national park's major routes are also accessible during the winter. In the area, it is easy to move around in the winter with skis, snowshoes or walking.
Helvetinkolu and attractions in the region
At the end of the Helvetinkolu gorge, near the shore of the lake, there is also a stopping point, which is a great place to eat lunch and gather more strength for hiking. Highlights of the National Park are the Helvetinkolu gorge, the northern side of the ravine lakes and their surrounding landscapes. There are many endangered species living in the Helvetinjärvi forest areas that are not found elsewhere in Finland. In the old forests and in the wet marshlands, you can run into flying squirrels, grouses and three-toed woodpeckers.
Restaurant Helvetin Portti is 500m away from the park area of the National Park and also serves as a guiding area to the National Park. The restaurant is also easily accessible to families with children. During summertime, the restaurant also offers pastries, ice cream and coffee.
Location of Helvetinjärvi National Park in Pirkanmaa
The Helvetinjärvi National Park is located in North Pirkanmaa, about 50 km north of Tampere. The main roads of Ruovesi, Kiuruu and Virrat have directions and clear instructions how to reach the Helvetinjärvi National Park.
Helvetinjärvi is located in Pirkanmaa in Ruovesi, and the national park comprises 50 km2 of surface including six camping areas. Hiking trails in the Helvetinjärvi National Park are more than 40 kilometers long so the area is more than suitable for hiking and trekking. During the winter, Helvetinjärvi routes do not have official maintenance, but the area's main roads are plowed.
Accommodation in Helvetinjärvi
In the vicinity of the Helvetinjärvi National Park there are cottages and accommodation for many different purposes. The nearest cottage options are found in Ruovesi, Virrat and Ylöjärvi. Pirkanmaa's comprehensive range of cottages allows you to easily organize a hiking trip. Explore Gofinland's selection and find the most suitable cottage near Helvetinjärvi National Park.