Salamajärvi National Park - Cottages and Vacation Rentals
Discover the pristine nature of Central Finland in Salamajärvi National Park. Accommodation in a cosy cabin or a luxurious lakeside cottage guarantees an unforgettable nature experience for your holiday in Finland. Gofinland helps you find vacation rentals near Salamajärvi National Park with a few simple steps.
In Salamajärvi National Park, you can follow the footprints of wild forest reindeer or fish for brown trout in Lake Iso Koirajärvi. In spring, as cranes and ruffs prance on the mires, wild forest reindeer return from their wintering areas to the national park for the summer.
The main information point, Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut, provides guidance and advice for your trip, boat and snowshoe rental services, fishing licences, accommodation and food. You can even book a sauna where to relax after your excursion. By renting a cottage near Salamajärvi National Park, you can explore the natural wonders along the trails without a hurry.
Salamajärvi National Park – Location and nature
Salamajärvi National Park hides in the area of Kivijärvi, Kinnula and Perho municipalities in Central Finland. The distance to Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut is approximately 25 km from the centre of each municipality, which means Salamajärvi National Park is easiest to reach by car. A rental cottage gives you a chance to spend several days in the area and explore Salamajärvi National Park with time.
In Salamajärvi National Park, the views are dominated by vast mires and great old-growth forests, like the impressive Koirajoki old-growth forest. The area with its ecosystem has been protected since the beginning of the 1900s. At the edge of the most significant mire, Heikinjärvenneva, you’ll find an observation tower that allows you to follow wader birds in their daily routines. In Salamajärvi National Park, you can also meet wild forest reindeer that disappeared from Finland for decades at the start of the 1900s and has been successfully reintroduced to the area.
Activities and accommodation in Salamajärvi National Park
Salamajärvi National Park hosts a vast 60 km network of hiking trails which belong to the extensive 115-km-long Peura Trail spreading outside the national park. In Salamajärvi you’ll find several short circular routes from 1,5 km Children’s nature trail to 58-km-long Hirvaan kierros route – and everything in between.
Lake Iso Koirajärvi is an ideal destination for fishing brown trout, grayling and whitefish. The required fishing permits can be bought from Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut that also rents boats for your fishing trip. Salamajärvi National Park also provides excellent surroundings for mountain biking, skiing and snowshoeing.
For overnight stays in Salamajärvi National Park, you can build a tent or park a campervan or a mobile home at designated areas. For experiencing all sides of Salamajärvi National Park, a rental cottage is an ideal option. Gofinland’s extensive selection of wilderness cabins, fully-equipped cottages, luxurious villas and other types of vacation rentals makes it easy to find the accommodation that fits your needs perfectly.