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Repovesi National Park FAQ

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Note! The hanging bridge of Lapinsalmi is out of use. The parking area of Lapinsalmi and the road leading to it (Riippusillantie) are closed for winter period 3.12.2018 -29.4.2019. The Fox ferry is not in use during this time. You can enter the National Park at Tervajärvi and Saarijärvi entrances. See alternative hiking routes

Beautiful days and gorgeous views can cause a spontaneous temptation to go to Repovesi National Park. Every hiker must know that there are many freedoms and rights, but also instructions and rules to follow in nature. Thanks to these rules and regulations, everyone can have fun in the park.

Repovesi National Park FAQ

We have gathered some of the most frequent questions regarding Repovesi in this article. If you won’t find answers in this article, feel free to email us or see if our customer service chat is active.

You can also find answers to your questions from the rules and regulations of Repovesi National Park.

Where can I get a map of Repovesi National Park?

You can download the digital version right here. VisitKouvola can also send you a paper version in the mail, free of charge. The different routes in the park are also clearly marked, so getting lost is really challenging.

What should I do with garbage when visiting Repovesi National Park?

It’s important that you only leave footprints in the park, so remember to take your garbage with you. Everything that you can carry with you to the park, you can carry with you when you leave.

Can I spend the night in the park?

You are free to spend the night in a tent, when visiting Repovesi National Park. We recommend that you set up your tent near the one of the campsites or fireplaces and remember to take other people in to account.

You can also rent a cabin. You can see other accommodation services on VisitKouvola’s website. Close to Repovesi National Park you’ll find Orilmapi Holiday Resort and Aurantola Manor.

Can I take my dog to the park?

Yes, just remember to keep your pet on a leash.

Can I get to Repovesi National Park with public transport?

During the summer season, you can get to Repovesi National Park with a bus. The orange bus line in the timetable leaves from Kouvola’s main train/bus station. You’ll recognize the bus from the Repovesi and Verla art work. The blue line leaves from the main railway/bus station and it’s handled by a bus company named “Laurilan Liikenne”.

The bus ticket costs the same as a local ticket, around 5€. You can buy a ticket from the bus driver, cash payment only.

If you would like to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Verla, you can continue to Verla with the same ticket during the same day.

Outside of the summer season, you can reach Repovesi National Park with a group taxi. We also recommend checking the current bus timetables from Matkahuolto.

What route do you recommend for first timers and families?

Lapinsalmi suspension bridge closed. (5.7.2018) 

For families and first timers, we recommend the Ketunlenkki trail that is 5km long. You can see the famous Lapinsalmi Suspension Bridge and fox ferry when hiking on Ketunlenkki, so there are several interesting sights along the way. The route is not accessible with strollers and there is a steep rise to Katajavuori-cliff. You can avoid the climb by taking a short cut from Lapinsalmi to Kapiavesi. You can also explore other short routes presented in our brochure. You can start Ketunlenkki from the Lapinsalmi parking area and the route is also marked on the map of Repovesi National Park.  

Is fishing allowed in Repovesi National Park?

Finland’s “Everyman rights” give everyone the permission to fish in the park with a rod and line. If you use any other equipment, then everyone between the ages of 18 – 64 need to pay a fee. You can buy the necessary fees online.

You can also buy fishing licenses to certain areas from Orilampi Holiday Resort. You can also ask them about any special restrictions that might be in effect regarding fishing.

Can I paddle in Repovesi National Park?

Yes, absolutely. You can see where you can start canoeing and paddling from the map of Repovesi National Park and you can also find more information online. If you want to rent a canoe, then you can contact Repovesikeskus.

Can I ski in Repovesi National Park during the winter?

You can enjoy several different winter activities during the traditional Repovesi Outdoor and Nature Days that take place at Orilampi Holiday Resort. Outside of the event, there are no tracks inside the park that are maintained regularly.

Now, what are you waiting for? Hop on a bus and head to Repovesi National Park!