The hanging bridge of Lapinsalmi has been removed
Repovesi is a breathtaking nature attraction which you can enjoy many ways.
Recommendations for visiting the National Park before the reopening of the suspension bridge
A new bridge will be buildt during autumn 2019. It is expected to be ready in September. The new bridge will be made of steel and is twice as wide as the old one.
Water taxis also operate in Repovesi. Visitors can enjoy the tranquillity of a wooden boat smelling of tar or travel more quickly by rubber dinghy or Buster boat. Popular places to stop and stretch the legs include Karhulahti, Mustavuori, Kuutinkanava and Määkijä. Water taxis also take passengers from the national park and deliver them for example to Hillosensalmi or the Lapinsalmi entrance. Water taxi services are provided by: Kuutin kolo, tel. +358 400 551 530 and Seikkailuviikari Oy, tel. +358 500 862 862. When ordering a water taxi, it is worth checking at what times they are available, and you can also order one in advance.
It is interesting to see the park from the water, for example in a canoe on a Golden Trail cruise.
Repovesi Bus travels from the travel center in the city to the National Park durning September weekends. The Bus takes visitors to the Verla World Heritage Site and to the entrance to Repovesi at Lapinsalmi. Along the bus route are also Vuohijärvi Nature and Culture House and Orilampi Cottage, among other sights.
You can also conveniently take shared taxi from Kouvola Travel Centre to the different entrances to Repovesi National Park. Kymenlaakso Taksi offers lifts, which can be booked from the number +358 100 87 227. In Kouvola, Avis, Hertz and Scandiarent provide rental cars.
National park guidelines for the safety of hikers and nature
Metsähallitus has given extensive guidance to hikers, for example, to comply with the principles of litter-free hiking, to follow forest fire warnings and to bear in mind that some areas of the park maybe outside mobile phone reception. Visitors to the park are recommended to download the 112 mobile application. A map of the national park can also be downloaded onto mobile phones in advance or a printed A3 size Repovesi map can be taken along. Printed maps can be picked up from the VisitKouvola information point at Vuohijärvi Nature and Culture House and the Repotassu Cafeteria at the Lapinsalmi entrance. VisitKouvola is also happy to post tear-off maps of Repovesi (orders firstname.lastname@example.org). There are also map signboards at the entrances to the national park.
New bridge is being bult
The popular Lapinsalmi Suspension Bridge at the entrance to Repovesi National Park has been removed in 2018. The new bridge is being built durning autumn 2019. The worksite has been bordered with a flagline and fences and it's forbitten to enter the worksite.