Hiidenportti National Park

Hiidenportin kansallispuiston

Hiidenportti is located around 90 km's southeast of Kajaani in a municipality called Sotkamo. The park area covers 45 square kilometers. Best parts...In this park, there are many ravines which are up to 20 meters tall, so if you like heights in the middle of the forest, Hiidenportti just might be a place to go for a hike. More: For pine tree lovers, this park is for you. See some 400 year old tree species at this park, and pick berries and mushrooms in the early fall.

The 1 km long Hiidenportti gorge, shoots water toward the northwest end flows westwards towards the Gulf of Bothnia. At the gorge and around the forest area there are several dark ponds Mustalammi in Finnish which are interesting sights to see. Hiidenportti Trails are an easy walk, since the scouts use em. The one trail to hike is a short 3 to 4 km trail called the Hiidenkierros. This is a circular trail taking you through the Hiidenportti gorge.

Access the parking area to see the main attractions of the park, starting your walk at the Palolampi parking place. Begin walking east from the parking lot and follow the path toward Hiidenportti. From there, the path turns downward toward the ravines. You will notice the stairs, then the path curves back around.

Address of Palolampi information center for navigational purposes: 86 Hiidenportintie(road), Sotkamo(city). Here are the driving directions from the city of Kajaani to the Palolammi entrance.

Get a preview of the park and take a walk with someone who has been there in the fall by watching this video/slide show.