This National Park is pretty close to Helsinki -only about 180 kilometers to Lapinsalmi parking area. This National park is mostly about lakes, hills and cliffs -the “official webpage” says like this: “Repovesi’s rugged forests are dotted with blue lakes and ponds. The park offers accessible adventures for everyone. Its hills and cliffs challenge keen hikers and climbers.” (Link)
Me and my wife visited here few days ago. We were lucky to have very nice and sunny weather and not too many people in the park!
We enjoyed our walk in the beautiful and peaceful forest! And of course we had some food with us and we made fire.
The information about the possibility to walk around “the main route” wasn’t very clear! We saw 1 or 2 info board about the ferry not being in use in the winter time. But I was thinking “It’s not winter any more!”
This is self service manual ferry, you have to pull yourself to the other side. But it was NOT in use yet. So we had to walk back the same route we did so far… But it wasn’t so terrible because we got to see this another time:
This bridge was opened in november 2019. There was old bridge but it was collapsed in the summer 2018. This new Lapinsalmi bridge is very beautiful!
These pictures are really appreciated!
I am thinking to hike in the Repovesi national park this month later. However, I cannot drive and want use public transportation from Kouvola or some other near cities. I did some research but there is no clear clue. So, do you have some ideas on how to reach the national park by public transportation in April or May? My base is in Helsinki! I would be grateful to get the help!
Sorry I don’t have any ide about public transport to Repovesi.
Last summer there was this: https://visitkouvola.fi/fi/a/133/repovesibussi-kuljettaa-kansallispuistoon-ja-verlaan#7238ad3a