Syöte National Park

The Syöte National Park invites you on an adventure!

The Syöte National Park was established in 2000 in order to protect the valuable natural features of the wooded hills. In the deep wilderness of the national park, many threatened species, such as the Siberian flying squirrel, the golden eagle, large carnivore species, and the delicate yellow marsh saxifrage have a chance to thrive. There are hundreds of kilometres of trails in the Syöte National Park, in all seasons.
 

The Syöte Visitor Centre is a must to visit when going on a holiday in the Syöte area.
The Syöte Visitor Centre, which is located deep in an old-growth forest, boasts a fascinating exhibition that presents the natural features and cultural history of the area. The visitor centre provides up-to-date hiking tips, making it easy to have an active holiday in this landscape of wooded hills. Some of them are listed above.

Nature trails

Nature trails are suitable for all hikers. Information boards describes natural features. Explore Syöte with all senses.

The Kellarilampi Nature Trail 0,9 km Trail runs by the shores of Kellarilampi but you can climb to Pytkynharju to admire views. Lean-to-shelter on the shore is nice place to have a rest.
The Vattukuru ravine trail 2,1 km Easy circular trail. Its starting point is at the Syöte – Taivalkoski road (no 862), about 3 km north of Syöte. There is a sign to Vattukuru at the roadside. The campfire site and lean-to shelter on the bottom of the ravine.
A campfire site and lean-to-shelter in yard of Syöte Visitor Centre Easy to reach! Have a break from summer activities and grill some sausages with open fire. See siberian jay flying in the forest and feel the silence of nature.

Say yes to adventure

The wild wooded hills of Syöte provide an ideal setting for many adventures. Hike through the magical forests, or pedal up and down along the park’s fine biking routes. The log cabin sauna at Ahmatupa in the heart of the park is a great place to soothe your body and soul. Go on an active holiday over the wooded hills and enjoy outdoor life!

Syöte Visitor Centre – Gate to the National Park

The Syöte Visitor Centre, which is located deep in an old-growth forest, boasts a fascinating exhibition that presents the natural features and cultural history of the area. The day’s newspapers and a wlan network are available free of charge. A film named Forest Wilderness created from the photographs by Jorma Luhta also fascinates children. The visitor centre provides up-to-date hiking tips, making it easy to have an active holiday in this landscape of wooded hills.

Come and take a look! There is no entrance fee to the Syöte Visitor Centre. Please check the opening hours here

  • Check the future events and temporary exhibitions from the event calendar
  • A wide range of nature-themed films
  • Hiking tips provided by expert guides
  • Guided group tours free of charge for pupils and groups of day care children!
  • Maps, fishing and hunting permits
  • Reservations for reservable huts
  • Nature-themed souvenirs and gifts
  • A wide range of indoor and outdoor activities for children
  • Snowshoes, a child carrier backpack, a child pulling sledge and flying discs (for disc golf) for hire
  • Baby care room
  • Café-restaurant Tykky

Cafe-restaurant Tykky

The café is open during the visitor centre’s opening hours. You can enjoy fresh pastries, savoury snacks, hot and cold drinks at the café. In the summer of 2018, hamburgers and salad dishes. Kitchen is open from 11 am. to 3 pm. Lunches to groups by reservation.
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