Vaarunvuoret

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The typical steeply rising hills by northern Lake Päijänne are particularly impressive in Vaarun­vuoret in Korpilahti. Vaarunvuoret are famous for the dramatic drop into Korospohjanlahti bay, and the southern and Arctic flora thriving on its slopes. Vaarunvuoret is an important nature reserve with an exceptionally large number of endangered and rare species, which has made it a place of particular interest among nature enthusiasts.

How to get here

By car

  • If you’re travelling from Jämsä / Jyväskylä along the E63, make a left turn at Korpilahti onto Vespuolentie (number 610), towards Joutsa / Luhanka. Stay on this road for 14 km and you will see the Vaarunvuoret car park on your right.
  • If you’re travelling from Joutsa along the E75, make a left turn onto Korpilahdentie (number 610), towards Korpilahti and Luhanka Stay on this road for 33 km and you will see the Vaarunvuoret car park on your left.

By public transport

 

Source: Metsähallitus

Contact information

41870 Jyväskylä
Starting/finishing point
The walking trails start at the Vaarunvuoret car park on Vespuolentie (number 610) and at the Korospohja landing site (accessible to boats and canoes). The Finnish Road Administration is responsible for the car park upkeep.
Coordinates
ETRS-TM35FIN N 6867757, E 432913.
Length of trail
The route is easy to walk. The landscape is varied with pine and spruce forests and rocky terrain, with some differences in elevation. Allow a couple hours to complete the trail.
Features
There are information boards along the path, introducing the wildlife and habitats of Vaarunvuoret. The route is marked with blue paint markings.
Shelter or barbeque location
There is a campfire place, wood shed and dry toilet by Lake Särkijärvi.
Trail maintenance
Metsähallitus
 

Map

Contact information

41870 Jyväskylä

Starting/finishing point

The walking trails start at the Vaarunvuoret car park on Vespuolentie (number 610) and at the Korospohja landing site (accessible to boats and canoes). The Finnish Road Administration is responsible for the car park upkeep.

Coordinates

ETRS-TM35FIN N 6867757, E 432913.

Length of trail

The route is easy to walk. The landscape is varied with pine and spruce forests and rocky terrain, with some differences in elevation. Allow a couple hours to complete the trail.

Features

There are information boards along the path, introducing the wildlife and habitats of Vaarunvuoret. The route is marked with blue paint markings.

Shelter or barbeque location

There is a campfire place, wood shed and dry toilet by Lake Särkijärvi.

Trail maintenance

Metsähallitus