Kelvenne Trail

Kelvenne Trail, Padasjoki: Address, Kelvenne Trail Reviews: 5/5

Kelvenne Trail
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The Kelvenne trail is situated in Päijänne National Park and is especially suitable for a day trip. The trail can be walked either from the south of the island (Kirkkosalmi) to the north (Likolahti) or vice versa. M/S Elbatar sails to Kelvenne Island from Padasjoki four times a week in July and once a week from Asikkala. Kelvenne Island can also be reached by water taxi from Padasjoki or by charter cruise (Asikkala, Padasjoki or Sysmä) during summer. The trail is suitable for hiking and Nordic walking and it is accessible from May to September. The path starts at Kirkkosalmi and it is marked with blue painted marks. Trail passes through beautiful esker and lake scenery. There are a number of sheltered bays which are beautiful places to rest, and there are also several campfire sites. Beside the esker landscape, the effects of the Ice Age can also be found in the form of kettle holes: one of the kettle holes has formed a small lake in the middle of Kelvenne Island!
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cindyc7558
Saint Louis, MO13 contributions
Beautiful day hike in Kelvenne national park
Jul 2019 • Family
Highly recommend this trek! Quiet, natural environment. Well marked trail with some hills, rocks, roots, and fallen trees in places. Rustic bathroom facilities. Bring plenty of water, toilet paper and mosquito repellant.
Written 9 July 2019
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Timo-Petteri
Padasjoki, Finland31 contributions
Winter Fat-Biking on Kelvenne trail
Mar 2017
Nice Saturday ride first on ice to Kelvenne and then on the Kelvenne trail from north to south.This winter was very little snow so it was possible to bike on the trail. Great scenery and sunny weather.
Written 17 May 2017
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JariJK
Kouvola, Finland4,514 contributions
Sandy beaches, beautiful forests, interesting kettle holes and nice lake views
Jul 2016 • Family
This trail is situated on the island of Kelvenne, Lake Päijänne. The trail starts from Kirkkosalmi (the southernmost point of Kelvenne) and ends in Likolahti (the northernmost point of Kelvenne) and it is marked with blue signs. It is about 8-9 kilometers long and takes 2-3 hours. You can also hike to the other way from Likolahti to Kelvenne.

You see beautiful forests, interesting kettle holes and nice lake views on the trail. However, there are so many trees that in most parts the scenery is covered with trees and you can't see the lake very well. Luckily there are very nice sandy beaches on the route.

There are many campfire sites on the trail (Kirkkosalmi, Hinttolanhiekka, Nimetön, Koukunlahti, Karhunkämmen, Isohieta, Likolahti). However, it is forbidden to use them if the forest fire warning is in effect. Water in the lake is clean and tastes good but it should be boiled. There aren't any cafeterias or other services on the island. Dry toilets are at disposal near campfire sites but you have to have your own toilet papers with you.

This hiking trail isn't too congested. Most people come here with their own boats and they stay on beaches. So you can hike almost alone. However, sometimes there may be many mosquitoes with you. So it is a good idea to have some repellent.

It is easy to get to the island with M/S Elbatar cruises from the harbor of Padasjoki in mid-summer (in July and early August). In winter there are cross-country skiing tracks from the harbor to the island over lake ice.

In 1967 they were going to build a bridge, an airport, a railway station etc. on the island. Luckily they didn't do that. Now the island is a paradise for all nature lovers!
Written 1 August 2016
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Anna v
Helsinki, Finland2 contributions
For nature lovers
May 2015 • Family
Kelvenne is a fantastic island in the lake of Paijanne. The nature was at it's best in spring and we did a lovely walk in the forrest and had a campfire picnic at the beach.
Written 25 May 2015
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