A daytripper’s dream

The trails in South Päijänne offer many suitable options both for families and for those who enjoy challenges. In addition to the trails in Päijänne National Park, try the Kammiovuori circular route in Sysmä and the trails connecting Asikkala and Padasjoki with the Evo Hiking Area. The Aurinko-Ilves trail (Asikkala) and Päijänne-Ilves trail (Padasjoki) are connecting trails to the longer Ilvesvaellus hiking trail (70 km) in the Evo Hiking Area.

The trails are accessible from May to the end of September, and they are classified according to the Outdoor Association of Finland’s trail classification system. The trails in the national park are maintained by the Metsähallitus Natural Heritage Services and the connecting routes by the leisure services of the relevant local authorities. Along the thematic routes, you can enjoy the area’s stunning natural beauty along with Ice Age relics, traditional Finnish village life and even some excellent shopping opportunities.