The Kodanovinen Kayak Trail is perfect for weekend kayaking and allows combining paddling and day hiking. Enjoy the magnificent landscape of the osprey and the Kodanovinen islands.
The Southern Konnevesi National Park is known for its abundant osprey population. You may see nest of the osprey at the top of a huge pine tree on small islands. Remember to respect their privacy. It is forbitten to land on small islands during the birds’ nesting season, from 15 April to 31 July.
This canoeing route takes you across the Lake of Kodanovisen Selkä to Kaituri Island. The kayaking route from Kaituri Island to the Enonranta campfire shelter is short enough to allow you time to hike to the view point of the Loukkuvuori Mountain. Loukkuvuoren Lenkki trail (2,8 km) is demanding due to large differences in altitude and rocky paths. From the top of the Loukkuvuori you can admire the magnificent views extending over the national park. This landscape is the home of a large number of rare insect, plant and bird species. Lake Konnevesi and its rapids on the Rautalampi waterway are the domain of the threatened brown trout.
Read more about Southern Konnevesi National Park.
This route is challenging because of large Konnevesi Lake. For beginners shorter kayaking route, like Käpynän kierros -kayak trail, is a better choice.
In the National Park, the following are forbidden:
KalajaRetkeily organize kayaking courses and offers Tentsile-Tree Tent Experiences.
Holiday and Course Center Törmälä offers accommodation just next to the National Park Southern Konnevesi. It is a gate to the National Park's hiking routes. There is also summer cafe.
Metsähallitus (Management of National Park of Southern Konnevesi)
Customer Service: tel. +358 (0)206 39 5270, firstname.lastname@example.org
To Kalasatama in Hanhitaipale (Satamatie 143, Rautalampi): Kalasatama has a boat ramp, which is owned by the municipality of Rautalampi. Follow the signs 'Hanhitaipale' and 'Kalasatama' from Konnekoskentie road (no 16089) to road 16090 for Kalasatama.
Read also Southern Konnevesi National Park Directions and maps.
Hanhitaipale: Satamatie 143, Rautalampi
The Map of Southern Konnevesi area, kayaking and camping gear including a tent and kerosene stove, waterproof packed phone with spare battery.
The route is more suitable for kayaking than canoeing because the area is prone to winds.
Maps and kayaking equipments available in KalajaRetkeily: https://kalajaretkeily.fi/en/, phone +358 (0)40 553 5975.