"The park's lovely lakeshores include the beautiful beach of Venäjänhiekka (Russian Sands), whose name relates to the 1595 Treaty of Teusina which divided these lands between Sweden and Russia. An old border stone in Lake Tiilikkajärvi still bears a crown and a cross symbolising the two countries. A sandy esker ridge formation runs through the lake, adding to the varied natural scene. Slow down, relax, and enjoy a refreshing dip in the lake."

By Luontoon.fi

Camping course in Tiilikkajärvi National Park 2 days

The price includes taxes, online course and guidance.



Easy to moderate level. In some places of the terrain there are roots and rocks. Small altitude differences.

2 days

1 night sleeping in tents in the forest.

Public transport

The nearest bus connection is in Rautavaara, which is 15 km to Tiilikkajärvi.

Online course

The online course is part of this course. We talk about the preparation, equipment list and hiking food before starting the excursion. The online course will be held one month before the course starting date.

Group size

The maximum size of the group is 6 people.

Who can join?

For those who are interested in hiking, or would like to try a new hobby.

You have plans for hiking.

You do not have a lot of experience in hiking.

This camping course does not require any previous hiking experience and you do not need to have your own camping equipment. Additional information about hiking equipment if you are missing it.

One day in the course varies from about 4 to 6 kilometers long, and we take breaks at regular intervals. We walk about 9 kilometers long in total. There are a small challenging areas in the terrain, so participants are required to have a movement ability.

Registration by email at info@henkireikaoutdoor.com or SMS +358 443 041 863. Tell us which course you would like to join. The first payment is 75 € for booking fee and I will send you the bill through email. Remember to pay the rest of the course one month before the starting date. After registration, you will be added to a WhatsApp group, where hikers can get to know each other and agree about transportation if needed. Participants will also receive a link to our online course and more detailed information about the hiking.

Course contents

What kind of equipments are needed for hiking?

How to dress correctly in different weather conditions in the countryside?

Learn how to use an outdoor map and its markers.

How to navigate in the nature?

What kind of camping stove do you need for hiking?

Practice camping routines.

What kind of food do we eat while hiking in the nature?

Learn how to prepare a backpack properly.

Which types of camping options are available?

Sammakkotammi car parking

Valtimontie 1095, Rautavaara

+358 443 041 863 (only text message and video call)