Looking for the ultimate wilderness experience in Finland? The Karhunpolku can be translated as Bears path. The name points out in which territory you'll be hiking. Close to the Russian border, in the East of Finland you will find the province Karelia, a pure wilderness area where bears, wolverines and elchs are dominating the territories. During six to seven days you will hike through dense forests, crossing swampy areas and marvel at the most stunning lakes, wilderness river and maybe see even some wildlife.
This e-guide offers all the information to plan and hike this 133k trail independently. It's the best and most fun way to save on your travel budget. How to get there? What facilities to expect? Or what to bring in your backpack? All the questions that can be posed while planning a multiday hike will be answered.
Type adventure: Hiking
Tip: If you are looking for adding more adventure to your journey across Finland: the Karhunpolku can be combined with a canoeing adventure on the Jongunjoki river.