The Valkjärvi camping site, situated on the northern section of the Repovesi national park, is the ideal base camp for your outdoor event. The destination is recommended also for larger groups, as there will be enough space, peace and quiet for camping. The longest hiking route inside the national park, Kaakkurinkierros, passes nearby the camp. The Olhavanvuori cliffs and the Mustalamminvuori observation tower are both situated some 1,5 km away from the camp. Some forest-management related burn-clearing, comprising an area of ca. 14 hectares, has been undertaken in a nearby forest.
Rental object info
The Valkjärvi camping area was built in 2015 and comprises an area of ca. 1,5 hectares. There’s a wooden cabin, the main hub of the camp, with a living area of 60 m2 and an inside balcony with sleeping space for 6 persons. This cabin can host 40–50 people on a dinner party. The outdoor premises can host another 25 persons under canopies. Mattresses can be placed on the floor of the cabin and there’s plenty of space for tents on the yard.
There are also a cooking stall and a dish-washing canopy on the yard, as well as a campfire site, a root cellar, a well, a wood-shed and an accessible outhouse.
Additionally there’s a site for a rental tent sauna. The shaped-by-nature lakeshore features a platform for small boats, canoes and kayaks.
The Valkjärvi camping site is located in the Repovesi national park, on the pristine lake Valkjärvi, ca. 1,8 kilometers from the Saarijärvi parking area. The Kaakkurinkierros hiking trail passes nearby.
- A wooden stove and an oven (meant for cooking and heating the cabin)
- A shovel and a bucket for ashes
- A wood-shed, cut firewood and an axe
- A fireplace with benches
- Coffee and tea pots with pot coasters
- Five kettles, meant only for indoor use
- A skillet
- Three water buckets for dishes and dishwashing water, a water scoop
- 24 pairs of woolen socks (It’s prohibited to wear outdoor shoes inside the cabin!)
- A floor mop, a bucket and some brushes for cleaning
- A portable and an adjustable ramp for wheelchairs
- A root cellar
- A cooking stall and a dish-washing canopy
- Dry outhouses (also accessible by wheelchair)
- A well (decent quality for drinking water, but may contain an off taste or scent; other wells located nearby, at Olhava area and at the Saarijärvi maintenance building)
Booking info and usage
Maximum booking duration of the camping site is two weeks, bookings only through our online booking service. Please click ”Book now” for commencing the booking sequence. In case you wish to make multiple bookings simultaneously, please add all the purchases in the shopping cart before payment.
No vehicles are allowed on the camping site. It’s prohibited to wear outdoor shoes inside the cabin.
The check-in to the camping site will begin at 14.00 on the day of arrival, and the check-out must be made before 11.00 on the day of departure. Please adhere to the schedules.
Logistics and maintenance-related driving
A driving permit to the Valkjärvi camping site through the Saarijärvi region can be applied to for maintenance and logistics reasons, such as a catering event or an event of notable size. The permit can be admitted to a single vehicle for the days of arrival and departure. The vehicle must drive only along the marked driving trail, and the vehicle must be parked on the Saarijärvi parking area.
Please apply for the driving permit on time, as the application process may take up to 4 working days. Please read the terms and conditions thoroughly and act accordingly.
Specific info regarding the keys will be sent with the booking confirmation. The keys are being kept at the premises, in a locker on the cabin wall. Instructions can be found pinned on the wall beside the locker. The person making the reservation will be sent a PIN code to the locker via SMS some hours before the start of the lease.
The person making the reservation will be holding the responsibility for the keys throughout the lease. The keys must be returned to the locker once the lease time has expired. In case the the person making the reservation fails to return the keys, a compensation is to be paid according to the booking terms and conditions.
Cleaning and waste disposal
The person making the reservation is responsible of the tidiness of the leased premises, the yard and the connected services. Please clean the premises thoroughly, so that the next visitors will also have a pleasant stay!
The Repovesi national park adheres to the principle of leaving no waste behind, and there are no waste containers in the national park. Every visitor is responsible for their own waste. This means, all non-burnable waste (including aluminium-lined food containers) that you bring with you must be brought out of the national park.
Small compostable waste, such as food scraps, teabags and coffee filters, can be thrown in the outhouse compost.
Under any circumstances do not leave any foodstuffs behind, as they attract animals. Make sure you don’t leave any burnable waste behind either.
Read more about the principles of leaving no waste behind (in Finnish): https://www.luontoon.fi/roskatonretkeily
No pets are allowed inside the Valkjärvi camp cabin. Always keep your pet in a leash inside the national park.
No smoking inside the cabin.
The drinking water in the well meets quality standards (last tested 2018), but may contain an off taste or smell.
There are mobile phone dead zones in the national park. Please check the connectivity of your mobile phone with your operator. If You have trouble in connecting with your mobile phone, try to climb on a higher terrain or find an open terrain. In case of an emergency call remove the SIM card: this may be helpful in connecting with the emergency operator.
Read more about mobile phone connectivity issues (in Finnish): https://www.luontoon.fi/retkeilynabc/turvallisuus/vaarojenennaltaehkaisy/matkapuhelimienkuuluvuus
Services and maps
There are certified travel guides describing the Repovesi national park area, and those also feature adventure and educational nature programs. The business partners in the national park offer a multitude of tourist services as well as rental equipment.
Repovesi services: https://www.luontoon.fi/repovesi/palvelut/yhteistyotahot
Rental tent sauna service: https://repovedenkansallispuisto.fi/fi_FI/categories/4-valkjarvi/products/7-eranen-telttasaunavuokraus-valkjarven-varausleirialueelle-14-18-hloa
Maps: https://www.luontoon.fi/repovesi/kartatjakulkuyhteydet ja https://www.retkikartta.fi/
A virtual journey to Repovesi: https://www.visitrepovesi.fi/
General info and news: https://www.luontoon.fi/repovesi
Terms and conditions
Please make sure to get acquainted with the terms and conditions before making your reservation.