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Great walk, stunning scenery

Helvetinjarven (Hells Lake) doesn't live up to its name at all, it is stunning with some beautiful... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Camberley, England, United Kingdom
walk, swim and enjoy the peace

There are several national parks that can be visited in day-trips out of Tampere. The most famous... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2015
Zurich, Switzerland
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16 Sep 2017
“Totally quite”
23 Sep 2016
“Kevyt päivävaellus Helvetinkolulle ja takaisin”
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Helvetinkoluntie 775, Ruovesi 34640, Finland
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful intact nature. The trail from Haukanhieta is easy and consists of a 5,5km path to the "hole of hell" there the view is really nice. Nothing spectacular though and you will take the same path back. Easy to access and it was almost free...More

Thank Bnty M
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Vaelsimme kauniina lauantaipäivänä Haukanhiedan pysäköintialueelta Helvetinkolulle (5,5 km) ja takaisin. Sää suosi, polut ovat selkeät ja portaat sekä pitkospuut pääosin kunnossa (matkalta löytyi vain yksi murtunut porras). Reitti on helppo kulkea ja maisemat kauniit, suosittelen Helvetinjärveä helpoksi maastokohteeksi. The route from Haukanhieta to Helvetinkolu and...More

Thank Maija H
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Helvetinjarven (Hells Lake) doesn't live up to its name at all, it is stunning with some beautiful views as a reward. The circuit takes you through woodland, heathland, bog and to the top (and bottom) of a cliff. I visited with my 6 month old...More

Thank ElsieUnderscore
Reviewed 10 July 2016

There is very nice 4km path when you start from Kankimäki. It's well maintained and easy to walk, only if you wish to go down by the lake there is lots of stairs (it's not necessery to enjoy the views). It's fun to climb up...More

Thank mella230
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We hiked about 4-5 kilometres trail with 7 and 9 year olds. It was a bit short hike for our family, but we wanted to try the only circle trail that is available in Helvetinjärvi. We started the hike from Kankimäki parking. We went there...More

Thank Fimilia
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Definitely worth visiting when in Central Finland or in near Tampere. Easy to walk through even with kids (we had 3 kids along, smallest walked all the way and they were 4 years old and one in backpack). Hint: take something to grill with you,...More

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 17 December 2015

There are several national parks that can be visited in day-trips out of Tampere. The most famous is probably Helvetinjärvi N.P., because apart from the usual trees and lakes here can be found also a gorge. To get information, maps and brochures we first drove...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 18 September 2014

Helvetinjärvi is about one hour drive from Tampere. The scene is typical Finnish; lake and trees, hills, rocks and paths. Ideal place for hiking, canoeing or hiking shorter or longer paths. Or just making some coffee or having picnic. Pick berries and swamps. If you...More

Thank Eater13_13
Reviewed 17 July 2014

In my opinion the Helvetinkolu Gorge is nothing special but you got to love the hike in a silent and rugged forest with cliffs, rocks, small bonds... So it's a nice place for a hike. The con in helvetinjärvi National park is that there are...More

1  Thank Jenny A
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We went there, hoping to find a real canyon but ..what a delusion! We passed by without recognizing it: it's just a 2 m large and steep walkable pathway that jumps down 20 m to the lake. Nothing to be shaked for, though the indication...More

Thank supeimonti
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