Route

A TRAIL THROUGH VARIED TERRAIN
 
The Salpa Trail begins in the historic Harjun oppimiskeskus, Virolahti, and continues to the museum area of Bunker Museum and on to Säkäjärvi in the traditional countryside landscape of South-Eastern Finland. From Säkäjärvi, the trail goes to the Jermula hut in Miehikkälä. From Jermula, the route continues to the Salpa Line Museum and on to Muhikko and the forested wilderness of Takamaa. The route ends at Hostikka Cave in South Karelia.
 
The Salpa Trail is marked in the terrain with blue signs. There are 2–5 signs per kilometre, and they are marked with the text ‘Salpapolku’ and otter symbols. The Salpa Trail partially runs along roads, where the route might not be marked as often. Hikers are advised to use a map for help.

 

Photo: Heli Ala-Turkia