Along the route there are many deserted sandy beaches as well as altogether five campfire sites, which you can reach by foot, by bycycle or boat/canoe. In the winter, you can also ski over the frozen lake. 

Accommodation near Hirsiniemi

The route runs through Holiday Village Livohka, which offers accommodation, activities and food services. More accommodation options here.

HIKING AND BIKING ROUTE

The Hirsiniemi circle trail is suitable for the whole family. The northern part of the route follows a small and rugged path. In the south it softens into an easy-to-walk gravel road. There is a rowboat crossing over a narrow strait on the way. You can hike or bike this 16 kilometer route. If you choose biking make sure to give way to other users. When you encouter hikers, slow down or stop. 

Hiking and biking trail 16 km

Duration: 5 hours (2 hours by bicycle)

Trail markings: Paint markings

Difficulty level: Medium, circle trail

Suitability: The hiking trail is suitable for the whole family. The same trail works as a bicycle trail, and biking on this trail demands good physical condition. There are a few parts on the trail so damp that you might have to carry your bicycle. 

Trail description

The Hirsiniemi circle trail runs clockwise around the area of Pernunselkä in Lake Livojärvi. In the northern part, a rugged nature path follows the coastline, which offers soothing landscapes into the clean waters of Lake Livojärvi coast protection area. The route continues through Holiday Village Livohka following duckboards and a bridge to the deserted island of Autiosaari. From here there is a boat crossing over a narrow strait to the Peninsula of Hirsiniemi. In Hirsiniemi, the trail continues in easy terrain running on a high sandy ridge with stunning lake views. 

Good to know

Along the route there are many deserted sandy beaches as well as altogether five campfire sites, which you can reach by foot or boat/canoe. In the winter, you can also ski over the frozen lake. The route runs through Holiday Village Livohka, which offers accommodation, activities and food services.

Starting the trail 

The starting point is approximately 27 kilometers from center Posio in Holiday Village Livohka (Kaarelentie 23, 97900 Posio). If you have a car with a four-wheel-driving system you can also access the trail from a smaller gravel road. From center Posio you drive to the direction of Taivalkoski for about 20 kilometers. Then you turn left to Hirsiniemi road and continue on that small road for 4 kilometers until you come to a parking area. 

Starting point

Address: Kaarelantie 23, 97900 Posio 

Additional information

  Location

Posio travel map

Posio travel map includes:

  • Posio provincial area map
  • Hiking routes (such as Korouoma and Riisitunturi Fell routes)
  • Skiing tracks
  • Snow mobile tracks
  • Town map and services
  • The map is double-sided. One side displays the entire Posio provincial area, and the other side more detailed maps on various destinations, such as Posio hiking destinations and the town centre.

    5 €

Guided tours and equipment rental

In Hirsiniemi region you can move around on your own or with a guide on the marked trails.

Guide services
  • Local guide Oiva Soudunsaari, call +358 400 305 843
Fatbike, ski and snowshoe rental
  • Lomakeskus Livohka 4 h 20€, 8 h 30€, 24 h 50€. Call +35810 7703 720 Mon – Sun 10 am – 3 pm or contact livohka@jhl.fi

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