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If You have questions concerning Your Konnevesi trip and stay, please contact municipality’s tourist information +358 (0) 407 009 178.

Häyrylänranta – the harbor of Konnevesi

Häyrylänranta is the multi-purpose harbor of Konnevesi and the easiest way to get to the Southern Konnevesi national park coming from Konnevesi.

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How to get here

Address: Satamatie 60, 44300 Konnevesi Google Maps

Coming from Konnevesi center on the route 69 you should turn right to Sirkkamäentie and drive straight for about 750m, then turn left to Satamatie following the signs. The distance from Häyrylänranta to the center of Konnevesi is about 3km.

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The National Parksaariekonnevesi

The Southern Konnevesi National Park is a 15,44 km2 protected area on the border between the municipalities Konnevesi and Rautalampi, the one being situated in Central Finland and the other in Northern Savo province.

Southern Konnevesi National Park was established for the conservation and management of the coastal and insular nature of the Konnevesi lake, including the inhabiting organisms, the bedrock and the water landscapes. The national park also has a general recreation and camping use and an environmental research aspect.

The state enterprise Metsähallitus is managing the national park, which was officially opened at the autumn of 2014.

At the national park You can go by boat through the open lake areas or canoe through the labyrinth of islands enjoying the view interspersed with flat rocks and vertical cliffs. You can look deep into the crystal-clear water and see the kingdom of wild trout. In the park of thrilling contrasts you can hike through the forests up to the high rocky slopes and admire the home landscape of ospreys.

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Festivals and events

Every July the popular Hayrylänranta Pop & Blues festival takes place at the harbor and gathers thousands of spectators as a part of the traditional Konnevesi Days. In 2015 Hayrylanranta Pop & Blues will take place on 6.7. (Wednesday) and 7.7. (Thursday).

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Get in touch:
Wesku Jämsen +358 (0) 400 646 495  vesa.jamsen@konnevesi.fi
Kauppatie 25, 44300 Konnevesi

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Other events of summer 2016 include:

Sat 11.6.        11:00    Season opening

Fri 24.6.                       Midsummer celebration

Sat 2.7.                         Konnevesi Cross Run

Wed  4.8.       18:00      Accordion evening

Sat 27.8.        11:00      Finnish nature’s day

Services

While the harbor itself is municipality-owned, several organizations are operating in its area in order to provide full range of services to the visitors.

Here is a list of services according to their provider:

Lunch Café Rantahätävararantarakennus

This summer restaurant was opened at Midsummer 2014 in the renovated building of the harbor café. During the summer season it offers lunch as well as burgers and other delicacies.

In the operation of the restaurant there is a willingness to highlight the local entrepreneurs and their high-quality products. All raw materials used are domestic and usually come from the surrounding area.

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Mon-Fri 8:00-21:00, Sat 8:00-23:00, Sun 9:00-21:00sisalta

  • homely breakfast – Mon-Sat 8:00-10:00, Sun 9:00-11:00
  • buffet lunch – Mon-Sat 11:00-15:00, Sun 12:00-16:00
  • pizzas and burgers in the evening
  • alcohol beverages up to 4,7% alc.
  • catering services (for the anglers, the National Park cruises  etc.)
  • laundry service
  • the daily newspapers
  • internet connection
  • National Park tourist information point
  • bikes for rent (5€/day)
  • small grocery

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Get in touch:
Seija Korhonen +358 (0) 401 664 592  pappilanhatavara@suomi24.fi 
Salmenkyläntie 23, 44300 Konnevesi

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Konneveden Luontopalvelut

The company maintains the following services at the harbor:

  • boat platform and places for visiting boats
  • fuel distribution
  • drinking water
  • sauna, caravan and tent area (see details below)
  • canoe and rowboat for rent
  • yard games for rent
  • boat cruises in the waters of the National Park (see details below)
  • fishing permits for the Konnevesi Rapids (learn more on the Konnevesi Rapids website)

Sauna, caravan and tent area at Häyrylänrantapontto

PRICE LIST

  • Caravan – 18€/day + 5€/person/day (children for free)
  • Tent – 5€/day + 5€/person/day (children for free)
  • Sauna – 5€/person
  • Towels (from the restaurant) – 1,50€/pc

Boat cruises and hiking

Konneveden Luontoplavelut (boat M/S Myllykoski I) organizes boat cruises in the pure waters and wild landscapes of Konnevesi lake. You can explore Central Finland´s best water routes on a channel cruise. You can also cruise around the islands of the National Park and hike through its untouched nature.

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Get in touch:
Seppo Puttonen + 358 (0) 451 790 110  luontopalvelut@netti.fi
Lahdenkyläntie 290, 44300 Konnevesi

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MVH-Palvelut

MVH-Palvelut also organizes cruises in lake waters, departing from Häyrylänranta.

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Cruises in the National Park

Explore the clear waters, vertical cliffs and labyrinths of islands in the National Park.

Groups up to 50 persons.

Get in touch:
Matti Huuskonen +358 (0) 407 029 186  matti.huuskonen@hotmail.com
Peltokankaantie 57, 44300 Konnevesi

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Services maintained by the Municipality of Konnevesi

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  • clean-water swimming place with beach and diving tower
  • changing rooms, WC and showers
  • beach volleyball court
  • carpet washing place and mangle
  • waste management point
Get in touch:
Tourist information +358 (0) 407 009 178
Kauppatie 25, 44300 Konnevesi

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Konneveden Järvipelastajat ry (Lake Rescuers)

  • rescue missions
  • waterway safety control

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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:

Use the general emergency number: 112

For non-urgent tasks turn directly to the Lake Rescuers: 0400 2339 77

Other servicesrantaa

  • Canoeing, hiking, snow shoeing, snow construction
KalajaRetkeily +358 (0) 405 535 975
  • Canoes for rent
Konneveden luontoretkeilijät (Kolurit) +358 (0) 406 847 368
KalajaRetkeily +358 (0) 405 535 975
  • Boat taxi
Rautalaine +358 (0) 401 752 002