Hiidensaari and Hiidenvuori form an important national landscape. You can see far along the elegant River Kymijoki from the mountain. There are several trails as well as a resting area with platforms on the island.
HIIDENSAARI AND HIIDENVUORI
Hiidensaari and Hiidenvuori form a stunning national landscape in Pyhäjärvi, in Iitti. In the area
there are things to see from ancient history to the stunning protected broad leaf woodland. The magic of music is available during the summer. Hiidensaari is an excellent place to go hiking, moutain biking or even visit by boat or canoe. During the winter, the nature provides the tranquility to approach it in snow shoes.
WHAT DOES HIIDENSAARI OFFER
Hiidensaari is a diverse destination. By visiting the peak of Hiidenvuori, the stunning views across River Kymijoki and Lake Pyhäjärvi will open out – national landscape
at its best. According to folk lore, a Goblin lived on the island, which is why women were taken to safety to the nearby Naistenlahti bay whenever the men of the village were away for longer periods. According to ice roads, the area has been inhabited since the Stone Age. A cairn from the Bronze Age and an ancient castle that may be from the Iron Age are signs of the importance of the island. The area also has a valuable woodland protection area.
DURING THE SUMMER
Hiidensaari is an event venue
During the summer, musical culture offerings concentrate at Hiidenvuori. A music festival is organised in June. A special characteristic is the festival’s nighttime schedule.
Hiking in the area
Hiking at Hiidensaari. The area has a good network of trails as well as wooden steps to the 60-metre-high mountain. You can freely move along the roads and trails by mountain bike. From the Retkikartta service to Iitti and from there northeast and you will find Hiidensaari. The eastern part of the island is a nature preservation area. Here you can move around along the paths and roads.
Boating, canoeing and fishing
There is a large boat platform at the shore of Hiidensaari, where you can moor even a larger boat. It is nice to fish small fish from the platform and then trick the pike with the small fish.There is a campfire area and a toilet at the shore. Hiidensaari is along the Heinola – Voikkaa canoeing route. Come ashore if you are canoeing via Kimola Canal or Manakala Rapids.
HIIDENSAARI DURING THE WINTER
During the winter, you can reach Hiidensaari by car. It is nice moving around in the area with snow shoes or forest skis. It’s worth visiting Kymijoki to go ice-fishing and broil the fish at the resting area’s campfire at shore.
THIS IS HOW YOU CAN REACH HIIDENSAARI
The destination’s GPS address is Hiidensaarentie, Iitti 46710. You can reach Iitintie by bus from where there is a 5-kilometre-long walk. Use Kimola as the bus’s destination
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OTHER NEARBY SERVICES
Village of Kimola and shop
Visitor survey about Kymenlaakso’s leisure destinations 2013