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Matsu resting area is in the centre of history. There are a lot of wartime structures. Take a lamp with you and in you go.



Basic equipment

There is a lean-to shelter, fireplace, woodshed and a composting toilet at Matsu’s resting area. You can stay the night in the lean-to shelter. There are also Salpa Trail’s signposts. The actual Salpa Trail is marked with blue markers in the terrain, on rocks and tree trunks.

Right next to the rest area, you will find a 30-man accommodation dugout and a lookout dome. Please note however that the dugouts do not have lighting and they may have deep minings, sharp projections, iron pegs and drops. Entering takes place at your own risk, so please be careful. It is worth taking an electric flashlight or other means of lighting with you. The dugouts and other fortresses are comparable to sites that are subject to the Antiquities Act.

Hiking and mountain biking

The Salpa Line is suitable for hiking and mountain biking. The terrain of the trail network is suitably challenging and varied for fun mountain biking. During the summer, you can hire mountain bikes at, for example, Illi-Sport, in Hamina.

In addition, Salpa Hikes are organised at the Salpa Trail.

How to get there

It is 1.5 km from the Bunker Museum to Matsu rest area. You can complete the jouney by foot or by mountain bike along the hiking trail. You can conveniently leave your car at the museum and spend a pleasant day outdoors at Matsu rest area. You can also reach the destination by car. Turn on to the road opposite the road leading to the Bunker Museum and drive forwards until you reach the Matsu signposts.

Coordinates: WGS84 60.56398 27.59796

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Other nearby services

Salpa Centre

Virolahti tourism services


Visitor survey about Kymenlaakso’s leisure destinations 2013