The route in Finland starts at Näätämö on the Norwegian-Finnish border and runs down to Virolahti. For much of the journey the route passes through isolated woods and moorland where you really get a feel for Finland’s vastness. On the way you visit many interesting towns and villages, such as Kuhmo, where there is a Winter War Museum. Further south, near the town of Imatra, there is the Border Museum at Immola Garrison, which focuses on the history of defending Finland’s borders.

It's definitely much easier to visit this section of EuroVelo 13 in summer when the long daylight hours enable you can cycle around the clock!

EuroVelo 13 - Iron Curtain Trail is a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 2019.
EuroVelo 13 - Iron Curtain Trail is a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 2019.

Cover picture - © Rami Valkonen

National & Regional Information

Bikeland - Finnish Center for Cycling Tourism

National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

Official bike travel website of Finland is the official bike travel website of Finland. Finland is a long and diverse Bikeland that offers memorable experiences to everyone from enjoyers to experienced adventurers. You can go bike touring in the lakeside scenery, explore new trails on your mountain bike in the midnight sun and bikepack in Finnish Lapland. From you can find Finland's best cycling routes and find the information you need for planning a bike trip in Finland.

Welcome Cyclist

There's numerous bike friendly accommodation providers, restaurants and cafes, tour operators, attractions as well as bike and transport services that welcome and provide great service for bike travelers in Finland. These companies meet the bike friendly service criteria created by Finnish Center for Cycling Tourism and you can recognise them from the Welcome Cyclist -sign at the entrance.

Maps & Guides