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!

National & Regional Information

Bed & Bike

Find information about cycle friendly accommodation in Finland along EuroVelo 10 - Baltic Sea Cycle Route and EuroVelo 13 - Iron Curtain Trail in Kotka-Hamina Region.

EuroVelo 13 Finland

Iron Curtain Trail runs largely in sparsely populated areas in Finland. This poses special challenges because cyclists, like any other activity travelers, are in need of the basic services of accommodation and food. The EuroVelo 13 Finland blog provides useful information to the travelers.

Outdoors Finland

The website of Outdoors Finland provides useful information about hiking, cycling and canoeing routes and packages in Southern Finland. For every cycle route, the website provides a route description and route facts such as the length, the difficulty and the estimated duration. The website is available in Finnish, English and Swedish.