Haukkavuori (translation: Eaglemountain) is the highest point of the
South Karelia region, located in the municipality of Rautjärvi.
Haukkavuori is about 80 m tall, measured from the surface of lake
Sarajärvi below. Haukkavuori offers the best views in the whole region,
making it a popular hiking destination for locals and travellers alike.
Haukkavuori is one of Finlands Natura-targets and governed by The Finnish Cultural Heritage Foundation.
Watch this video
taken from Haukkavuori!
Haukkavuori is a historical landmark that has the demarcations of the
Treaty of Nöteborg (1323), the Treaty of Teusina (1595) and the Treaty
of Nystad (1721). The demarcations carved into the surface of
Haukkavuori were made when the Treaty of Nystad was instated. Similar
landmark can be found from road Torsansalontie, located by highway 6,
from a stone called “the Logger’s rock”.
Parking bay has a hootchie and an earth closet. The hilltop is about 1
km away from the parking spot. If raining, it is highly recommended to
wear waterproof shoes and clothing on the trail.
The hill has a 4 km hiking trail that requires good physical fitness and agility. The trail is classified as demanding.
Haukkavuori is located approximately 14 km away from Simpele town
centre. Drive road Pitkäjärventie from Simpele town centre. Drive
towards Sarajärvi (road Sarajärventie). Drive forward until there’s a
road turning left with a Haukkavuori-sign. Follow the signs to