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Hiking by River Väliväylä

In the Kannuskoski region, you can get to know the great excursion destinations of Väliväylä riverside.

The area of ​​Kyykoski, Sulunkoski and Taikinakoski are beautiful places to visit. The parking lot near the Sulunkoski shed can be reached by car.

The Kyykoski hut, the sheds of Sulunkoski and Taikinakoski have campfire sites, beautiful river scenery and nice trails for hiking.

Kyykoski recreation area can be found along theVäliväylä canoeing route. There is an outdoor route between Kyykoski and Taikinakoski. At these locations, there are bridges that cross the river. Kyykoski is an excellent fishing location.


The flow location of Kyykoski with its foaming rapids landcapes is stunning throughout the year. The longest rapids section of Väliväylä continues for approx. 300 metres. Canoers can descend along the rapids to Kyylahti and from there continue to Sulunkoski or take short break at shore at Kyykoski rest area.


Basic equipment

At Kyykoski rest area, there is a hut suitable for staying overnight and warming up together with fireplaces, an outdoor fireplace, a log table and seats, a composting toilet and a wood shed.

You can set off on a hiking excursion towards Taikinakoski or Kannuskoski via the wooden bridge that goes over Kyykoski, during the summer by foot and during the winter e.g. with snow shoes. Winter hikers, who are arriving by car, can reach ½ kilometre from Kyykoski by car, but must complete the rest of the journey using e.g. snow shoes and admiring the snowy forest landscapes. During the summer, people who cycle along Kannuskoskentie can conveniently stop by at Kyykoski hut from Kouvola’s bicycle route to rest alongside having a snack or swimming.

Väliväylä’s best fishing destination

Kyykoski water area is part of a special fishing area, but is certainly Väliväylä’s number one fishing destination and is particularly preferred by fly fishers. Fishers who hold a special fishing permit may even be rewarded with a tasty whitefish!

How to get to Kyykoski

By car, follow Kannuskoskitie 14670 and turn south on to Heinonlahti’s forest trail, which you will continue while staying on the right until the road ends. From here, there is a path for 400m.
Coordinates WGS84 60.95401 27.16078

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  • Kartta Väliväylän retkeilyreitti
  • Nokipannukahvit