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Conquering Mount Olhava, rope gliding over Lapinsalmi


The best routes to climb are found in Mt. Olhava. You can go across Lapinsalmi not only by using a rope bridge, but also by rope gliding under the rope bridge.

We will kick off the programme by meeting at Hillosensalmi train stop. First, you are given all the necessary equipment for the trip. After this the entourage will be transported by taxiboat to Repovesi National Park. There your guide will go through the safety requirements for abseiling and helps you put on your gear. Then the guide will check your gear and give valuable hints on how to conquer Mt. Olhava.  Then it’s time to enjoy the thrill of abseiling and mountain climbing.

The cliffs in southern Finland offer the best possible challenge for a climber, so take your pick form these alternatives:

  • Abseiling down Mount Olhava- approx. 45 metres of descend.
  • Rope climbing up to the top of Mount Olhava- approx. 30 metres ( the climbing itself is longer)
  • Rope gliding over Lapinsalmi – under the rope bridge for approx. 50 metres (for special groups like school kids)


If need be, the programme will continue with coffee in the great outdoors, by a campfire. Finally, a taxiboat will take the group back to Hillosensalmi.

When?;  from May to October

Duration; 4 – 5 hrs

Starting point; Hillosensalmi train stop, Hillosensalmentie 1237, 47910 Hillosensalmi,  approx. .40km north of  Kouvola city centre.

What is required of you?;  fit enough to do abseiling or mountain climbing.

When to book a seat?; One week before the intended journey, at the very latest.


Price: 450 euros per chosen activity ( max. 12 people) ( campfire coffee; 5 euros per person)

Languages: Finnish and English.

Under-18s need their guardian’s permission to partake in this kind of activity.

SeikkailuviiKari Inc., has taken out a liability insurance for the group and its participants for the duration of the activity.