From the Pyaozero settlement there is a 59-km dirt road going to the Park.
The settlement is accessible from three directions: from the east, south, and west.
From Moscow, St.-Petersburg or Petrozavodsk you can get to the Park by following
the St.-Petersburg - Murmansk highway to the Loukhi settlement or by rail to Loukhi railway station.
From Loukhi there is a 110-km road to Pyaozero. A dirt road goes from the town of Kostomuksha
through the Kalevala settlement to the settlement of Pyaozero (253 km).
From Finland the border can be crossed at the Suoperyä-Kortesalmi cross-border checkpoint
(60 km to the settlement), or at the Vartius-Lutta cross-border checkpoint.
The visitor centre of the Paanajärvi National Park is located in the Pyaozero settlement
(for further information see
the outline map)