Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola

Welcome to the Petola Visitor Centre in Kuhmo

Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola is home to Finland's large carnivores and offers a window on the Kainuu wilderness. Here you can obtain information on the brown bear, the wolf, the lynx and the wolverine. There is also plenty of information on wild forest reindeer. At Petola, you can buy unique souvenirs and get the best tips for hikes in the wilderness of Kainuu.   

Opening Hours in 2017

Petola is closed until the 1.5. Guided group tours are arranged by appointment.

2.5. - 9.6. Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm
12.6. – 13.8. every day 9 am – 5 pm
14.8. – 31.10 Mon –  Fri 9 am – 4 pm

In winter Petola is closed. Guided group tours are arranged by appointment.

We reserve the rights to changes.

Free entry.

Contact Information

Address: Lentiirantie 342, 88900 Kuhmo

Telephone: +358 206 39 6380

E-mail: petola(at)metsa.fi
 

Location: In Kuhmo (www.kuhmo.fi), the Kainuu Region. Read more.

Arrival: By car. Read more.

Visit: Open from the beginning of May to the end of October. At other times by agreement. There is no entrance fee to the visitor centre. Guided group tours cost 50€/group/hour and they must be booked in advance. Read more.

Things to Do and See: The Predators on the Prowl exhibition, events, short nature films, the Petola Nature Trail, guided group tours. Read more.

Suitability: An excellent location for families with children. Also suitable for the disabled.

Services: large carnivore -themed products, fishing and hunting permits, licences for the snowmobile routes maintained by Metsähallitus, meeting services, nature education, WLAN. Café services for groups when booked in advance. Read more.

This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/kuhmovisitorcentre

The Nature Centre is managed by Metsähallitus.

Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola´s symbol.

Self-guided Tour: "Kuusamo's Renowned National Parks"

Self-guided Tour: "Kuusamo's Renowned National Parks"

Pdf-file 0,8 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Self-guided Tour: "From Helsinki to the Taiga Forests"

Self-guided Tour: "From Helsinki to the Taiga Forests"

Pdf-file 2 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)