Riisitunturi National Park

Ski cross-country on maintained trails Ski cross-country off trails Sights and scenery Hiking Birdwatching Snowshoeing Pick berries and mushrooms Dog sledding
The Emblem of Riisitunturi National Park - Hawk Owl and crown snow topped spruce branchesHumid climatic conditions contribute to Riisitunturi's natural beauty. The park has some of the finest sloping bogs anywhere in Europe. In winter the spruce trees that cover many of Riisitunturi National Park's hillsides are clad with a thick coating of condensed frost, creating a photogenic white forest. Enticing trails suitable for day-trips or longer treks welcome hikers in summer and snowshoe trekkers in winter.

Fells of the Hanging Bogs and Snow-Crowned Spruces

Location of Riisitunturi National Park in FinlandLocation: In Southern Lapland, in Posio (www.posio.fi) close to the border of Kuusamo. Read more

Arrival: By car and public transportation. Read more

Activities: Trekking, admiring the sights and the views, snowshoeing. Read more

Sights: The finest slope bogs in Europe and the heavily snow-laden spruces. The secrets of the meadow culture of the olden days. The history of deer hunting and reindeer husbandry Read more about nature and history

Suitability: Suitable for people of all ages and beginners as well. A good destination for cross-country skiers, snowshoers, trekkers, bird watchers and photographers.

Services: A wide variety of services throughout the year: open wilderness huts, a day trip hut, lean-to shelters and firewood, campfire sites, dry toilets. Services provided by the cooperating partners are also available. Read more

Trails: Marked trails for hiking in summer and snowshoeing in winter (42 km). Ski trails (20 km). The Riisin rääpäsy Trail (a 4.3-km circular trail) is suitable for families with children. Read more 

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

The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. Address Torangintaival 2, 93600 Kuusamo, Finland.

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

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

Oulanka Visitor Centre
Tel. int. +358 206 39 6850
Email: oulanka(at)metsa.fi

Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu
Tel. int. +358 206 39 6804
Email: karhuntassu(at)metsa.fi


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