Oulanka Visitor Centre café closes its doors
The Oulanka Visitor Centre cafe closes on the 30th October at 4 pm and opens its doors again at the same time with the newly renovated Visitor Centre at the beginning of February 2018. The Visitor Centres customer service point will still be open on tuesday the 31st of October.
Hunting season has begun
During the fall season it is good to remember that hunting is also allowed in the Oulanka National Park for local residents, though further away from the trails. If you wish to explore the wonderful nature, further away from the trails, we recommend wearing bright colors.
The water tap outside is open throughout the year
The water tap situated outside Oulanka Visitor Centre has been repaired and is now open all year round. Earlier, the water point had to be closed for winter due to freezing.
The cable boat at the Keroharju trail is not in use
The Niitselyjoki cable boat at the northern end of the Keroharju trail has been taken out of use 10.10. so the route is currently not accessible from the northern end. The route can still be accessed from the southern point at the end of Harjulammentie in Liikasenvaara. The cable boat will be operating again in the spring after the floods are over. Read more about the Keroharju trail.
The Retkibus stops operating at the end of September and the opening hours of Oulanka Visitor Centre have changed
The Karhunkierros bus and the airport bus still operate the connection and you can find the timetables at the Ruka (ruka.fi) and Salla (salla.fi) websites. The Oulanka Visitor Centre is open everyday from 10 am to 4 pm during October.
Preparation work along the trail!
There is a ongoing preparation work for the durable pathway on the Karhunkierros trail between Savilampi - Hautajärvi. The workmen are removing old wooden duckboards and there may be other signs of work along the path, like ATV tracks. The sticks and trees marked with red ribbons along the path are signs meant for the workmen, please leave them as they are.
Oulanka Nature Center will be closed at the end of October due to renovation
The renovation at the Oulanka Visitor Center will start after the fall season. The Visitor Center is closed during the renovation period, from the end of October for about three months. According to a preliminary timetable, the Visitor Center will be opened to the public at the end of January 2018.
During the renovation, the customer services of the Visitor Center can reached by phone, email and through the Oulanka National Park Facebook pages. You can get personal customer service and maps at the Karhuntassu Customer Service in Kuusamo.
You can follow the progress of the renovation at the Oulanka National Park Facebook page (www.facebook.com).
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