The trail to Kiutaköngäs is being repaired!

(Updated 8.9.2017)
This week, hikers may come across workmen and an excavator on the path leading to the Kiutaköngäs rapid. We are rebuilding the route and its stairs, but the repairs will not affect hiking in the area or walking on the paths.

Preparation work along the trail!

(Updated 09/2017)
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 in mid-October due to renovation

(Updated 09/2017)
The renovation at the Oulanka Visitor Center will start after the fall season. The Visitor Center is closed during the renovation period, from mid-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.

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