Hepoköngäs Nature Reserve

Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–20.2.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.
A tall waterfall leading down to the river in a wintry forest.

Location of Hepoköngäs Nature Reserve in Finland

Puolanka (www.puolanka.fi, in Finnish)
Area 1,7 km², established in 1956. 

The area is managed by Metsähallitus.

Hepoköngäs Nature Reserve was established in the area surrounding one of the Finland's highest natural waterfall, Hepoköngäs. Located in the magnificent Kainuu hill landscape the waterfall is a popular sight and the trail is accessible.

The river valley is lush and the gorge rugged. Half of the nature reserve is covered by spruce dominated old-growth forest in the shelter of which numerous threatened and rare species thrive.

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The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Ostrobothnia–Kainuu.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/hepokongas

Customer Service

Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola
Tel. int. + 358 206 39 6380

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Hepoköngäs in Excursionmap.fi.