Finland's most popular hiking trail, the legendary Karhunkierros Trail (also know as The Bear's Trail or The Bear's Ring), takes you to Oulanka's best locations by the roaring waters. The Karhunkierros Trail offers hikers many sights and many sweat-breaking kilometres. Thanks to route alternatives, the trail is also suitable for day trips. Part of the trail is also suitable for canoeing. This trail must be done at least once in lifetime!
Customer service: Oulanka Visitor Centre, Tel. +358 206 39 6850, oulanka[at]metsa.fi
Level of Difficulty
The difficulty of Karhunkierros and tips for hiking.
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The destination is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Ostrobothnia–Kainuu and the city of Kuusamo (in Finnish, kuusamo.fi).
This is the web page nationalparks.fi/karhunkierros