Korouoma Nature Reserve Directions and Maps

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.–26.1.2022. 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.


By Car

  • From Rovaniemi it is 100 km to Koivuköngäs and 115 km to Saukkovaara. To get to either place take road 81 (Rovaniemi-Posio) from Rovaniemi. From Posio it is 30 km to Saukkovaara along the Posio-Rovaniemi road. To Lapiosalmi 20 km by way of road Posio-Ranua. There is a forest road by which you can get from Saukkovaara to Lapiosalmi and to Voho in the west.
  • Directions from road 81 (Rovaniemi-Posio): At the village of Pernu turn right onto a local road at the sign for Selänsalmi. Drive for about 2 km and turn right at the sign to Korouoma. From this intersection it is about 3 km along a forest road to Saukkovaara, where you can find a parking area and information boards.

Map of the surroundings of Korouoma © Metsähallitus 2006

By Public Transportation

Starting Points for Excursions

  • Good starting points for excursions are the trail starting points at Saukkovaara, Koivuköngäs and Lapiosalmi. There are parking areas and information boards at all of these points.


Other Maps

  • Maastokartat: Terrain maps S522 Simojärvi, T511 Autti, 1:50 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus, National Land Survey of Finland and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Peruskarttalehdet: Basic terrain maps 3631 07, 3542 09, 3542 11, 3542 12, 1:20,000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland.
  • Maastokartat: Terrain maps 3542 Simojärvi, 3631 Autti, 1:50 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus, National Land Survey of Finland and well-stocked bookstores.
  • GT tiekartta Pohjois-Suomi: GT Roadmap Finland North, 2013, 1:400 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.

Map Sales Points

Excursionmap.fi: Korouoma

Korouoma frozen waterfalls Brochure

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