What´s Currently Happening in Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola

Petola’s Summer Presents Wild Forest Reindeer 

(Updated 28.5.2020)
Wild forest reindeer plays the main role in Petola’s summer. The happenings of the 30th anniversary of the Friendship Park had to be cancelled or postponed, but in Petola we concentrate on wild forest reindeer - one of the main reasons why Friendship Park and the Finnis-Russian Friendship Nature Reserve were established. The exhibition tells about the year of this exceptional big mammal with the beautiful photos of famous nature photographer Antti Leinonen. 

Friendship Park has a new logo

(Updated 21.2.2020) 
For its 30th anniversary, the Friendship Park has got a new fresh logo. The Finnish and Russian titles of the logo tell about the international cooperation in the field of nature conservation in the Friendship Nature Reserve. It was originally established to cover the habitats of the wild forest reindeer. Therefore it obvious that it also has the main role in the logo. 

Read more about the Friendship Park and Friendship Nature Reserve and about the wild forest reindeer.

Hiidenportti National Park welcomes you also in winter 

(Updated 7.11.2019) 
Reaching Hiidenportti National Park is a lot easier also in winter time now that the road Hiidenportintie leading to the main information point of the national park will be ploughed also this winter. 

However, you should be aware of sudden snow falls. It will take time before the ploughers get to these remote roads.

Petola Visitor Centre hibernates like bears 

(Updated 4.11.2019)
Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola follows the example of bears and has set to winter hibernation from the beginning of November. The visitor centre will be opened again in the beginning of May 2020. 

However, Petola is not totally closed. By previous appointment we organize guided tours for groups. Call us +358 206 39 6380 or send us e-mail to petola@metsa.fi.

Suurpedot.fi leads to the world of large carnivores

A wide range of information on large carnivores is provided on site suurpedot.fi. The site is available in Finnish, English and Swedish.

Wild Forest Reindeer has a New Internet Site

The pages suomenpeura.fi provide a comprehensive way to explore questions about wild forest reindeer and their species. The site is available in Finnish, English and Russian.

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