Visit Oulanka Visitor Centre

A small shop with different products behind a glass wall. There are stairs next to the shop where one person can be seen walking down and another walking up.

Contact Information

Address: Oulangan luontokeskus, Liikasenvaarantie 132, 93900 Kuusamo, Finland 
Telephone: +358 206 39 6850 
E-mail: oulanka(at)

Opening hours 2024

Oulanka Visitor Centre

15.5.-31.5. Tue-Sat 10 am - 4 pm
1.6.-30.9. Tue-Sun 10 am - 5 pm
1.10-31.10. Tue-Sat 10 am - 4 pm

Restaurant Ravintola Talonpöytä Oulanka

10.5.-31.5. Tue-Sat 10 am - 4 pm
From 3.6. Mon-Sun 10 am - 6 pm

Directions and Maps

The Oulanka National Park is located 60 km north of Kuusamo and 40 km south of Salla. The closest villages are Käylä, Juuma and Hautajärvi.

By Car

  • There are road signposts from Kuusamo, Ruka and Kemijärvi to the visitor centre.
  • From Kuusamo: take road E5 towards Kemijärvi for 38 km, and turn right onto road 950, going to Salla. Drive 7 km to Käylä. From Käylä, turn onto road 8693 going to Liikasenvaara. The Visitor Centre is 13 km from Käylä. There are signposts to the Visitor Centre (Oulangan luontokeskus) from the Käylä intersection on road E5.
  • From Kemijärvi: take road E5 towards Kuusamo for 96 km and turn left onto Räväntie road (to Käylä). Drive 8 km to Käylä village, go straight to Liikasenvaarantie road (8693) and drive 13 km to the Visitor Centre.

Map of the Surroundings of Oulanka Visitor Centre.

By Public Transportation

Busses travel to Oulanka National Park from Salla and Kuusamo.

The Karhunkierros Bus drives on schooldays via Ruka, Juuma, Käylä, Ristikallio parking area and Hautajärvi. Connections to Oulanka Visitor Centre and Juuma vary on different times of the year.

The Airport Bus connection from almost every Kuusamo Airport's scheduled flights to Salla via Ruka, Käylä, Ristikallio parking area and Hautajärvi is available also for others than flight passengers.

Karhunkierros Trail Taxi

During summer there are special destination taxis from Kuusamo and Ruka for a smaller fare than in general. 

Outdoor Etiquette

A cartoon picture of a family walking on a summer path.

1. Respect nature.

2. Mainly use marked trails.

3. Camp only where it is allowed.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.

5. Do not litter.

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