Directions to Riisitunturi

3.8.2021
Early notice: Riisitunturintie is closed during week 33, ie 16.-22.8. Riisitunturintie will be renovated to a condition that can withstand the weather. The road frame will be improved and a few drums will be replaced. The road is also driven into a layer carrying coarser crushed stone and finer soil is driven into the surface.

Map of the Surroundings of Riisitunturi National Park

Riisitunturi National Park is located about 20 km from Posio, 60 km from Kuusamo, and 35 km from Rukatunturi. The closest villages are Tolva, Suonnankylä, and Keski-Kitka. The nearest airport is located in Kuusamo. The nearest railway station is in Kemijärvi, about 130 km from the national park.

To the Hiking Trails

The hiking trails can be accessed from the Riisitunturi and Kirintövaara starting points.

Starting points for summer trails and starting points for winter trails.

By Car to Riisitunturi

Riisitunturi parking area. The nearest address is Patoniementie 180, Posio. Google Maps and other navigators often give incorrect directions. The directions to follow: to reach the parking area on the border of Riisitunturi National Park, drive for 3 km along the gravel road off Patoniementie. The road to the Riisitunturi starting point is ploughed throughout the winter. Google Maps showing the Riisitunturi starting point (maps.google.com)

Kirintövaara parking area. Kirikeskus, Kiririnteentie 1, 97900 Posio. Further information: Kirikeskus Oy (kirikeskus.fi).

Please note! The road leading to the Noukavaara starting point is in bad repair, requiring a vehicle to have higher ground clearance. The Noukavaara starting point is no longer used as a starting point for the national park.

Self-guided Tour: "Kuusamo's Renowned National Parks"

Pdf 1 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi) 

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