Rokua National Park

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.
Two skiers on top of the hill in a snowy landscape. Sun shines.

The drawn emblem of Rokua national park. A common redstart on a spruce branch is depicted inside the oval symbol. The text Rokua kansallispuisto - national park wraps around the outer edge of the emblem.
When you explore the esker ridges, sandhills and kettle hole lakes of Rokua it's easy to see the clear traces of the Ice Age that explain why this area forms part of Finland's first UNESCO Geopark. Family-friendly trails lead off through the park's wooded sandhills, where the forest floor is blanketed with silvery lichens. Scattered through the park are many kettle hole lakes nestling in sandy hollows.

Suitability: Excellent for families with children. The Pitkäjärvi Trail (0.8 km), the Camprife Hut hut and the dry toilet are accessible services.

Rokua Geopark

Comprising Rokua, Lake Oulujärvi and the Oulujoki River Valley, the Rokua Geopark was the first area in Finland to join the network of Geoparks listed by UNESCO. At the same time, Rokua Geopark is the northernmost of the 67 Geoparks that form the Geopark network.

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The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Ostrobothnia–Kainuu.

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