Syöte Visitor Centre

The log house, whose interior is lit, stands amidst large trees. The snow is thick on the ground and in the trees.

Welcome to Syöte Visitor Centre

Syöte Visitor Centre is a handsome log castle by the gates of Syöte National Park. At the permanent exhibition, you can sense the presence of history and hear the whispering spruces. The exhibition presents the history of the interaction between man and nature in the backwoods of Syöte. While sipping a cup of coffee, you can admire the snow-crowned spruces or relax watching nature films. With the help of the up-to-date hiking tips that are provided by the visitor centre's staff, it is easy to enjoy an active holiday amongst the wooded hills.

Opening Hours in 2020

3.6.-30.6. Wed-Sun from 10 am to 4 pm
1.7.-16.10. Tue-Sun from 10 am to 5 pm
17.10.-25.10. Open daily from 10 am 5 pm
26.10.-30.11. Closed
1.12.-23.12. Wed-Sun from 10 am to 4 pm
24.-26.12. Closed
27.12.-10.1.2021 Open daily 10 am to 4 pm

Contact Information

Address: Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte (Pudasjärvi), Finland

Telephone: +358 206 39 6550

E-mail: syote(at)

Location: in the Koillismaa Region in Pudasjärvi (, in Finnish), the Syöte Tourism Region. Syöte National Park. Read more.

Arrival: By car and public transportation. Read more.

Visit: There is no entrance fee to the visitor centre. Guided group tours cost 50€/group/hour, and they must be booked in advance (groups of day-care children, pupils and students go free). Open all year round. Read more.

Things to Do and See: the Tales from the Backwoods exhibition, free nature films, activities for children, events, nature trails, group tours. Read more.

Suitability: an excellent location for families with children. Also suitable for the disabled. It is allowed to bring pets in the Visitor Centre.

Services: Nature-themed souvenirs and gifts, hunting permits, licences for the snowmobile routes maintained by Metsähallitus, a café-restaurant, meeting services, nature education.  Services provided by the cooperating partners are also available. Read more.

The Visitor Centre is managed by: The Parks and Wildlife Finland, Metsähallitus.

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