Oulanka Visitor Centre

Oulanka Visitor Centre. Photo: Minna Koramo.

Welcome to Oulanka Visitor Centre

Oulanka Visitor Centre will take you to gorgeous riverbanks and magnificent photography destinations. It will also provide you with unforgettable experiences. Here, you can obtain information on the gushing waterfalls, the legendary Karhunkierros Trail and the variety of services provided in the area. Start your nature adventure at Oulanka Visitor Centre.

This year Oulanka Visitor Centre turns 30 years!

Oulanka Visitor Centre. Bild: Minna Koramo.

Opening Hours in 2019

11.2. – 26.5. Mon – Sun from 10 am to 4 pm
27.5. – 29.9. Mon – Sun from 10 am to 6 pm
30.9. – 29.10. Mon – Sun from 10 am to 4 pm
30.10. – 31.12. Tue – Sat from 10 am to 4 pm, Sundays and Mondays closed

We reserve the rights to changes.
Free entry

Contact Information

Address: Oulangan luontokeskus,
Liikasenvaarantie 132, 93900 Kuusamo, Finland

Telephone: +358 206 39 6850

E-mail: oulanka(at)metsa.fi

The best place to gain information on Oulanka and Karhunkierros Trail - Oulanka Visitor Centre

Location: In Kuusamo (www.kuusamo.fi), Northern Ostrobothnia, Oulanka National Park and Karhunkierros. Read more.

Arrival: By car and public transportation. Read more.

Visit: Open daily during the high season.
Closed on Sundays and Mondays in November, December and January, as well as on Christmas holidays. There is no entrance fee to the visitor centre. Guided group tours at the exhibition and in the terrain of Oulanka National Park cost 50€/group/hour, and must be booked in advance. Read more.

Things to Do and See: The exhibition On the banks of a flowing river, films, events, guided tours, temporary exhibitions, day hiking trails, a nature trail (2 km) to the Kiutaköngäs Rapids, a memorial for the author Reino Rinne by the nature trail. Read more. 

Services: hiking information, signposts guiding to hiking trails, nature education, the Oulanka Shop, fishing licences, an auditorium, a children's play corner, a library, child backpack carriers for hire, lockable storages for belongings. Read more.

Suitability: an excellent location for families with children. Partly accessible for all. Also pets are welcome.

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

This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/oulankavisitorcentre.

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

Self-guided Tour: "Kuusamo's Renowned National Parks"
Pdf-file 0,8 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi) 

Self-guided Tour: "From Helsinki to the Taiga Forests"

Self-guided Tour: "From Helsinki to the Taiga Forests"
Pdf-file 2 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Restaurant Ravintola Talonpöytä

Restaurant Ravintola Talonpöytä

Come to enjoy refreshments, local delicates and wild food. We sell postcards and stamps. We serve lunch every day from 11. Also hiking equipment like snowshoes and terrain skiis for rent.

Opening hours

16.2. - 10.3. Open Mon-Sun at 10am - 4pm
11.3. - 14.4. Open Mon - Fri at 10am - 4pm, closed Sat-Sun.
15.4. - 31.10. Open Mon-Sun, on Oulanka Visitor Centre's opening hours.

Equipment rental

Poles 10€/day
TSL snowshoes and poles 20€/day
OAC skis and poles 35€/day
Child carry backback 20€/day

More information: Tel. int. +358 40 124 2994

See Directions: By Public Transportation to Oulanka Visitor Centre

See Directions: By Car to Oulanka Visitor Centre

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