North Ostrobothnia
Town of Kuusamo (
Area: 8.1 sq. km. Established in 1991.

Valtavaara-Pyhävaara Nature Reserve is located in Kuusamo northeast of Ruka Holiday Resort ( The reserve is comprised of three areas: Valtavaara Hill, Pyhävaara Hill and Juhannuskallio Cliffs.

Valtavaara Hill is the Kuusamo area's highest point and the diverse area offers every nature-lover something from spectacular views and challenging cross-country skiing trails to fell vegetation which thrives even in these harsh conditions, as well as rare birds and winter wonderland landscape. Valtavaara is a wonderful place to visit in summer and winter.

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Tel. int. +358 40 732 5615

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Tel. int. + 358 (0) 40 732 5614

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