New opening hours

(Updated 29/10/2021)
The opening hours of Oulanka Visitor Centre will change in November for the winter. The visitor centre is open from Tuesday to Saturday, closed on Mondays and Sundays. The restaurant Talonpöytä Oulanka will be on winter vacation starting from 30th of October. The restaurant will be closed until mid-February. Opening hours of the visitor centre can also be checked here

The fishing season 2021 has ended

(Updated 01/09/2021)
The fishing season 2021 in the Oulankajoki 5572 permit area and the Oulanka-Kitkajoki permit area has ended. The fishing season in these permit areas will start again on 1st of June 2022.

No gas stove at the Taivalköngäs wilderness hut

(Updated 12/08/2021)
The gas stove of the wilderness hut at Taivalköngäs is being repaired. We will inform here when the gas stove is at its place again. Food can be prepared at the campfire sites near the hut when the forest fire warning is not valid. Always have a camping stove with you when hiking long distances.

Route change at Valtavaara

(Updated 22/07/2021)

Map of route change at Valtavaara.

A roof renovation started at Oulanka Visitor Centre

(Updated 14/07/2021)
The roof renovation started on 14th of July and is estimated to finish within a month from the start. During the renovation part of the Visitor Centre’s yard will be marked with barricade tape for safety. Do not enter inside the marked area. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Entering the Pähkänänkallio Cliff is prohibited 1.4.-15.8.

(Updated 25/5/2021)
Entering in the Pähkänänkallio Restricted Area is prohibited from 1st of April to 15th of August. You can see the map of the restricted area below. 

Map of restricted area in Pähkänä Rocks.

The use of a face mask is recommended

(Updated 8/10/2020)
We recommend using a face mask when visiting Oulanka Visitor Centre. Keeping a safe distance is still important, also when spending time outdoors. Please read our coronavirus guidelines ( before heading to the trails.

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