What's Currently Happening along Karhunkierros Trail

On a break in open wilderness hut. Photo: Jari Hindström / Vastavalo.

Oulanka Wilderness Trail will be closed on 15th of April 

(Updated 13.4.2021)
The maintenance of the Oulanka Wilderness Trail from Oulanka Visitor Center to Juuma ends on 15th of April for this winter season.

Oulanka Visitor Centre opens on 15th of February

(Updated 3.2.2021)
Due to the current epidemic situation of the coronavirus COVID-19 Oulanka Visitor Centre is closed between 3. - 14.2.2021. The customer service of the Visitor Centre is at your service by phone (tel. +358 206 396 850), e-mail (oulanka@metsa.fi) and on Facebook (facebook.com) from Monday to Friday at 10-16. Visitor centre is open again on 15th of February. Welcome!

The use of a face mask is recommended

(Updated 8.10.2020)
We recommend using a face mask when visiting Oulanka Visitor Centre. The visitor centre does not provide masks so please bring your own. Keeping a safety distance is still important, also when spending time outdoors. Please read our coronavirus guidelines (nationalparks.fi) before heading to the trails. 

No firewood at Harrisuvanto campfire site

(Updated 24.9.2020)
Currently there is no firewood at Harrisuvanto campfire site. Harrisuvanto is locates along Karhunkierros and Pieni Karhunkierros hiking trails. The location is marked with a star on the map below. 

You can make a campfire at the Pyöreälampi or Siilastupa campfire sites, where there is firewood available in the wood sheds. Please use the firewood sparingly. 

Collecting and burning any wood from the nature in the National Park area is forbidden. 

More information about making a fire (nationalparks.fi)

Map of Pieni Karhunkierros Hiking Trail

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