Karhunkierros Trail is accessible 

(Updated 20.5.2019)
The spring flood is now over and the Karhunkierros Hiking Trail (82 km) is open for hiking. The trail can be still wet and muddy in some places. The maintenance work of the trail and huts will start in the end of May 2019.

Watch live stream video of Kiutaköngäs, Oulanka National Park (www.youtube.com). In video there are several different points of view on the rapids.

Attention! Follow the marked trails!

(Updated 02/2017)

All the trails in Oulanka National Park are marked and from every mark you should see the next one. We would like to remind you, that there are procedures in the park which require the use of snowmobiles. The snowmobile tracks resemble walking paths and may lead you away from the marked trails. Straying from the marked trail may lead to getting lost, which is why we urge you to be aware of your surroundings. Always remember to dress appropriately and pack extra supplies with you on your trip. If you come across shortcomings in the trail markings, please feel free to send information to oulanka@metsa.fi.

Karhunkierros Trail Weather

The latest weather forecasts and warnings for Kuusamo and Hautajärvi, Salla (www.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).

Trip Advisor Recommendations

ilmatieteenlaitos.fiCheck for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).

Watch Oulanka web cam

Kiutaköngäs web cam picture (oulankalw.oulu.fi)

Oulanka web cam