What´ s Currently Happening in Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola

Summer season in Petola 

(Updated 16.5.2019) 
Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola is open again for the summer time. This year we put special focus on a photo exhibition named Brown Bear in the Wilds of Kainuu by nature photographer Valtteri Mulkahainen.  

Valtteri Mulkahainen is known for his bear photos, but he is keen in photographing lakes and rivers and their shores. Landscapes, sunrises and sunsets, winter sceneries and a lot of other themes are often captivated through his camera lenses. 

Brown Bear in the Wilds of Kainuu. Photo: Valtteri Mulkahainen The main exhibition in Petola Visitor Centre concentrates on large carnivores in Finland - brown bear, wolf, lynx and wolverine. We also have a lot of information on wild forest reindeer. Check the opening hours here.

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Suurpedot.fi leads to the world of large carnivores

A wide range of information on large carnivores is provided on site www.suurpedot.fi. The site is available in Finnish, English and Swedish.

Wild Forest Reindeer has a New Internet Site

The pages www.suomenpeura.fi provide a comprehensive way to explore questions about wild forest reindeer and their species. The site is available in Finnish, English and Russian.

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).