Services in Näränkä
Customer Service and Guidance
- Karhuntassu Customer Service
- reservations and keys for the Näränkä Wilderness Farm, hiking information and maps
- Hossa Visitor Centre
- keys for the Näränkä Wilderness Farm, hiking information and maps
- Oulanka Visitor Centre
- hiking information and maps
Services offered by enterprises and other organisations in Näränkä
Following enterprises and other organisations offer services in Näränkä. They have a cooperation agreement with Metsähallitus and they follow the principles of sustainable nature tourism (metsa.fi) when operating in protected areas.
- Jussin matkailu (jussinmatkailu.fi)
- Rental cabins, conference room
- Kuusamo Bird Tours (kuusamonaturephotography.fi)
- Guided excursions: bird watching and nature photographing
- Nature photography courses
- Ravintola Talonpöytä Restaurant (talonpoyta.fi)
- restaurant and café services in Kuusamo city centre and in Oulanka Visitor Centre
- reserved catering and meals in the terrain
Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare
Cafés and Restaurants
- In Teeriranta, on the Murtovaara - Hossa road, there is a summer restaurant.
- In the village of Hossa, roughly 15-20 km south of the protected area, there are several restaurant services available.
- Peurojärvi lean-to shelter, Peurojärvi
- Campfire site, Näränkä Wilderness Farm
- Näränkä well (water inspected in 2001)
- The use of natural water is at your own risk. We recommend that surface waters be cleaned before use.
There are no waste-bins in the park. Measures should be taken in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. Read more about Hiking without littering.
The dry toilets in the area are located as follows:
- At Näränkä Wilderness Farm
- At the Suojärvi parking area
- At lean-to shelter in Peurojärvi
Camping and Lean-to Shelter
- Peurojärvi shelter, Lake Peurojärvi
Reservable Wilderness Hut
The main house of the Näränkä Wilderness Farm can be used as a rental cabin. The other buildings in the farmyard are open for all visitors.
- The house is used by shepherds in summer, usually from Midsummer week to mid-August.
Lodging in the Surrounding Area
Caravans may be parked on the Suojärvi parking area. Please note that the tracks leading to the parking areas are dead ends, and make sure that all travellers have room to pass through and can turn their cars around.
Other Services in the Surrounding Area
Check for Warnings
When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) 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.
Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19.