Biking Trails in Oulanka

Starting Points and Parking Areas for the Biking Trails

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Oulanka National Park Map © Parks and Wildlife Finland

Summer Biking Trail

Biking Trail Oulanka Visitor Centre ‒ Taivalköngäs, 9 km / Direction

Biking. Hanging bridge. Open Wilderness Hut. Fireplace. Visitor Centre.

Available when the ground is unfrozen. Estimated travel time 3‒5 h.
Category: demanding

Some sections of the only biking trail in Oulanka run along easy pine heaths. However, the biking trail is technically demanding in places. There are three hanging bridges and an open wilderness hut in the Taivalköngäs area.

Starting Point
Oulanka Visitor Centre

ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7362886 E: 603506, WGS84 lat 66o 22.1023' lon 29o 18.8632'

Hiking Structures
Services provided by the Oulanka Visitor Centre and the Oulanka National Park Camping Ground, a waste recycling point at the camping ground, the Runsulampi campfire site, a bridge, the hanging bridges at Taivalköngäs and the Taivalköngäs Open Wilderness Hut. There are woodsheds and dry toilets at the rest spots. Take toilet paper with you.

Taivalköngäs Rapids, the River Oulankajoki, the Karhunkierros Trail

Trail Description
Trail markings: orange paint signs

The trail is part of the Karhunkierros Trail and the Rytisuo Nature Trail. This is a technically demanding, one-way trail. The open wilderness hut is located by the end of the Taivalköngäs Rapids. After a short hike onto the riverbank, beautiful views open out towards the river valley.

Winter Biking Trail

Oulanka Wilderness Trail, 26 km / Direction - Closed

Biking. Open Wilderness Hut. Fireplace. Visitor Centre.

Closed for winter season 2020. Available from mid-February to April. Estimated travel time 1‒2 days.
Category:  demanding

Go exploring Oulanka's winter wilderness by snowshoes, skis or by fatbike ‒ on the Oulanka Wilderness Trail, you may see a fox running on the river ice or a boreal owl that is on the lookout on a spruce crown.

Starting Point
Oulanka Visitor Centre or Juuma

Oulanka Visitor Centre:  ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7362886 E: 603506, WGS84 lat 66o 22.1023' lon 29o 18.8632'
Juuma: ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7351997 E: 607884, WGS84 lat 66o 16.1569' lon 29o 24.1700'   

Hiking Structures
The Ansakämppä and Jussinkämppä Open Wilderness Huts, campfire sites.
Take toilet paper with you.

Kiutaköngäs Rapids, Oulanka's most peaceful wilderness parts

Trail Description
Trail markings: yellow‒orange ribbons

Recommended direction: not defined

You can go on a day-trip trail or stay overnight on the Oulanka Wilderness Trail, where you can explore the forest in late winter. The trail runs from the Kiutaköngäs Rapids to the Jussinkämppä Open Wilderness Hut, following the Karhunkierros Trail, and then it branches off, by Jussinkämppä, towards Juuma. The trail is levelled once a week by snowmobile. No skiing trail. Due to the altitude differences and the narrowness of the trail, this is a challenging trail. The trail is maintained in April till the end of the crusty snow period.

Check 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. 

Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19