What's Currently Happening in Oulanka National Park

Boat for crossing the Niitselysjoki river

(Updated 6/01/2021)
Boat for crossing the Niitselysjoki river for the Kerhoharjun kuiskaus trail is on the water again. Boat will be in use for crossing the river for the summer 2021.

NUTS Karhunkierros race 28.-29.5.2021

(Updated 5/26/2021)
NUTS Karhunkierros race is held on the Karhunkierros Trail from Friday to Saturday (28.-29.5.). The race ends at midnight on Saturday.

Entering Pähkänä Rocks is prohibited 1.4.-15.8.

(Updated 5/25/2021)
Entering and all kinds of movement in Pähkänä restricted area is prohibited from 1 April to 15 August. Map of the restriction section below.

Map of restricted area in Pähkänä Rocks.

The use of a face mask is recommended

(Updated 8.10.2020)
We recommend using a face mask when visiting Oulanka Visitor Centre. Keeping a safe distance is still important, also when spending time outdoors. Please read our coronavirus guidelines (nationalparks.fi) before heading to the trails.

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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