The Oulanka Visitor Centre is exceptionally closed 29.11.-1.12.2022

(Updated 11/23/2022)
The Oulanka Visitor Centre is exceptionally closed from 29th of November to 1st of December 2022 because of staff training. Day trails are open and free to visit. Please note that outhouses at the parking area and at the rest stops do not have toilet paper. Remember to bring your own toilet paper roll and disinfectant for cleaning your hands.

The cable boat across the River Niitselyjoki has been removed for the winter

(Updated 10/21/2022)
The cable boat across the River Niitselysjoki at the northern end of the Keroharjun kuiskaus -trail has been removed for the winter. Before snow the trail can still be reached from the southern end of the trail from the parking at Harjulammentie Road. The Harjulammentie Road has no winter maintenance. More information about Keroharjun Kuiskaus trail can be found from the hiking trail description.

The Taivalköngäs wilderness hut is in use again

(Updated 09/13/2022)
The Taivalköngäs wilderness hut suffered from fire damage this summer. The damage has been repaired and the historical hut is now back in use. Remember to use extreme caution when handling a fire. Check the fire warnings before making a fire ( Only make a fire at the official campfire sites or in the hut stoves. Never leave a fire unattended. Make sure fire has been properly extinguished before leaving the hut or the campfire site.

Entering the Pähkänänkallio Cliff is prohibited 1.4.-15.8.

(Updated 04/19/2022)
Entering in the Pähkänänkallio Restricted Area is prohibited from 1st of April to 15th of August. You can see the map of the restricted area below.

Map of restricted area in Pähkänä Rocks.

Current Covid-19 restrictions in our region

(Updated 02/11/2022)
Below you can find links to the latest guidelines concerning the Covid-19 situation:
Epidemic situation in Northern Ostrobothnia (
Kuusamo City Covid-19 info (
Situation update on coronavirus (
Coronavirus Guidelines, Metsähallitus, Parks and Wildlife Finland.


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