The best place to gain information on Oulanka and Karhunkierros Trail - Oulanka Visitor Centre
Location: In Kuusamo (www.kuusamo.fi), Northern Ostrobothnia, Oulanka National Park and Karhunkierros. Read more.
Arrival: By car and public transportation. Read more.
Visit: Open daily during the high season.
Closed on Sundays and Mondays in November, December and January, as well as on Christmas holidays. There is no entrance fee to the visitor centre. Guided group tours at the exhibition and in the terrain of Oulanka National Park cost 50€/group/hour, and must be booked in advance. Read more.
Things to Do and See: The exhibition On the banks of a flowing river, films, events, guided tours, temporary exhibitions, a nature trail (2 km) to the Kiutaköngäs Rapids, a memorial for the author Reino Rinne by the nature trail, day trails. Read more.
Services: hiking information, signposts guiding to hiking trails, nature education, the Oulanka Shop, fishing licences, an auditorium, a children's play corner, a library, child backpack carriers for hire, lockable storages for belongings. Read more.
Suitability: an excellent location for families with children. Partly accessible for all. Also pets are welcome.
The Nature Centre is managed by The Parks and Wildlife Finland - Metsähallitus.