Services in Oulanka Visitor Centre

  • Information on the natural features and hiking opportunities in the Oulanka and Riisitunturi National Parks and in the other national parks and nature reserves in the nearby region. For hire: child backpack carriers.
  • For sale: maps of the nearby areas, books, posters, fishing licences and themed products on the Oulanka and Riisitunturi National Parks.
  • Tourist information: Kuusamo info ( and Ruka info (  Contact information: Kuusamo info, tel. +358 (0)40 860 8365 info(at) Ruka info, tel. +358 (0)8 8600 250, info(at)
  • The visitor centre's auditorium is available for hire for private occasions (max. 40 people). Price: 50€/hour or part of an hour (incl. VAT 10%). Outside normal opening hours, fees will be doubled.
  • Restaurant services: Restaurant Ravintola Talonpöytä ( is open during the peak seasons. The selection of the restaurant includes soup lunch, hamburger meals, café products and local souvenirs. 

Services for the Disabled

  • The visitor centre is accessible by wheelchair and pushchair from the parking area, which is located at a distance of 30-100 metres from the building.
  • The exhibition space can be toured by wheelchair and pushchair.
  • A toilet for the disabled and a baby care room.
  • The café accommodates 30 wheelchairs at a time, with special arrangements. 
  • The Könkään kuohu Trail (0.3 km), accessible for all, will take you to see the lower course of the gushing Kiutaköngäs Rapids.

Restaurant Ravintola Talonpöytä

Restaurant Ravintola Talonpöytä

In the winter from November till mid February, the café serves a small selection of sweet pastries and other small snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice and lemonades. The cafe is operated on a self-service basis and the products are paid to the Visitor Centre service desk.

In the summer, the restaurant serves lunch and tasty hamburgers daily. They sell refreshments, local delicacies and also rent child carrier backpacks. 

Opening hours

29.6. - 31.7. Mon - Sat 10 - 18

Soup lunch  served 11.00 - 15.30

Tasty meals and burgers from locally grown ingredients are served until 17.30.

The opening hours for the rest of the year will be announced later. 

Tel. +358 40 124 2994
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Equipment rental

Child carrier backback 20 €/day

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