Visit Oulanka Visitor Centre

During a forest fire warning (, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue or in fireplaces at huts, but only with extreme caution. The one who lights the fire is always responsible for its safety. Making a fire at campfire sites can be banned locally.

A small shop with different products behind a glass wall. There are stairs next to the shop where one person can be seen walking down and another walking up.

Contact Information

Address: Oulangan luontokeskus, Liikasenvaarantie 132, 93900 Kuusamo, Finland 
Telephone: +358 206 39 6850 
E-mail: oulanka(at)

Opening Hours in 2020

Please read the coronavirus guidelines before heading to the trails.

Opening hours of Oulanka Visitor Centre:

1.6. - 30.09. Mon - Sun 10 - 18

1.10. - 31.10. Mon - Sun 10 - 16

1.11. - 31.12. Tue - Sat 10 - 16, closed on Sun and Mon


We reserve the rights to changes.
Free entry.

Directions and Maps

The Oulanka National Park is located 60 km north of Kuusamo and 40 km south of Salla. The closest villages are Käylä, Juuma and Hautajärvi.

By Car

  • There are road signposts from Kuusamo, Ruka and Kemijärvi to the visitor centre.
  • From Kuusamo: take road E5 towards Kemijärvi for 38 km, and turn right onto road 950, going to Salla. Drive 7 km to Käylä. From Käylä, turn onto road 8693 going to Liikasenvaara. The Visitor Centre is 13 km from Käylä. There are signposts to the Visitor Centre (Oulangan luontokeskus) from the Käylä intersection on road E5.
  • From Kemijärvi: take road E5 towards Kuusamo for 96 km and turn left onto Räväntie road (to Käylä). Drive 8 km to Käylä village, go straight to Liikasenvaarantie road (8693) and drive 13 km to the Visitor Centre.

Map of the Surroundings of Oulanka Visitor Centre.

Outdoor Etiquette

1. Respect nature.

2. Mainly use marked trails.

3. Camp only where it is allowed.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.

5. Do not litter.

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