What's Currently Happening in Oulanka Visitor Centre
Oulanka Wilderness Trail will be closed on 15th of April
The maintenance of the Oulanka Wilderness Trail from Oulanka Visitor Center to Juuma ends on 15th of April for this winter season.
Oulanka Visitor Centre opens on 15th of February
Due to the current epidemic situation of the coronavirus COVID-19 Oulanka Visitor Centre is closed between 3. - 14.2.2021. The customer service of the Visitor Centre is at your service by phone (tel. +358 206 396 850), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and on Facebook (facebook.com) from Monday to Friday at 10-16. Visitor centre is open again on 15th of February. Welcome!
The use of a face mask is recommended
We recommend using a face mask when visiting Oulanka Visitor Centre. The visitor centre does not provide masks so please bring your own. Keeping a safety distance is still important, also when spending time outdoors. Please read our coronavirus guidelines (nationalparks.fi) before heading to the trails.
No firewood at Harrisuvanto campfire site
Currently there is no firewood at Harrisuvanto campfire site. Harrisuvanto is locates along Karhunkierros and Pieni Karhunkierros hiking trails. The location is marked with a star on the map below.
You can make a campfire at the Pyöreälampi or Siilastupa campfire sites, where there is firewood available in the wood sheds. Please use the firewood sparingly.
Collecting and burning any wood from the nature in the National Park area is forbidden.
More information about making a fire (nationalparks.fi).
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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.