Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava

Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–26.1.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.
The exhibiton in Visitor Centre Naava shows the distinctive features of the nature of Pyhä-Luosto National Park. Photo: Tapani Mikkola

Welcome to Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava

Located at the root of Kultakero Fell, Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava houses a fascinating nature exhibition on the nature and cultural history of Pyhä-Luosto National Park. Get your first taste of the area's deep ravines, high fell tops, and sacred sites of the ancient Forest Sámi people. Hiking information is available at the information point. Visitors can shop at NaavaShop, and enjoy lunch or local bakery products at Café Loimu.

Opening Hours in 2022

1.1.-9.1. Mon - Sun 10am - 5pm

10.1.-20.2. Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm

21.2.-1.5. Mon - Sun 10am - 5pm

2.5.-19.6. Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm

20.6.-30.10. Mon - Sun 10am - 5pm

31.10.-31.12. Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm

Please notice, due to Covid-19 situation, the maximum number of customers allowed inside is 20 persons.

We reserve the rights to changes.

Free entry.

Accessible entrance to a building with a sign Visitor Centre Naava on the wall, and to the left of the entrance a terrace and a Café Loimu sign.

Contact Information

Address: Luontotie 1, 98530 Pyhätunturi (Pelkosenniemi), Finland
Telephone: +358 206 39 7302
E-mail: pyhaluosto(at)

Location: In Pyhätunturi ( Fell in Pelkosenniemi, Pyhä-Luosto National Park

Arrival: By car and public transportation.

Visit: There is no entrance fee to the visitor centre. Guided group tours of the exhibition are subject to order. Price: €50/hour/group or €1.5/person (school groups). Because of the coronavirus restrictions we can't organize guided tours of the exhibition inside, but you can visit the exhibition by your own. 

Things to Do and See: Exhibition, films, hiking advice, shop, events. 

Suitability: An excellent destination for families with children. The exhibition, films, shop, and cafe are accessible to all. The building has an accessible toilet. It is not allowed to bring dogs into the Visitor Centre. There are hooks outside the main doors, on both sides, where you can attach your dog. Ask for drinking cups for dogs from the customer service counter. 

Services: Café-restaurant Café Loimu, conference facility rental, nature education, information services, hunting permits issued by Metsähallitus, fishing permits to local areas, NaavaShop, and WLAN. Services provided by cooperating partners are also available. 

The Visitor Centre is managed by Metsähallitus.

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