Directions to Riisitunturi National Park
Riisitunturi National Park is located about 20 km from Posio, 60 km from Kuusamo, and 35 km from Rukatunturi. The closest villages are Tolva, Suonnankylä, and Keski-Kitka. The nearest airport is located in Kuusamo. The nearest railway station is in Kemijärvi, about 130 km from the national park.
To the Hiking Trails
The hiking trails can be accessed from the Riisitunturi and Kirintövaara starting points.
By Car to Riisitunturi
Riisitunturi parking area. The nearest address is Patoniementie 180, Posio. Google Maps and other navigators often give incorrect directions. The directions to follow: to reach the parking area on the border of Riisitunturi National Park, drive for 3 km along the gravel road off Patoniementie. The road to the Riisitunturi starting point is ploughed throughout the winter. Google Maps showing the Riisitunturi starting point (maps.google.com).
Kirintövaara parking area. Kirikeskus, Kiririnteentie 1, 97900 Posio. Further information: Kirikeskus Oy (kirikeskus.fi).
Please note! The road leading to the Noukavaara starting point is in bad repair, requiring a vehicle to have higher ground clearance. The Noukavaara starting point is no longer used as a starting point for the national park.