Ruunaa Hiking Area

17.1.2022
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.
Mist rises from the rapids. The trees are covered with snow on the edge of the rapids.

The drawn emblem of Ruunaa. Inside the oval emblem is a boat going through a rapid depicted. The text Ruunaa hiking area in Finnish and Swedish wraps around the outer edge of the emblem.
The wild white waters of Ruunaa's rivers can be enjoyed from a rocking raft by thrill-seekers, or from a shady riverbank by keen anglers. You can paddle your own canoe here or join a guided rafting or paddling excursion. A great way to round off a day in the wilds is to grill a freshly hooked fish on your campfire.

Suitability: Suitable for visitors of all ages and conditions all year. Good accessible services.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Man and the Biosphere Programme, Pohjois-Karjalan biosfäärialue / North Karelia Biosphere Reserve.

The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Lakeland.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/ruunaa