Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen

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.–20.2.2022. 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.

Welcome to Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen 

Customer Service in Kiehinen provides professional hiking and tourist information services. You may choose to hike from one wilderness hut to another towards Urho Kekkonen National Park, or perhaps make a canoe trip on Ivalojoki River, known for its gold-digging history. Customer service point is also the location of the tourist information point for Inari municipality.

Due to Covid-19 situation, the maximum number of customers allowed inside is 4 persons.

Opening hours in 2022

1.1. - 27.2. Mon-Fri 9 am. - 4.30 pm 
28.2. - 16.4. Mon-Fri 9 am. - 4.30 pm., Sat-Sun 9 am. - 2 pm.
17.4. - 3.7. Mon-Fri 9 am. - 4.30 pm.  
4.7. - 31.7. Mon-Fri 9 am. - 4.30 pm., Sat-Sun 9 am.- 2 pm.
1.8. - 28.8. Mon-Fri 9 am. - 4.30 pm.
29.8. - 18.9. Mon-Sun 9 am. - 4.30 pm.
19.9.- 4.12. Mon-Fri 9 am. - 4.30 pm.
5.12.-31.12. Mon-Fri 9 am. - 4.30 pm., Sat-Sun 9 am. - 2 pm.

Exceptions: On New Year´s Day 1.1. closed, on Epiphany 6.1. closed, open at Easter 15.-16.4. 9 am. - 2 pm., on Ascension Day 26.5. closed, on Midsummer's Eve 25.6. closed, on Independence Day  6.12 closed, on Christmas Holidays 24.-26.12.closed.

We reserve the right to make changes to the opening hours.

Read about our Guidelines Concerning Coronavirus COVID-19.

Free entry.


Contact Information  

Address: Lutontie 16 (Santa's Hotel Tunturi's Gielas building), 99830 Saariselkä (Inari), Finland
Telephone: +358 206 39 7200
E-mail: ukpuisto(at)metsa.fi, hammastunturi(at)metsa.fi

Contact Saariselkä-Inari Tourist Infomation:

Telephone: +358 40 168 7838
E-mail: tourist.info(at)saariselka.fi

Directions and Maps

By Car

  • The service point is located in Saariselkä by Main Road 4/E75 (Rovaniemi-Utsjoki), 30 km south of Ivalo and 260 km north of Rovaniemi. Kiehinen is located in the center of Saariselkä in the Santa´  s Hotel Tunturi Gielas building ground floor, which is opposite to Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna. 

By Public Transportation

Things to Do and to See in Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen 

Permanent Exhibition

  • On Waters and Upper Reaches
    The exhibition On Waters and Upper Reaches takes us on an excursion to the canoe routes of the northernmost Lapland; it also tells about the water cycle of the region – from small brooks to the Arctic Ocean – in an interesting way.
    • Language: Finnish, Sámi and English

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/urhokekkonennationalparkcustomerservice

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Urho Kekkonen National Park in Excursionmap.fi.

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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