North Ostrobothnia
Town of Kuusamo
Area: 10.21 sq. km. Established in 1991, expanded 2021.

Valtavaara Hill is the Kuusamo area's highest point (482 m) and the diverse area offers every nature-lover something from spectacular views and challenging cross-country skiing trails to fell vegetation which thrives even in these harsh conditions, as well as rare birds and winter wonderland landscape. Valtavaara is a wonderful place to visit in summer and winter.

Valtavaara-Pyhävaara Nature Reserve is located in Kuusamo northeast of Ruka Holiday Resort ( The reserve is comprised of three areas: Valtavaara Hill, Pyhävaara Hill and Juhannuskallio Cliffs.

Konttainen hill is a great place for a short time hike with 2 km day hiking trail, also in winter time.

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The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Ostrobothnia–Kainuu.

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