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.

This is the web page

Customer Service

Oulanka Visitor Centre
Tel. int. +358 206 39 6850
Email: oulanka(at)

Oulanka Visitor Centre in Kuusamo is closed from 29 February 2024 for the spring. Hikers can still get advice on matters related to Oulanka National Park on the website and Mon-Fri 12pm - 3pm by phone and email.

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Open the map of Valtavaara-Pyhävaara in is a free map service provided by Metsähallitus. It can be used to search destinations, choose map layers and print maps.