Oulanka National Park
Meandering rivers surrounded by dense forests
Strong currents pull on the rafting oars. White, frothing water splashes into the air. Oulanka’s rivers are forceful and wild, with drops of up to nine metres in the rapids; a true haven for wild water rafters.
On shore, hiking trails snake through the untouched Taiga forest, leading into Finland’s wilderness: roaring waterfalls and deep gorges to old water mills and vast golden mires.
Oulanka is a climatic crossroads, where the Arctic and the Southern climate collide and vegetation grows, untypically lush for the North. Rare species like the golden eagle and capercaillie, the bear and the lynx roam in the park. And in June the calypso orchid blooms, the emblem of Oulanka National Park.
True nature lovers can spend the night in the Oulanka National Park, in rustic wilderness huts or on campsites on sandy riverbanks, falling asleep to the sound of the gurgling waters.
Brave the rapids of Oulanka
Hike the Karhunkierros Trail (bear trail) through untouched Taiga forest
Shake off winter’s chill in a traditional Finnish sauna