Oulanka National Park, located on the border with Russia, is one of the most visited national parks in Finland. It is crossed by several routes, including the famous Bear Trail (Karhunkierros), which is one of the most beautiful Finnish hiking routes.
The landscape of Oulanka consists of rocky hills covered with pine forests, a picturesque riverbed meandering through a valley carved in rocks, rustling waterfalls, smooth lake surfaces and vast wetlands. On the trails you can meet reindeer, elk, wolverines, wolves and even brown bears.
Oulanka is a perfect destination for all those who like close contact with nature and long hikes. In the park, you can also go canoe and pontoon, go fishing (after obtaining a special permit), and pick mushrooms and berries.