Services in Oulanka Visitor Centre

  • Information on the natural features and hiking opportunities in the Oulanka and Riisitunturi National Parks and in the other national parks and nature reserves in the nearby region. For hire: child backpack carriers.
  • For sale: maps of the nearby areas, books, posters, fishing licences and themed products on the Oulanka and Riisitunturi National Parks.
  • Tourist information: Kuusamo info ( and Ruka info ( Contact information: Kuusamo info, tel. +358 (0)40 860 8365 info(at) Ruka info, tel. +358 (0)8 8600 250, info(at)
  • The visitor centre's auditorium is available for hire for private occasions (max. 40 people). Price: 50€/hour or part of an hour (incl. VAT 10%). Outside normal opening hours, fees will be doubled.
  • The Visitor Centre Cafe - Restaurant Ravintola Talonpöytä - is open year-round offering soup lunch, snowshoe rental, souvenirs and programme services. 

Restaurant Talonpöytä in Oulanka Visitor Centre. Photo: Minna Koramo.

Services for the Disabled

  • The visitor centre is accessible by wheelchair and pushchair from the parking area, which is located at a distance of 30-100 metres from the building.
  • The exhibition space can be toured by wheelchair and pushchair.
  • A toilet for the disabled and a baby care room.
  • The café accommodates 30 wheelchairs at a time, with special arrangements. 
  • The Könkään kuohu Trail (0.3 km), accessible for all, will take you to see the lower course of the gushing Kiutaköngäs Rapids.

Oulanka Visitor Centre is an accessible building. Photo: Minna Koramo

Restaurant Ravintola Talonpöytä

Restaurant Ravintola Talonpöytä

Come to enjoy refreshments, local delicates and wild food. We sell postcards and stamps. We serve lunch every day from 11. Also hiking equipment like snowshoes and terrain skiis for rent.

Opening hours

16.2. - 10.3. Open Mon-Sun at 10am - 4pm
11.3. - 14.4. Open Mon - Fri at 10am - 4pm, closed Sat-Sun.
15.4. - 31.10. Open Mon-Sun, on Oulanka Visitor Centre's opening hours.

Equipment rental

Poles 10€/day
TSL snowshoes and poles 20€/day
OAC skis and poles 35€/day
Child carry backback 20€/day

More information: Tel. int. +358 40 124 2994