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Rokua National Park

 

Rokua National Park

Located in the Northern Ostrobothnia regions of Finland, in the areas of Muhos, Vaala and Utajärvi.

  • The park was established in 1956 to protect the valuable habitats and terrain of the Rokuanvaara ridge formation. The area is particularly famous for its natural barren fabrics and glacial-shaped terrain. 
  • The landscape of Rokua is characterized by lichens, pine forests and fens.
  • Park covers an area of ​​8.8 square kilometers.
  • The Rokua area is part of the Rokua Unesco Global Geopark complex together with the Oulujoki Valley and Oulujärvi Niskanselkä areas. The sites in the Geopark network are geologically unique sites where geology has been incorporated into tourism and education.
  • The winding trails in the rolling terrain are ideal for hiking and running. Equally comfortable are the mountain bikes that also have their own marked route.
  • From Pookivaara, located in the heart of the Rokua National Park, a leisurely walker finds a firefighter’s hut as his atmospheric resting place, while a dizzying adventurer climbs to the towering fireman’s tower there.
  • The number of bird species found in the rugged pine woods is about one tenth of the number in more diverse and lush forests.

How to Get There?

By Car

  • To the northern part of the park turn from the road 22 (Oulu – Kajaani) to the road 8293 going through the village of Ahmas, where you find signs to the park.
  • To the southern boundary of the Rokua National Park you get by driving on the road 8794 to Neittävä, where you find signs to the park.

By Public Transportation

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  • On weekdays there are a few daily coach services to Rokua Healt & Spa from Utajärvi, Oulu and Vaala. Check timetables (matkahuolto.fi).

Customer Service and Guidance

  • The area is open every day 24/7.
  • Liminka Bay Visitor Centre
    • Tel. int. + 358 206 39 6059.
    • Email. liminganlahti@metsa.fi
    • Liminka Bay Visitor Centre is helping for customer service throughout the year.

Please read instructions and rules in Rokua National Park before visiting.
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Additional Details

  • Activities in the area:Biking, Geocaching, Guided trips, Hiking, Pick berries and mushrooms, Sights and scenery, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Swimming, Tenting, Trekking, Walk on nature trail
  • Customer service:liminganlahti@metsa.fi
  • City ​​or municipality:Muhos, Vaala, Utajärvi
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