Nuoriso- ja luontomatkailukeskus Oivanki avanto

Nature and learning

Nature Oivanki forms the core of the whole operation. Ruka-Kuusamo area might well short period of time to see and experience a lot. The area is found in lakes, rivers, rapids and waterfalls. Rivers flowing through canyons, height differences are large.

Ruka and Valtavaara gather nearly 500 meters above the tree line. Ruka area is spent easily a day or two, easily more than one winter. Ruka must view contemporary livelihoods auxiliary services. Kuusamo Tropics represents the new services. Tourism is the main source of employment in Kuusamo.

Broken terrain and river valleys have been a sheltered habitat for diverse flora and virgin forests. In many places, the soil found in limestone. Forests provide residence almost 30 mammal species. Almost certainly get to see here at least reindeer. Over 100 species of birds have been identified.

Oulankajoki scenery, rapids and annuals have been known more widely since the 1800's. Protection thoughts were awakened for more than 100 years ago, but came to Oulanka National Park in 1956. The park has been expanded twice in the 1980s. The park covers an area of ​​270 km2 today. In close co-operation with the Russian side of the Paanajärvi National Park.

Oulanka National Park is almost 200 000 tourists each year. The park is constantly being developed in order to keep the nature involved in tourism development. The aim is to preserve the original nature also admired by future generations.
Here are learning to live on nature's terms. One good example is the reindeer husbandry. Free running reindeer assembled erotusaitauksiin time to time. Tradition and know-how has developed over hundreds of years. Getting to know the reindeer economy gives an idea of ​​how a person can live in harmony with nature.

We are a member of a national nature and environmental education support network (LyKe).