Experience Finland’s stunning natural landscape at its best in the world’s northernmost UNESCO Global Geopark. Shaped by the Ice Age, the spectacular scenery of Rokua Geopark opens up endless opportunities to explore and enjoy.There are over 140 UNESCO Global Geoparks in over 38 countries around the world, each with its own distinctive theme. The theme of Rokua Geopark is the Ice Age, its story is embedded in the history of the unique bedrock of the Geopark that spans millennia. Geology has influenced the development of the area’s biodiversity, history, archaeology, culture and human settlement in many ways.
Unique Landscape in the Rokua Geopark
Rokua Geopark comprises three different landscape areas: the Oulujoki River Valley, Lake Oulujärvi and the Rokua Eskers and Dune area. Together they form an unbroken area covering over 1,300 m2. The Geopark begins in the town of Muhos, about 20 km from the city of Oulu, continuing for over 90 km to the southeast to the northern part of Lake Oulujärvi. The legacy of the Ice Age and the history of the area’s development can be seen in the natural phenomena of Rokua Geopark, with its high dunes and deep kettle holes hidden deep within its boundless forests, spectacular sandy shorelines along its glistening lakes and rivers, and boreal forests carpeted with white lichen, mushrooms and berries. Come and explore!
Finnish Outdoor Destination 2018
Rokua Esker and Rokua Geopark were selected as the Finnish outdoors destination of the year 2018!
Strengths of the Region Rokua
World’s northernmost UNESCO Global Geopark
Rokua National Park
The lake Oulujärvi recreational area
Excellent skiing and hiking routes
Good hotels and tourism services
Wide range of cabins
Expertise in Fishing services
The Suppa visitor center
Recognized Finnish architecture sites
Rokua Geopark mobile app for Android and IOS devices
Situated close by to the city of Oulu and Oulu airport
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