Rokua National Park

Apr 24, 2019 9:59:05 AM

Rokua National Park

Rokua National Park is a unique combination of geology, nature and culture. Area has plenty to offer all year-round: you won't run out of things to do or places to explore. In the winter, you can admire the snow-capped pines. Popular winter activities include cross-country skiing and snowshoe walking. During the summer, you can try your hand at trekking, berry and mushroom picking, mountain biking and kayaking.There are also caravan parking spots with electricity. When you explore the esker ridges, sand hills and kettle hole lakes of Rokua it's easy to see the clear traces of the Ice Age that explain why this area forms part of Finland's first UNESCO Geopark. Family-friendly trails lead through the park's wooded sand hills, where the forest floor is covered with silvery lichens. Scattered through the park are many kettle hole lakes nestling in sandy hollows.

Biking in Rokua National Park


Nationalpark is located in Northern Ostrobothnia in Muhos, Vaala and Utajärvi municipalities.

Product information: Rokua National Park

  • Season: all year
  • Language: English

Rokua Nationalpark Forrest

The Pooki Trail self guided 4km (6 km)

The Pooki Trail, 4 km, takes visitors to the magnificent scenery of Pookivaara Hill, the heart of the Rokua National Park. The main starting point for the trail is the Pooki parking area. Between trail and parking area is one kilometer long transition route. The Pooki trail, which is marked with blue markings, has information boards along the trail describing the natural features and culture in the area, a Lapp hut by the Lake Pitkäjärvi, and the fire guard hut on top of the Pookivaara Hill where fire guards used to live. By the ponds along the trail you will find benches , where you can have a rest and enjoy the silence. The route is well suited for independent traveling and families.

Hiking in Rokua Nationalpark

Product information: Pooki Trail

  • Season: May – end of September
  • Duration: 3 h
  • Distance: 4 km (6 km incl. connection path)
  • Starting point: Pooki parking area
  • Note: This activity is self-guided - outdoor outfit, map of Rokua National Park, cellphone needed

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Contact: Rokua National Park

Hannele Kytö

Destination: Rokua

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.
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. 

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