Basecamp Oulanka offers a wide range of activities and rents equipment including skis, canoes and kayaks.


The Pieni Karhunkierros (Little Bear’s Ring) is an easy-to-moderate 12km loop trail taking in some fantastic scenery as it follows the river valley far below. It begins by the Retki-Etappi cafe and traverses varying terrain; wet bits are all boardwalked. It's one of the most scenic short routes in Finland. There’s a wilderness hut on this trail – Siilastupa – and a day hut at Myllykoski. It’s well signposted and busy. You can do it with snowshoes in winter.