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Karhunkierros

Oulanka National Park, Kuusamo, Finland
+358 20 6396850
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Great hiking trail

All in all 82 km or 72 km. 4 days hike if you're fit, 2 days if super-super-fit. Also shorter day... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
olli813
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Helsinki, Finland
Another interesting trail in Oulanka

The Karhunkieros Keino trail leads over the forestal hills along the river side deep beneath us... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
JW_Dam
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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3 weeks ago
“Great hiking trail”
10 Jun 2018
“Another interesting trail in Oulanka”
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Oulanka National Park, Kuusamo, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All in all 82 km or 72 km. 4 days hike if you're fit, 2 days if super-super-fit. Also shorter day trails if the hard-core version isn't your stuff. Beautiful scenery.

Thank olli813
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

The Karhunkieros Keino trail leads over the forestal hills along the river side deep beneath us. The trail leads over the Karhunkierros hanging bridge and a little further shows the imposing waterfall after the red granite canyon. In one word a splendid trail. 5/5

Thank JW_Dam
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We went there this week and walked the 12 km trail. The views were beautifull, with nice hanging bridges. The trails, especially the stairs, were very slippery and sometimes even scary in my opinion. But that's also a good challenge.

Thank Annemarie v
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

There are two leghts for Karhun kierros. We did the smaller and it is a nice day trip. The longer one is something quite different. Karhunkierros offers nice views and endless stairs up and down so this serves also as an excercise.

Thank 351karis
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is why we came to Kuusamo, to have this famous day-hike of 12 km in the beautiful nature with wonderful sceneries. It was a tough hike with all the stairs for me, a well overweight person. But it was actually not as tough as...More

1  Thank Solja V
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

One of the most famous hiking trail in finland and not without a reason. The trail has also been noticed abroad and was said it was one of the best trail in western europe. The scenery is amazing and you could just feel the purity...More

1  Thank Eric G
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Karhunkierros Trial or the Bear´s Ring, is perhaps the most famous trekking in the Oulanka National Park located between Kuusamo and Salla. The well-marked route, crosses forests following the courses of rivers and lakes, walks the marshes over duckboards and allows you to rest...More

Thank JUANMA_1312
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Visited this place in winter - and recommend especially that time - it is gorgeous! I hiked 12 km of the trail.

Thank SigneBP
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Good trip. Enjoyed the 82 km. Walked it in 4 days. Beautiful landscapes. Track was well marked, getting lost is nearly impossible. Some parts are easy and some are hard, especially the mountains. I recommend this to anyone with a basic shape. No hiking experience...More

1  Thank Lukas A
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

With a short stay in this part of Lapland during summer, we didn't really have the option of a longer one-way trail. As regular hikers, our only negative comments for this particular trail relate to the rather large numbers of other walkers, particularly near the...More

2  Thank arnold s
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brooklandsdriver
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You hardly can find any parking on the route. Most of the places are acessable by foot only.
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