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Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola

May we present to you – brown bear, wolf, lynx and wolverine

Finland’s four large carnivores - brown bear, wolf, lynx and wolverine - are presented in the Petola Visitor Centre in Kuhmo. Do you know how long is a bears winter sleep or how does the wolf pack live? What does the lynx coat feel like or how small wolverine actually is? These and many other facts about carnivores are found out in Petola’s exhibitions.

Programme description

Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola is home to Finland’s large carnivores. Here you can obtain information on the brown bear, the wolf, the lynx and the wolverine. The Predators on The Prowl -exhibition acquaints the visitors with the size and looks, as well as the sounds, senses and habits of the large predators. In the auditorium you can see films telling about these animals and the wildlife in the region. The Info-Section provides information on the relationship between man and large carnivores.

There is also plenty of information on wild forest reindeer, the cousin of the domesticated reindeer. Living in the same areas with the large carnivores is not always peaceful for the wild forest reindeer.
Learn more about the Petola’s exhibitions in www.outdoors.fi/petola

Programme information


All year around. Petola is open in May - October. In November - April group visits by appointment.


Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola


1 - 1,5 h

Persons: Price: Price Solo: Price Includes:

Detailed programme

The guided tour in Petola Visitor Centre takes about 1 -1,5 hours. The tour includes films in the auditorium.
The guiding can be taylor made according to the wishes of the group.

Prices for guided tours:
50 €/group in the opening hours,
other times 100 €/group.

Good to know

During the opening hours of the exhibition can be visited individually withour any guiding fee.

The Petola gift shop has carnivore-themed handicrafts and other nice gifts for sale.

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