village Retkietappi is located in Juuma, a scenic village 46 km
north from Kuusamo in North-East Finland. The starting point of
a famous day-route Pieni Karhunkierros Trail is located in the Juuma
village. Here you can experience the genuine tranquillity of the
The Juuma tourist
area is situated by the edge of the wilderness, by the River Kitkajoki,
next to the Oulanka National Park.
Juuma is an
idyllic country village surrounded by the rugged beauty of the northern
of tourism in Juuma started in the beginning of the 20th century,
when people were using the waterway from Käylä through
Juuma to Paanajärvi on the Russian side.
The famous rapids
of Kuusamo, JYRÄVÄ, AALLOKKOKOSKI, MYLLYKOSKI and NISKAKOSKI,
are still roiling free in the vicinity of Juuma village, along the
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Along this famous trail there are several
hanging bridges, and on the gulches many very rare plants are found,
among them the Calypso (fairy slipper) and Mountain Avens.