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Nature and Hunting services

Nature- and Hunting services


Juuka is a great place to visit for hiking, fishing and hunting - we have unlimited options at your disposal. The information below details hunting & fishing licenses and various events, for example shooting tests and dates to complete your hunter's qualification.

Also check out the nature destinations and places to visit.

Hunting and fishing licenses

By organising a license system we can secure the diversity of our environment: for instance, Juuka is surrounded by nature preserves, and licensing ensures that rare species and protected species of plants or wildlife are not put at risk. Fishing licences in turn help us to protect valuable or protected species of fish. By obtaining license for hunting or fishing the ecosystem is not overworked and we are able to live in harmony with nature.

Fishing licenses:

  • ABC Juuka / Ph. +358 10 763 7642
  • Sport-Kone Halonen Oy / Ph. +358 50 593 4933
  • On online - Erä Note! Also in English.

Hunting licenses:

The society of game-keeping of Juuka / Eräverkko - Shooting tests and Hunter's qualification

The society of game-keeping in Juuka regularly organises shooting tests and courses towards the completion a hunter's qualification. You can choose the courses according to the dates on Eräverkko. Note - The website page is in Finnish only

Address / Out-door shooting range of Juuka: Viitaniementie 422

Iso-Karhu - Fishing and Hiking in Nature

The area of Iso-Karhu (The Big Bear) consists of the Iso-Karhu lake, which is surrounded by virgin Karelian forests and sloping hills. The area of the Iso-Karhu offers fishing locations for fly-fishermen & traditional anglers. There are also several hiking routes in the area. Accommodation is also available nearby. CA must visit to experience the silence and serenity of nature.

Contact: Iso-Karhu / Jukka-Pekka Nykyri, Ph. +358 50 501 549

Address / Iso-Karhu: Leskeläntie 49, 83900 Juuka

The Hut Village / The River of Vaikko - Fishing, rafting and paddling

In the shadows of Juuka, the Hut Village of Menninkäinen offers fishing licenses, boat rentals, canoes, kayaks, a hut-sauna and an overnight hut for 3-5 persons offered for 45€ for the night (next days fee is 25€/day). The Hut Village is located on the outskirts of the village of Vaikko in Juuka, on the shore of the Vaikko lake. The 90 km long river Vaikko starts from the Vaikko lake and has over 40 areas with powerful rapids. The vaikko river also hosts salmon trouts and graylings for the avid fishermen. A must visit for adventure and thrill seekers and fishermen alike!

Hut booking and area payments: Leila Tuononen, Ph. +358 40 571 5837

Address: Kotakyläntie 197, 83900 Juuka

Contact details

Tourist info

Our main Info center in located in the Municipal hall;

Juuan kunta
Poikolantie 1 
83900 Juuka

Open: Mon - Fri, 9am - 3pm

Ph. +358 40 104 2865 (Information point of the Municipal Hall)
Ph. +358 40 104 2000 (Switchboard)
Fax. (+358 13) 472 123

There are also Info boards at various locations around Juuka, for instance;

Teboil gas station - Opposite the Kivikylä
Pullover stops on Highway 6


Note! Kartalla - also in English!

VisitKarelia link