Berry Season is here
Whether you want to try foraging or prefer having a taste of berries without too much of navigation, Ranua is the right choice. Hillatori (Cloudberry Market Square) is located in the centre of Ranua by the route 78. It is about 3 kilometers from Ranua Zoo. During berry-season, you can find berry-sellers on Hillatori market square every weekday as well on Saturdays and on Wednesdays and Fridays there are also local handcrafts and delicacies. Hillatori Market Square can be found on Google Maps by the name Hillatori, and with address Hillakatu 1, 97700 Ranua.
Hillamarkkinat (Golden Cloudberry Market Fair) will be held in the first weekend of August. More information about Fairs you can find on Events-page.
Hear the silence, feel the leisure
The oldest signs of humans living in Ranua stem already from Stone-age. Next the collectors of iron ore came to the area. In the 1700s came the farmers from the South to settle the harsh but beautiful and fertile land - they became the woodsmen of Ranua.
Hunting, fishing, logging and dishorning created permanent settlements. Peatlands were waded, stones and stumps were turned, houses were carved, families were raised as well as cattle and lands were fostered.
Ranua will take you into its care
Woodsmen of Ranua have preserved their connection to nature. Harsh environment has raised tough, inventive and helpful folks. Nature has turned into richness that is cherished and shared with travellers.