Lemmenjoki National Park, Lapland

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Lemmenjoki National Park is situated in area of municipalities of Inari and Kittilä, Lapland, in Northern Finland. It was founded in 1956 and has since been expanded twice. Its total area is 2850km2, making it the biggest national park of Finland and one of the largest in Europe.The park is named after the Lemmenjoki River, an 80km long river running through it.The park is partly bordered by the Øvre Anarjóhka National Park in Norway.Around 100 people can be seen digging gold in the area in the summer on 40 claims. Most of the people in the park - around 10,000 people per year - are backpackers, though. There are about 60km marked paths in the national park, and even some bridges and boats are put up for travelers. There are more than ten free wilderness huts in the park and three chargeable, bookable ones.The gold-digging area contains two small airfields, Martiniiskonpalo and Keurulainen . They can be used for landing or taking off with small propeller planes.
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  • In December we used the little light to make the Nature Trail. With a decent amount of snow around it wasn't easy but it was beautiful and rewarding. The trail is marked by green dots (green and orange and the late/early depending on the direction). Are always in sight of each other but after dark and with the snow that sometimes covers trees locate them can become a non-trivial undertaking and definitely slow down the advance. There are beautiful views of the park especially in the second half of the trip (proceeding clockwise). Proceed in this pristine landscape on snow untouched, just in the middle of the vastissio Park (the largest in Europe) is wonderful.
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  • We were with the two men and a dog hiking trip, about 55km kilometres. Things to see was a lot of, and landscapes. Routes well guided and camping sites. Also found was between the streams, but in moderation. Quite a bit of other travelers, so the time in privacy got a pass.
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  • After a 3 day long hike i Kevo district I was longing for more of this kind. So we planned a hike to the Lemmenjoen kansallispuisto. Partly because it was raining the whole hike and partly because not...  more »
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  • If you want to hike in peace, Lemmenjoki has amazing possibilities for shorter and longer walks. Please remember to wear water-proof hiking shoes, otherwise you will probablygwt wet toes. That said, the shorter hikes aren't all that difficult, could go with the whole family, there's a few well-placed resting stops.
  • Many opportunities for outdoor activities. Lots of day cabins free of charge. Beautiful scenery and trails.
  • The northern part of the park is peaceful and beautiful.
  • True wilderness. One of the last ones in Finland.
  • Beautiful, lonely nature, with through going Rio and mountains. Many walking roads and much nature things to go see with boat or hike.
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