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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  • I was there in 1970. There, everything was no GPS no hotels yet Spartan no guided tours. We ran all the way on foot. Only 1 other hikers met us in 7 days. We have stayed in the cabins, where each hiker fei available are. We had not anticipated just with the Nebeflüssen. Clothes from and through. But you will not forget this tour his life
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  • High sand ridges along it was easy to walk in and a nice view at the bottom of the River, flowing Love. The silence amplified a few lapintiaisen bright piispitys. Came to the places were we varttuneempienkin. It was a pleasure to encounter happy young people paths and laavuilla.
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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.
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