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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  • The tour, offered through the family Paltto, with full www. Offer starts with a journey with a Sami longboat, today with powerful outboard motor to the Ravnadas waterfall. Is natural for European mountain of the water not so gigantic. The case is still worth a visit. From the starting point in the National Park, the small gold mine, where we were allowed to dig all 8 Gold is about 25 km. And were all actually at least glitter. I even found a very small gold nugget. Aslak helped with the wash our Earth, so that we were so successful. After that, there was a great reindeer soup with coffee or tea and sweets. Was told of his life as a reindeer Herder and his will to make possible this life also in further generations. This with his work as a journalist, where he tries very to the themes of his people, the Sami. It was exciting in the to listen to. His opinion on wolves, Wolverines and bears are not congruent but certainly comprehensible to those of many Central Europeans - in his perspective. As the elk, which are of course also not really popular as food competitors of Rens. Such a trip with anschliessendm Kaija Paltto, the mother of Aslak felt makers Studio visit. P.S: The boat tours run by other family members.
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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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