Pyha-Luosto National Park, Pyhatunturi

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Pyhä-Luosto National Park is a national park in Lapland, Finland. It was established in 2005 when Finland's oldest national park, Pyhätunturi National Park was joined to Luosto. This makes Pyhä-Luosto Finland's oldest but at the same time newest national park. The new park covers 142km2. The most important features are geological specialities, old forests and wetlands.The park's base is formed by Finland's southernmost, 12-peak tunturi line. The tunturis are remnants of Alp-like mountains of 2 billion years of age. 200-year-old or older pine tree forests grow on the hills. The highest tunturis are Noitatunturi, 540m, and Ukko-Luosto, 514m.
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  • We stayed one week in Pyhätunturi. Our hotel was very nice and comfortable. Very good place to start daily walking. The gate to the National Park was nearly opposite our hotel. In National Park Pyhä t...  more »
  • We past by this park on our way north. And it was a great surprise. This national park is absolutely beautiful and there is a lot of hiking opportunities for all ages. You can get all the information ...  more »
  • I love this place! Even though it is small, it is one of my favorite parks in Finland. We did the light blue loop trail Tunturiaapa and the section of the red Karhunjuomalampi trail that goes through the beautiful Isokuro gorge. This is the best hike if you have only a single or even half of a day because it shows the variety of the park with the gorges, the taiga forest with birdlife from siberia and the peat filles "aapa" bogs at the south end of the light blue loop. There is also a birdwatching tower in the bog if you are interested in that. This is truly the stereotypical Finnish forest landscape. Peaceful and serene, the minute you leave the visitor center (which is great).
  • Lovely place to chill, meet locals and see great natural landscapes. Huskie farm and reindeer ride are worth the price. Great experiences and lots of fun!
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