Urho Kekkonen National Park, Saariselka

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Urho Kekkonen National Park is a national park in Lapland, Finland, situated in area of municipalities of Savukoski, Sodankylä and Inari. Established in 1983 and covering 2550km2, it is one of Finland's largest protected areas. It is named after Urho Kekkonen, late President and Prime Minister of Finland.The Suomujoki river flows through the northern parts of the diverse park. The marked paths in its western part are an easy destination even for the inexperienced backpacker, whereas the wilderness is good for long and demanding trips.Most trips to Urho Kekkonen National Park are started from the Kiilopää fell center, the Aittajärvi lake along the Suomujoki river, or Raja-Jooseppi, and backpackers usually end up nearby the Saariselkä fell line, for instance on the top of its highest fell, Sokosti. Reindeer herding is still a common livelihood in the area.
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  • This national park occupies a large area. It's in the small town next to the orange card. Walking distance to the ... We walk on a well-planned trail ... Take a high view of the forest scene near the onions cage
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  • The national park named after the longest serving Finnish president is a stunning place. I guess anytime of the year the experience will be great. We visited in September when nature turns on all its ...  more »
  • For the first time, we were in the fall colors trip and expectations were high. Filled in every way to the beginning of the ex ante expectations and wishes, hiljentymisestä holiday. In the retirement age and had plenty of strolling, but the nature of violence, did not notice. Vary between different routes and were only for the new hikers a challenge, but yes, nearby, was really huonokuntoisiakin people. Parts of the places in the duckboards were in poor condition and required a balancing act. One of the campfire was such that the klapeja was not, but a big logs found that men made the tiny trees nuotioon. We women we collected in the wild and we got to fire at the time. Nature was pure rubbish. And every day, the colors of the spectrum.
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  • Best. Top 10. Love it. It is pure Nature. Peace. Simply perfect. Counting the minutes to come back.
  • Awesome place for vacation, absorb Lappish nature. It's amazing hills and snowshoeing, ski resort place!
  • It was amazingly beautiful and pure. I have been there skiing and walking and it has always been great.
  • Very beautiful wiews and offers nice possibilities for cycling. Suitable for kids.
  • beautiful place and everything in one village can highly recommend it
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