Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Muonio

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Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is the third-largest national park in Finland, located in the Lapland region, in the municipalities of Enontekiö, Kittilä, Kolari and Muonio. It was formally established in 2005, when Pallas-Ounastunturi National Park was joined with Ylläs-Aakenus protected area. It is the third largest national park in Finland, covering 1020km2. The high fells of the park are the southernmost place to see some arctic species in Finland. There are almost 100km of fell chain in the National Park. The highest fell in this chain is Taivaskero, which is 807m high. Most of the park consists of primeval forests and various types of muskeg.Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park has around 350km of marked hiking trails. There are several nature trails in the National Park, which are not very demanding and have information boards on the area’s natural features and culture. There are many options for day trips. The most popular hiking trail in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is the Hetta–Pallas Trail, which is 55km long. There are 14 nature trails in the National Park, of which 8 are in the Ylläs area, 4 in the Pallas area, and 2 are in the Ounastunturi Fells area.The trekking trails and services of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park are found on Excursion Map.
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  • I recommend to all of nature and hiking lovers! The route is well marked and tracks in good condition. Wilderness cabins are clean and equipped as to be really good. Options include a gas cooking as well as some at least perusruuanlaitto-making facilities. Tent places can be found in the vicinity of Andalucía. The firewood can also be found in Andalucía. Landscapes were really great! 3 3 < <
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  • this area is really nearly endless and limitless for cross country skiing - only limitation is your own condition (and maybe weather :-) ) just let your soul dangle  more »
  • Spectacular scenery, no lift queues, the slopes in good condition. It offers good service. The nature center offers information and a great exhibition.
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  • The hike across the park is a very nice route. The nature is very diverse on different altitudes. The hike is a bit demanding, because of long ascents and descents.
  • Beautiful views, guide at Nature Center was very helpful and knowledgeable, enough shops, but not too many.
  • Third best nature I've ever seen.. highly recommend
  • Wonderful nature, lots of trails for hiking, little huts scattered along the way for grilling saussages or sleeping.
  • Easy access to real wilderness. Fells and vast forest all around.

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