Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Finland  /  Lapland  /  Saariselka  /  Nature  /  Urho Kekkonen National Park

Urho Kekkonen National Park, Saariselka

(85+ reviews on the web)
National Park
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.
To visit Urho Kekkonen National Park and other attractions in Saariselka, use our Saariselka vacation generator.
Source
Create a full Saariselka itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Saariselka

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Saariselka by other users

10 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Lapland & Northern Norway BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Lapland & Northern Norway BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in Lapland & Northern Norway BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, culture, outdoors, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, outdoors, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in St. Petersburg & Finland BY A USER FROM SPAIN October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Finland BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN November, culture, outdoors, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Saariselka BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Saariselka BY A USER FROM MALTA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 27 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, kids, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • There is near of centrum of Saariselkä hut and campfire place. View from the campfire place is staggering. The place is on the edge of Laplands mountain. And in wintertime you can slide a sloup in the...  more »
  • Peace and quietness. In wintertime the cross country skiing tracks are in excellent shape. Also there are many marked routes and cafeterias and log houses where you can make day trips. The nature is L...  more »
  • If you are in saariselka you have to visit this beauty. This place is mostly famous for skiing but we took the walking trails here and it was nothing less than magical. There are multiple trails with ...  more »
Google
  • Very nice area but too many people
  • good
  • Great place
  • Beautiful park very quiet and away from the crowds. There a lot of walk to get to different points of views and Lakes but worth the visit. US markets 3 days in autonomy in the Park. The water is potable in water courses and of small huts and fire place along hiking circuits. Plenty of reindeer and rabbits. Blueberries everywhere!
    View original
  • Magnificent views. Now this place was one of those that I would like to visit.
    View original