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Urho Kekkonen National Park, Saariselka

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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.
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  • 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 »
  • We took a stroll with snow rackets in this park. Ideal for nature lovers, birches and maples holding snowflakes in abundance; silence and vastness. The Aurora building, a viewpoint with all the comfort for at night waiting for the appearance of the aurora borealis is. Memorable place!
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  • Amazing places you eat well Live experiences you'll never forget everybody is nice but not overpowering (the Sami speak very little) stunning scenery and then SHE, the Queen ... the aurora borealis. His view fascinates you and you wouldn't want it to go away. Are you willing to spend hours at very low temperatures and icy winds to be with her. When you come back for months do you suffer from sore Lapland.
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  • Very nice area but too many people
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  • 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!
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  • Magnificent views. Now this place was one of those that I would like to visit.
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