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Hiidenportti National Park, Sotkamo

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Hiidenportti National Park (Finnish: Hiidenportin kansallispuisto) is a national park in Sotkamo in the Kainuu region of Finland. Hiidenportti National Park was established in 1982 to preserve the region's wilderness. A mosaic mix of mires and dry forests is typical landscape in this national park. The park covers 45 square kilometres (17 sq mi).

Two thirds of the area is coniferous forest. The near-natural state forests are 100–150 years old on average. The last loggings were made in the beginning of the 20th century.

The most well-known attraction of the park is the Hiidenportti (literally "Hiisi´s gate") gulley with vertical cliffs.

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  • Just great scenery to gorge. Very well guided hiking paths, not suitable if you are physically disabled, but paths aren't too difficult. Some stairs and broadwalks are broken and replaced at summer....  more »
  • We followed Google maps to get here, BE CAREFUL if you do. We saw a sign turning right for the park but it was a bit of a dirt road, Google was telling us to go straight, also a dirt road but as...  more »
  • We (me, my husband and our two teenage children) really enjoyed this hike. Like the previous reviewer, we also did the 5 km hike. We were told by several different people that we would need about 3...  more »
  • Beautifull national park. Good routes with appropiate signs on them.
  • Interesting, diverse walking routs, calm,beautiful scinery
  • A must visit! Amazing views.
  • Very nice, although fairly crowded compared to the other national parks we visited in Finland. Either way, worth the visit. You can also rent a cannu and experience the national park that way. Recommended.
  • Stunning National Park. Several hiking routes with resting places where one can make an open fire. The terrain is challenging in some places, so remember to reserve enough time for your visit 😉

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