Lemmenjoki National Park
Located in Inari and Kittilä, Lapland, in Northern Finland.
- The National Park was founded in 1956 and has since been expanded.
- Its total area is 2,858 square kilometers, making it the biggest national park of Finland and one of the largest in Europe.
- The park is named after the Lemmenjoki River, an 80 kilometers long river running through it framed by the Maarestatunturi and Viipustunturi fells.
- The park is partly bordered by the Øvre Anarjóhka National Park in Norway.
- There is also gold mining in the area. Local entrepreneurs arrange gold mining trips for their own conquests on request. There are also gold diggers, with trotting a casual hiker can properly flush.
- There are about 60 kilometers marked paths, and even some bridges and boats are put up for travelers.
- There are both free and paid wilderness cottages in the area for overnight stays.
- The Ravadas Falls are one of the best-known nature attractions in the Lemmenjoki National Park.
- Most of the visitors – around 10,000 people per year – are backpackers, though. In 2019, about 18,300 people visited the national park.
- In a vote organized by Erä Magazine, Lemmenjoki National Park was chosen as the best hiking area in Finland.
- Lemmenjoki National Park is suitable for day trippers and more experienced hikers.
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