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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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  • City ​​or municipality:Inari, Kittilä
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