Northern Lapland Region
Municipality of Utsjoki (www.utsjoki.fi)
Area: 712 sq.km. Established in 1956 (extended 1982).
The area is managed by Metsähallitus.
In Kevo Strict Nature Reserve, you can experience the Lapland landscape at its most wondrous. There are two marked trails, along which hikers may explore the area. Both trails are quite demanding.
The 40-km-long and at some places almost 80-metres-deep canyon-like valley of the River Kevojoki forms the core of the area. The rest of the nature reserve is fell highland crossed by gentle slopes of ravines. There are also large tundra-like open mires.
The aim of establishing the nature reserve has been to protect the Kevo Canyon and the sensitive fell landscape which surrounds it. The Kevo area is scientifically valuable. The subarctic research station of the University of Turku (www.utu.fi) carries out varied research at Kevo. Inside the strict nature reserve, visitors are allowed to move only on marked trails.
This is the webpage www.nationalparks.fi/kevo
The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. Address: Inarintie, FI-99870 Inari, Finland.