Paistunturi Wilderness Area

Walking  Sightseeing Access to nature trail  Ski cross-country off trails Fishing Hunting  Pick berries and mushrooms

Location of Paistunturi Wilderness Area.Lapland, Northern Lapland Region
Municipalities of Utsjoki (www.utsjoki.fi, in Finnish) and Inari (www.inari.fi)
Area: 1 570 sq.km. Established in 1991.
The area is managed by Metsähallitus.

Paistunturi is a large continuous wilderness area in the Northern Lapland. The landscape typical for the wilderness area consists of fell heaths and mountain birch forests. There are also aapa mires and palsa mires in the area. Kevo Strict Nature Reserve, which is the largest strict nature reserve in Finland, divides Paistunturi Wilderness Area into two parts. The area is suitable for day trips as well as longer hiking trips.

The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, address: Inarintie, FI-99870 Inari, Finland.

This is the webpage www.nationalparks.fi/paistunturi