Location of Simojärvi and Soppana in FinlandSouthern Lapland Region
Municipalities of Ranua (www.ranua.fi, in Finnish), and Posio (www.posio.fi)
Lake Simojärvi 63.7 sq. km, Soppana 11 sq. km, Natura 2000 sites (1998)
The state-owned lands in the area are managed by Metsähallitus.

 

Fishermen and Lake Simojärvi. Photo: Olli Vainio

The Simojärvi and Soppana areas are magnificent outdoor excursion destinations for those interested in boating excursions and hiking. The areas are also excellent winter destinations for hiking or fishing. The areas forests are easy to hike through and offer hikers changing scenery. The Simojärvi and Soppana areas are well suited for short day hikes. The areas' trails are easy to travel and there are enough of them to cater to a hike lasting several days.

Lake Simojärvi is Finland's 50th largest lake. Its crystal clear waters lure visitors to its shores. A large portion of the Simojärvi area is protected by the Shore Conservation Programme, which ensures that Finland's most valuable shorelines stay building-free. The Soppana area is protected by the Old-Growth Forest Conservation Programme. A significant part of both the Simojärvi and Soppana areas are part of the Natura 2000 network.

This is the webpage www.nationalparks.fi/simojarviandsoppana

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Pilke Science Centre
Tel int. +358 206 39 7820
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Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu
Tel. int. + 358 (0) 40 732 5614
karhuntassu(at)metsa.fi

The national customer service number of Metsähallitus +358 206 39 4020

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