Urho Kekkonen National Park

Hiking Ski cross-country on maintained trails Ski cross-country off trails Fishing Hiking Birdwatching Pick berries and mushrooms Sights and scenery Guided group tours Biking Horse riding Visit a Nature Centre Walk on a nature trail

The emblem of Urho Kekkonen national park - Golden EagleTrek through this magnificent arctic fell country on foot or on skis, finding your way to a welcoming wilderness hut for the night. This vast park extends eastwards from the resort of Saariselkä through the wilderness of Finnish Lapland all the way to the Russian border. The remote fell of Korvatunturi is famous among Finns as the home of Father Christmas. The night sky is illuminated by the Aurora Borealis in winter and the Midnight Sun in summer.

Cosy Cabins for Trekkers and SkiersLocation of Urho Kekkonen National Park in Finland

Location: In Eastern and Northern Lapland in the municipalities of Inari (www.inari.fi), Sodankylä (www.sodankyla.fi, in Finnish), and Savukoski (www.savukoski.fi, in Finnish). Read more

Arrival: By car and public transportation. Read more

Activities: Hiking, skiing, and trekking. Read more

Sights: Open fell wilderness sceneries, clear-watered rivers and streams, the mysterious Korvatunturi Fell, and the thriving local reindeer husbandry tradition. Read more

Suitability: Perfect for both experienced hikers and families with children.

Services: A wide variety of services throughout the year: Tankavaara Visitor Centre, Saariselkä Customer Service, Savukoski Visitor Centre Korvatunturi, huts, saunas, earth lodges (‘kammi'), lean-tos, dry toilets, a trail accessible for all, and campfire and camping sites. Services provided by cooperating partners are also available. Read more

Trails: Marked trails (200 km): extensive hiking trail and ski trail networks.

Nature trails: (1-7 km) in Saariselkä, Kiilopää, and Tankavaara. Nuortti Hiking Trail (a 40 km circular trail), historic Ruijanpolku Trail (35 km one way), and Kemihaara-Korvatunturinmurusta Hiking Trail (18 km one way). Read more

The National Park is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Address: PL 8016, FI-96101 Rovaniemi, Finland

This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/urhokekkonen 

Customer Service

Tel. int. +358 206 39 7251
ukpuisto(at)metsa.fi, hammastunturi(at)metsa.fi
Tel. int. +358 206 39 7200
ukpuisto(at)metsa.fi, hammastunturi(at)metsa.fi
Tel. int. +358 206 39 7556


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