Iivaara Nature Reserve

25.1.2022
Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–20.2.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.
12.8.2021
Iivaara's day hiking trail Iirinki is closed permanently. The parking area is no longer in use.
A winter hiker watches the scenery that opens from the top of the hill. A mosaic of lakes and forests can be seen in the distance.

North Ostrobothnia
Kuusamo
Area: 24,1 km2, Natura 2000 area (1998)

#iivaara

Iivaara-Jousivaara nature reserve in southern Kuusamo consists of two hilly sections, Iivaara-Penikkavaara hill and Laihanvaara-Jousivaara hill, and adjacent herb-rich forest and mire reserves. Virmajoki flood meadow is a significant traditional landscape site adjoining the Laihanvaara area. The core of the Iivaara area consists of valuable old forests that represent the northern hill and fell country at its best.

Iivaara was long considered a hunting and fishing destination. The hill forests are rich in decaying wood, making it popular with bird enthusiasts.

The area is managed by Metsähallitus

The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Ostrobothnia–Kainuu.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/iivaara