Kemihaara Wilderness Area

25.1.2022
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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.

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The surface of the river water has frozen into thin ice. The landscape is in autumnal colours.

Eastern Lapland Region, Municipality of Savukoski.
Area: 302 sq. km. Established in 1997.
The area is managed by Metsähallitus.

Kemihaara Wilderness Area is bordered to its north by Urho Kekkonen National Park and to its east by the River Kemijoki and its tributaries.

The dominant features in the area's south are the Uittipiekantunturi and Sorvortantunturi Fells. Both are over 420 metres high. There are several hills with treeless tops. The ones which reach the highest are the Akanvaara and Ätimysvaara Hills. In the north of the wilderness area there are vast aapa bogs. These bogs are the source of many of the River Kemijoki's and the River Pihtijoki's head waters.

The destination is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Lapland.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/kemihaara

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Kemihaara in Excursionmap.fi.