Natural Features of Kemihaara Wilderness Area

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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.

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.

There are many natural features in Kemihaara Wilderness Area, which are considered typical of Finland's wilderness areas. There are soggy mires and meandering rivers cocooned in the middle of forests. There are sweeping pine-dominated backwoods and spruce covered ravines. There are also rocky fells and even areas where forest fires have burnt forests.

An open mire during autumn, a coniferous-dominated forest can be seen behind the mire. The leaves of the shrub in the foreground are glowing in red autumn colours and there are yellow birch leaves on the ground.

Scree-covered rolling hills, pine trees are growing sparsely between the stones.
Kemihaara Wilderness Area together with Urho Kekkonen National Park and Vintilänkaira old-growth forest area, form a versatile combination of old-growth forests, pine mires, aapa bogs, fells and head waters.