Kevo Strict Nature Reserve

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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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A deep canyon can be seen in the picture, the cliff walls are covered in light snow. There are trees on the canyon floor and the lower parts of the cliff walls. The sky is dark and the half-moon can be seen on the horizon where the cliff walls meet the sky.

In Kevo Strict Nature Reserve, you can experience the Lapland landscape at its most wondrous. There are two marked trails, along which hikers may explore the area. Both trails are quite demanding.The drawn emblem of Kevo strict nature reserve. Inside the oval emblem is an arctic fox walking in the moonlight depicted, snow-covered fells and a half-moon are drawn in the background. The text Geavu luonddumeahcci - Kevon luonnonpuisto wraps around the outer edge of the emblem.

The 40-km-long and at some places almost 80-metres-deep canyon-like valley of the River Kevojoki forms the core of the area. The rest of the nature reserve is fell highland crossed by gentle slopes of ravines. There are also large tundra-like open mires.

The aim of establishing the nature reserve has been to protect the Kevo Canyon and the sensitive fell landscape which surrounds it. The Kevo area is scientifically valuable. The Kevo subarctic research station of the University of Turku ( out varied research at Kevo. Inside the strict nature reserve, visitors are allowed to move only on marked trails.

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