Luiro Mires

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.
A hiker at Sokanaapa Nature Trail, on Luiro mire area. Photo: Pia Jaakola.

Eastern Lapland Region
Pelkosenniemi, Savukoski
Area: 12,3 km²

The large aapa bogs which have been preserved in their natural state, our countries broadest fen mires and raised bogs, which are rare in the north, make the Luiro Mires a unique mire area. The Luiro Mires are classified as an internationally significant wetland and as an internationally significant bird habitat. The Sokanaapa and Kairanaapa bird watching towers are wonderful spots for observing birds. The Luiro Mires are a Natura 2000 site.

The Sokanaapa Nature Trail is a good option for a short trip to the Luiro Mires. If you wish to see more of the area, this will require independent planning and good hiking equipment.

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

Customer Service

Savukoski Visitor Centre Korvatunturi
Tel. int. +358 206 39 7556

Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava
Tel. int. +358 206 39 7302

Nationwide customer service number for Metsähallitus +358 206 39 4020

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Open the map of Luiro Mires in